After going on and on about wanting one for over a year now, David finally built me a garden!
The only problem was, now I’d have to figure out what to do with it. So I did what any good newbie would do. I researched plants, read about timing, asked the experts…
Not. (Yes, that 90’s joke? I still use it.)
Instead, I went to the store and bought vegetable plants I thought sounded fun and tasty. Then, I planted them.
…with a glove that had a hole in one finger. Can you guess which one?
So now I’m checking on them daily and crossing my fingers all goes well. I’m hoping that I’ll learn more through trial and error than I could learn through reading, but there are a few tips I’ve heard that I plan to use.
Plants root better when you plant them in a messy hole. Don’t dig it out smoothly and neatly.
Distilled white vinegar will kill weeds. Simply spray on weeds until they die.
Read the seed envelope and pay attention to the depth and distance they tell you. I planted some seeds, pumpkin and spinach, so we’ll see if I have any success!
Grow what you will eat. I was tempted to get banana peppers, but have no clue what I’d actually to with them, so I skipped it and gt okra instead.
Slugs hate caffeine, so put circles of used coffee grounds around emerging seedlings to keep slugs away.
Don’t worry about ants. They might annoy the roots, but won’t kill plants.
Do you have any gardening wisdom to share with this newbie?