Gardening is a fun hobby that can lead to a fruitful garden yielding different kinds of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. However, growing a green garden is not easy, especially if you don’t have prior experience.
Now, you have probably seen the first part of this blog, which featured various green gardening tips tackling why your garden isn’t thriving. If those reasons didn’t address your concerns, then you may want to read on.
Here are four more reasons your green garden isn’t thriving.
1. You Aren’t Following a Proper Watering Schedule
Drastic changes in the weather can affect the growth of your plants. An extreme drop in temperature may damage your green garden. If the temperature suddenly increases, you will need to water your plants more because they will quickly dry out.
Aside from temperature, you will also need to water your plants, depending on the season. Most plants die during the winter season because they aren’t watered regularly. Therefore, you should set up a regular watering schedule and stick to it.
It will help if you water your plants early in the morning. Early morning is the best time to water your plants because the sun is yet to hit the ground and evaporate the moisture. Doing so will help you save time and effort as you won’t have to water your plants again that day.
3. You Don’t Address Issues with Insects and Pests
A healthy, disease-free garden will always produce results. However, if you have insects or pests that damage your plants, your plants will never be able to thrive.
There will be no point in spending time, effort and money on growing a green garden if you can’t harvest the fruits or vegetables. The key is to identify the problems early enough and address them.
If you’re not sure how to identify pests and insects, you can contact experts at your local garden store. Their expertise will help you make the right decisions. In addition, you may want to avoid pesticides that contain dangerous chemicals that can damage the soil and water sources.
4. You’re Growing the Wrong Plants and Seedlings
Did you recently plant vegetable seedlings and flowers in your green garden? If so, you may want to check if they are growing correctly. It is best to start growing vegetable seedlings indoors first to avoid disturbing them in the soil when they outgrow their pots.
You may have purchased the wrong seeds or plants, or they may not have been properly labeled. Seeds and plants have different requirements. For example, some plants, like tomatoes, need different fertilizers than other plants.
To avoid wasting time, effort, and money, make sure you do the proper research, consult experts, and read all the instructions for the seeds, plants and seedlings.
Growing a green garden is very rewarding. However, it isn’t easy. If you follow the tips mentioned above, you will have a better chance of growing a healthy garden.
It is also a good idea to start small and work your way up. With experience, you can gradually grow your garden and work on making it bigger and better.
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