Having Success in Your Spring Garden
Spring is such a wonderful time when nature seems to awaken from her long nap. As the cold winter’s ice begins to melt, the animals waking up from their sleep, the birds chirping, butterflies in their array of colours take to the sky
as bees move about from plant to plant all this spells spring and let us know that it is time to pull out those garden gloves and tools as we once again connect with nature.
what I love about working in the great outdoors is getting that much-needed exercise in such a peaceful and relax way, watching as my garden begins to bloom and flourish in an array of colours that is just mind-blowing which says to me, you have done a great job and nature has given you her seal of approval.
Types of gardens
I don’t know which garden you have or are planning to construct but there are many to choose from. From flower gardens to herb gardens, fruits, and even vegetable gardens, container gardens and so on but whatever garden you decide on, make it a great year as you work on your garden projects and reap the rewards of your harvest.
Planting a spring garden
In this article, however, we will be focusing on the top seven best veggies to plant in your spring garden
Top seven best vegetables to plant in your spring garden
Carrot is a veggie that is included in so many food recipes. Carrots can also be eaten raw or cooked. Adding these babies to your garden is really great as you not only enjoy the taste but the many benefits they have.
Corn is one of my favourites because growing corn is simple. As a child growing up these were included in my garden and I really enjoyed the fruits of my labour. Adding corn to your spring garden is a must.
Give this veggie a try in your spring garden and enjoy its mouth-water flavours as you reap its benefits
Onions are so delicious, even though it makes me cry when peeling and slicing them, these veggies are so tasty eaten raw in salads or cooked. This veggie is very popular and has worked its way into so many kitchens around the world.
Filled with vitamins and other benefits onions top the list for me. I can just smell the aroma of fried onions what a pleasant scent as you prepared those delicious meals.
Potatoes are another popular veggie that has earned its way into the hearts of so many. Potatoes taste great especially when baked or broil with cheese. This vegetable can benefit also benefit you
in so many ways, so make them a part of your spring garden and reap a harvest of these veggies.
Garden success tips
- Have a plan, knowing what you want will make your spring garden planting easier
- For a successful spring garden, it is best to use an organic soil mix or start a compost pile
- Know your plant’s water requirements
- Knowing your soil ph is so important
- Have some knowledge of garden pest
- Having some knowledge of pruning is good
- Slow-release fertilizer
- Quick-release fertilizer
- Organic fertilizer
- Controlling insects with birds
- Releasing and keeping beneficial insects in your garden
Winning the war or weeds
Mulches and their benefits
Mulches are really great because of what it can do so by adding mulches to your spring garden will really help your garden plants.
Garden safety tips
While it is great to work in our gardens it is also good to play it safe. Here are some safety tips as you work in your spring garden.
. The first rule to remember at all times and that is safety first this is where proper planning comes in no matter how small the job may be.
2. Have a plan for where you are working exp… working on slopes, working near overhead power lines or electrical lines in the ground can be dangerous.
3. Be mindful of water lines as well as irrigation lines.
4. Watch out for uneven grounds.
5. Wait until the grounds are dried from rains or heavy dew. A former co-worker went out on the hotel grounds one morning making his regular checks, slipped on the grass that was wet and broked his leg. Talk about a freak accident.
6. Always read and follow the instructions of power tools before using and make sure these tools are in good condition.
7. Wear long clothing to be protected from the sun or sunscreen to protect your skin.
8. The proper footwear such as Gardening boots.
9. Gardening gloves.
10. Goggles to protect your eyes.
11. Earmuffs or earplugs when using power tools such as lawnmowers, chainsaw trimmers etc…
12. Safety belt to support your back especially if the project requires a lot of lifting.
13. Carry tools in a wheel burrow for ease and comfort.
14 Get help if the project requires more hands.
15. Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water.
16. Eat a healthy meal before starting work and wait for 10-15 minutes before working.
17. Takes 5-minute breaks, allow your self these breaks especially if the temperature is high and the workload is great. Find a cool or shaded area.
18. Wearing a hat can help keep you cool when working in the heat.
19. Have a first aid kit close by.
20. Keep insect spray close by for, exp. wasp. hornets etc…
21. Never leave tools laying on the ground you might trip on them which may cause injury.
The final word
Planting a spring garden is really amazing because there are so many benefits as we connect with nature in such a wonderful way. So let’s spend that much needed time in our garden as we prepare and maintain it through spring.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.