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Whew- this gardening update is a little different but necessary. Gardening has gotten off to a rocky but consistent start. I was looking at old pictures of my garden and I realized my garden was trending about 2-3 weeks behind- I had to ask myself is something wrong with my garden?
I usually try not to stress too much. Gardening is an organic process and a garden shouldn’t stress you out- but this gardening season had me wondering. Did I need to revert back to an aloe plant or have I lost my touch LOL (No shade to anyone with aloe). Gardening this season has been a huge learning experience. It took me halfway through gardening season to realize that my containers were getting shade. Not just a little shade- TOO MUCH shade. My raised bed was doing pretty good but still tracking slowly.
When it comes to your plants some can handle sun/shade but others need FULL SUN. Not some sun, not sun with some shade but FULL SUN! One day I studied the sun and shadows in my yard and I saw that a tree that had previously not been an issue grew branches that casted shadows over my containers. I shifted all of my containers about one foot and boom growth.
The main thing I did that increased my garden yield was fertilizing. I usually fertilize also increased my fertilizers and the frequency at which I fertilized. Where as I usually fertilized once every two weeks, I began to fertilize once every other day. I talk about that here.
I pruned my leaves and weeded. Weeding your garden is so UGH! Time consuming and…tedious. But necessary. Check out this video below on how to weed your garden
Ultimately with good fertilizer and TLC- I made the garden happen.
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