Hello Gardeners, You made it through the growing season of your garden. By now you might have tons of tomatoes, peppers, and a bush full of basil that can pack a punch in your pesto sauce recipe. You might have tomato salads and stir-frys every night of the week when you are picking your vegetables daily.
You might be thinking, “What can I possibly use 15 peppers all at once as they are ripe to pick & harvest. It is the old saying that goes, “You reap what you sow”. You need a sure fire way to extend your garden harvest and preserve your bounty of vegetables and herbs. You need some simple and easy ways of preserving food.
You might be thinking that food preservation is some really difficult thing that is left to the professionals. That could be farther from the truth as these techniques that you will learn are times tested & simple enough to add to your repertoire of gardening mastery. Continue reading
Want to learn 2 simple ways on how to thin carrots. You will learn 2 simple techniques of thinning carrots that can be done in your container, pot, or garden beds. Thinning carrots is the process of removing some of your carrots plants out. The carrots may be crowded as it is common with them because the seeds are really tiny and sometimes get broadcast too much together. Learning how to thin carrots will ensure that your carrots can grow to full maturity.
1. You can use scissors to snip the carrots stalks at the base. Just be careful not to cut too many carrot plants.
2. You can also transplant your carrot plant. This helps you move them around to fill out spaces in your container, pot or garden. This is especially helpful if you want to move some carrots plants to another container or spot in your garden. We also go over some other general tips in the video that will help to prepare you to thin carrots.
You may also find that a better way to prevent the need to thin carrot is to use different seeds. There are some carrots seeds that enable you to plant the seeds with much ease. They are pelleted carrot seeds that are much larger in size than normal seeds. These seeds are coated to make them easier to plant the carrots seeds. This is a way to prevent thinning them out, but they do cost a little more than the regular seeds. Your typical carrot seeds packets will not contain as much as the normal carrots seeds either.
Hope that you got some good old fashioned green thumb gardener dirt to help you thin your carrots. Have any other questions about how to thin your carrots? Post in the comments section of this post!
Hurricane Florence prep- preparing your garden for a storm that may be coming.
Make sure that you pick as much as can of your fruits and vegetables. A storm that has any wind over 40 mph gusts can damage or weaken your garden plants.
Make sure to also tie down or put away any lose tools that you may have in your garden area
In the video below, Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener shows his Garden fail. He goes through what failures he has and shares how to learn from this to turn it into a successful vegetable garden. You will want to watch this if you had any vegetable garden mistakes. Who hasn’t killed plants? You can recover from any garden fail and learn from your mistakes. Vegetable gardening for beginners can be a worthwhile endeavor, hobby, & skill. Please don’t get discouraged when (it will happen) you encounter your first failure.
You had some vegetable garden failures during your gardening. Garden mistakes happen to even the most successful gardens. One garden tip is to keep a good record of what works and doesn’t work. It is important to document all your failures to help you grow from your failures. It’s good practice use something similar to this: click here You can use this journal or some notebook to help with the following:
The most important advice is to not get discouraged. We all make mistakes, even us long time gardeners. I have my fair share of garden problems and failures. Take a look at the video below if you want to see one of my failures. Hopefully, you can learn from my garden fail.
There are many tips that you can do to grow successful a zucchini squash plant. The zucchini plant seems to be one of those vegetables that is near and dear to many gardeners. It also can be the bane of a gardener if you don’t give it the care and attention that it may need throughout its growing cycle.
You will learn to give the right amount of fertilizers to your zucchini plants, How to prune your squash plants like a champ, and how & why to pick your squash plants often. Your zucchini plant can provide you with a wonderful bounty if you follow these simple tips.
Zucchini squash requires a massive amount of food. They are kind of like that growing teenage that devoures all your food in one sitting and is still hungry. However, this does not mean that you just dump a ton of fertiliser into the plant. Generally, you want to set it up with a good foundation in your soil prior to planting your zucchini squash plant. You will also want to give it subsequent feedings periodically throughout the zucchini’s growing cycle.
Zucchini plants and most other squash plants may need a a good pruning every once in awhile. It is in your best interest to prune your squash plant leaves as they continue to grow. Pruning your squash plant leaves has many benefits.
Here is a video that shows you the technique of pruning squash zucchini plants:
Yes, you heard it correctly. Squash plants need to be picked often. I remember that I checked my plants before leaving for a long weekend. The zucchini plants were almost full grown squash ready to be picked after returning four days later. A few squash suddenly grew into huge zucchini monsters. Make sure to check your plants often. They also seem to be better tasting when they are harvested young, so don’t be afraid to pick them earlier.
Picking the zucchini plants will also help to promote further growth and development of other zucchinis. This will signal the squash plant to start producing more zucchini plant buds. This is actual a good tip for most of your garden vegetables. Of course, you don’t want to pick them too early. It is something you can experiment with to see what works best for you. You want more zucchini, so don’t wait too long to pick them.
There you have 3 simple steps to help boost your zucchini plants. Tell me in the comments below what you you do to care for your zucchini squash plants. Feel free to share this article with any gardener who may need a little love with the squash plants.
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In this live stream, I show you an easy and simple worm compost bin that is used in vermicomposting. You can order the Red wriggler worms from here: http://bit.ly/2KqQIZZ
You can find instructions on ow to build a worm bin here.
In this video Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener shows a worm bin compost used for vermicomposting.
In this video Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener shows you tips on how to prune your squash zucchini plants to help prevent powdery mildew. This is part of a series on how to grow zucchini squash and how to control powdery mildew. Pruning your zucchini squash plant will help with airflow around the zucchini plant and is an effective diy powdery mildew treatment for optimal production. These tips are just one of the keys on how to stop powdery mildew.
Tomato Plant Growing- In this video, I show you my top 3 tomato planting tips for your vegetable garden. I hope to help you care for your tomato plants after transplanting them.