The arrival of springtime is nothing short of spectacular. Beyond enjoying the heightened temperatures, presence of sunshine and occasional rain showers, you have the opportunity to tend a garden.
Growing your own produce isn’t just a seasonal hobby. Gardening is beneficial for the mind, body and soul, providing an outlet to the stressors of life and allowing you to burn calories along the way. Plus, planting and maintaining your own fruits and vegetables makes following a plant-based diet simple as can be. Why head to the grocery store when you can just escape to the backyard for the freshest pickings? After all, it’s the easiest way to ensure you’re only eating top-quality, organically grown produce.
But gardening takes more effort than planting and watering a seed. If you really want to maximize your harvest this spring, consider the following tips:
1. Weed your Garden Regularly
Pay attention to the presence of weeds among your crops. Plan to weed your soil and its surroundings regularly to avoid disrupting the growing process and overtaking of your garden, as suggested by natural lifestyle blog Premeditated Leftovers.
2. Use Your Space Efficiently
Whether the amount of fertile soil you have is plenty or seldom, remember to use your space as efficiently as possible to maximize your harvest. Mother Earth News recommended planting in blocks, trying vertical gardening and growing vegetables alongside other compatible crops to maximizing your growing space.
Spend plenty of time tending your garden this spring.
3. Repeat your Successes