Trellising plants is a great way to improve plant health by way of increased airflow, insect protection and ease of picking. What can you trellis you may ask? Well, just about anything that grows on a vine.
Imagine laying on black soil with a blanket over you in the middle of summer. How does this feel? Hot and sweaty! This is the same for plants, and if there is little airflow moisture loves to then build up and cause a perfect environment for diseases such as powdery mildew to thrive and take over your garden.
Sprawling vines easily and quickly take over any garden, and not to mention lawn!
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You may be wondering why on earth someone would plant carrots on a hill, to begin with?
If you have light and or sandy soil you may not experience this otherwise if your soil is anything but light you may experience the following:
- Impossible to pull out
- Forked root
- Cracked root
All of these issues can be caused from planting directly in hard soil. The roots may grow straight, but at some point, they hit a hard pan and cannot send their roots deeper so they fork taking the path of least resistance.
Also when planted this way it can be near impossible to retrieve these tasty roots from the stubborn soil – leading to extra digging Read More
If you have ever grown tomatoes or vegetables in any northern climate (or at least attempted to), you’ve probably heard of the endless list of ways to get these tasty but often finicky and long season plants to get going. But if there is anything you have heard, probably the number one comment is that you can’t plant the seed directly in the ground? Right? Gardeners can be intimidated by the thought of growing seeds. But some annuals thrive off this, and surprisingly tomatoes and peppers are no exceptions.
Maybe you do not have the facilities or time to start indoors. Or maybe you have tried, but come up disappointed Read More