Here are 5 projects to help make your garden amazing:
Plan it Out
It’s always good to have a plan. Using an online planner or a pen and paper helps you understand the space available to you and maximize it for the best harvest. Planning ahead also helps you know what to buy so you can space it out over time if you need to.
If you’re a seasoned gardener you know your stuff, but it may be time to change it up and try new plants. Spend some time doing research to find new plants that grow well in your area. If you’re new to gardening, now’s a good time to study up and make a list of plants you want to try this year.
Fall and winter leave behind a lot of debris and the wind kicks in. During the off-season spend time cleaning up remnants of plants from last year and clearing away and sticks of leaves that have blown on to your plot.
Soil will make or break you as a gardener. On warmer winter days head outside to check on your soil. You can grab a testing kit from Amazon or your local nursery to see if there are nutrients your soil is severely lacking so you can work to improve it before plants go in the ground.
Speaking of soil, compost is some of the most nutrient-rich media you can give your garden. Start composting your food scraps so you have beautiful compost to add to your soil come spring. All the banana peels and eggshells you’re tossing in the trash are full of nutrients your plants will love!
Get out there and make this year your most successful garden!