Fun Facts about Gardening

Fun facts about gardening 

By: Dakotah

It is that time of year again to get that garden going, here are some facts and tips to get the most out of your garden this year.  Did you know that a well-maintained 600 square foot garden can produce roughly 300 pounds of produce with a net worth up to $600.00 annually.  

There are a lot of different things you can do to get great results from your garden. Sprinkling some baking soda in the soil around your tomatoes can help reduce the acidity and that can sweeten them up. Also adding flowers in or around your garden can be very beneficial. It will attract beneficial insects and predators, that your plants need to grow big and strong.  Weed control is very important when it comes to your garden. Weeds take nutrients, water, sunlight and space away from the plants you are growing and keep healthy. Luckily there are many ways to prevent and control weeds without using chemicals. Sprinkling cornmeal will help keep weeds from growing but it also works as fertilization for your plants. Laying down landscape fabric or plastic will create a barrier so weeds will not grow. Lastly spraying vinegar in between your rows will kill weeds also.  

Now that you know some tricks and tips to help you get the most out of your garden, go and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.