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Top Tips to Plan and Plant a Bountiful Garden

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A garden is a never-ending project. To improve or start yours, here are some top tips!

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Start seeds indoors before the growing season begins! Report Abuse
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Rotate garden crops every year Report Abuse
Rotating crops decreases the impact of pests and fertilization problems.
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Plant rows across a slope to prevent erosion Report Abuse
Erosion will waste your efforts to get good plants started.
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Store seeds in a cool, dry place Report Abuse
A closet or a refrigerator bin work well for storing seeds.
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Check with your county agent for planting dates in your own area Report Abuse
Planting after the last frost date and when the soil temperatures are right increase your chances of a bountiful garden, whether it be vegetable or flower!
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To avoid damping-off start off with a good potting soil Report Abuse
By adding a thin layer of sand to the top of your freshly sowed seeds you decrease the odds of damping off.
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Spring tilling is the best. Report Abuse
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A drip irrigation system uses one-third to one-half less water than a sprinkler irrigation system. Report Abuse
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Soil color has a lot to say about the mineral content Report Abuse
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Prevent soil compaction by providing paths around the beds or between rows Report Abuse
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Compost is the best all-around substance for maintaining the organic content of the soil Report Abuse
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Collect your own seeds from flowers...but don’t collect too early or they won’t germinate Report Abuse
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Divide perennials in the fall Report Abuse
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Your local county agricultural agent or the extension specialists can help you identify insects and diseases in your garden Report Abuse
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Make sure the plants you’re growing that need “full sun” get at least 6-8 hours of full sun per day Report Abuse
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Be sure that the shade loving plants you put out are getting the right amount of light; even shade loving plants need some light Report Abuse
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Pay attention to watering the correct amount for the plant type Report Abuse
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Feed your plants appropriately Report Abuse
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There is no plant that is totally deer proof Report Abuse
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Avoid planting food crops near a septic field Report Abuse
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