Vegetable Gardening Tips
There is still plenty of growing season left for most of Canada. In fact, August can have some great sunshine, but remember that daylight hours are starting to shorten. Thankfully summer isn't over yet! Here are three great tips for taking care of your garden.
There are parts of Canada that are in a water shortage situation right now. So, it's important that if you are watering your garden, you water effectively. Prioritize vegetables and fruits over the lawns, decorative plants and other cosmetic landscaping.
One of the most effective methods to water efficiently is to use a soaking hose or a garden hose on a very low flow for a longer watering period.
Controlling weeds is one important way that helps with water conservation. Fewer plants to drink the water means more of the water goes to the fruits and vegetables.
Try to keep the weeds to a minimum by weeding often and getting them out of the ground before they start producing seeds.
Fertilize fruits and vegetables as needed with organic, slow release fertilizer. Stake tomato plants as needed. Here's another tip for tomato plants: always water from below. Tomatoes don't like water on their fruit and leaves.
Growing your own food and maintaining a garden are very rewarding. Enjoy your home and garden this summer and all the best to a bountiful harvest.