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In the United States, the best time to start planting your garden is in spring. As the weather begins to warm up, planting around this time of year is the best way to guarantee the health of your crops.
If you are getting ready to plant your spring garden, make sure you get prepared. Make sure you get rid of any pesky weeds that have sprouted up by using a good herbicide. Be careful with what brand you go for however, as recently, and there has been a rise in lawsuits against weed killer brands like Roundup. This is because users are claiming that using the Roundup brand has caused them to develop cancer! (If you are worried this has happened to you, make sure you approach the best Roundup lawfirm for advice on what to do.)
So how do you start your spring garden?
Create a garden plan
While waiting for spring to come, spend your time creating a good garden plan. Figure out arrangements and sun exposure and plan accordingly.
Make sure when creating your plan, you start by focusing on any plants that are fussy. These will need the most care and preparation in order to ensure they survive.
Next, plan out your irrigation. Many plants don’t perform well in dry conditions, so making sure your irrigation is up to scratch is vital.
Work out how you are going to access your plants, giving up on a bit of planting space in order to provide good accessibility will work out better in the long run.
Make sure you don’t overcrowd your crops, this can become very tempting as you run out of space, but it will only end badly. This is a mistake we see a lot when it comes to novice and even intermediate growers.
Sort out your growing supplies
If you plan to start afresh with new seeds, make sure you find a good supplier and order as early as possible to make sure they have them in stock. Also, make sure all your minerals and other growing supplies are stockpiled ready for the season.
Once you have your seeds and have germinated them successfully, you can begin planting. Make sure the seedlings are healthy before doing this, this means you can plant them straight away.
Watch the weather
If serious weather conditions arise around the time of planting, make sure you take time to wait for it to pass over. Freezing weather can put a stop to even the most well-planned garden. If you are determined to plant even though the weather is less than ideal, consider a heating system to ensure your crops survive.
If you need some tips on what crops are most likely to survive if the weather is particularly cool this spring, here is a list of ones that have a good survival chance in cool weather.
These crops will tolerate cooler nights and may even survive a light freeze.
- Swiss Chard
Hopefully, by following these tips, you will be able to enjoy the results of your hard work. Growing your own crops is an immensely rewarding hobby, and we wish you the best of luck!