How Does Your Garden Grow? “We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” Jenny Uglow As we head into the Dog Days of Summer, it’s a perfect time to check-in to see how things are going in your garden. What have been the most exciting things that have happened? What turned out better than you expected? What didn’t work out as well as you’d hoped? Keep your garden thriving during these long, hot days with our advice on how to properly water your garden, and tips on the best types of mulch to use to keep your garden’s soil cool and moist. We also have some guidance on saving your own seeds. While most gardens are going strong, maybe you had a couple of setbacks? Not to worry, we have a list of summer vegetables you can still grow this year! Even though it’s hot right now, the cooler days of autumn are right around the corner. Now’s the time to think about what comes next. With a few simple steps, you can extend your growing season an extra few weeks to maximize the harvest of your favorite summer veggies. A new season means all new veggies, and now is the perfect time to get started planning your fall/winter garden! And Smart Gardener is here to help. The Smart Gardener blog is full of informative posts to help you get your garden ready for planting, and the Smart Gardener app makes it easy to plan, grow and harvest your own food.
The best way to water your garden The best way to water your garden Climates may differ, but the essentials of how to properly water a garden are the same everywhere. There are four things to keep in mind to keep your garden thriving. read more How to apply mulch to a garden How to apply mulch to a garden Mulch is an indispensable part of the vegetable garden, with a multitude of benefits. We’ve got tips to help you know how much to add and when to add it. read more
Extending your summer growing season Extending your summer garden What can I grow now? It’s not too late to plant a garden this summer. There are several vegetables you can plant today and harvest before the first frosts! read more Planning your fall/winter garden Planning your fall/winter garden Planning a fall/winter vegetable garden is surprisingly easy. Follow these tips to keep growing your own vegetables once your summer crops are done. read more
What you can grow right now! What you can grow right now! What can I grow now? It’s not too late to plant a garden this summer. There are several vegetables you can plant today and harvest before the first frosts! read more How to save your own seeds How to save your own seeds Whoever came up with the phrase “there is no such thing as a free lunch” didn’t know anything about vegetable gardening or saving your own seeds. read more
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