Grandma’s Gardening Hacks

Grandma’s Gardening Hacks

When we first moved into our house, we ended up building a raised garden bed. That was the first time I tried gardening. I liked it, but as the years went on and we had a son, it was just put on the back burner….until this year.
When quarantine hit, I thought let’s do the whole gardening thing again. We knew this year we would be around more, and that it would be fun for our son. That he could plant some of his favorite fruits and veggies and watch them grow everyday. This year we planted tomatoes, potatoes, peas, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, musk melon, and pumpkins.
While we have had some things work out and some not, I was really growing concern that the pumpkins were not going to work out this year for us. FINALLY, yesterday I saw that we have 2 pumpkins that have started.
This year Pinterest, Google and more have become my bestie when it comes to gardening tips. Leave it to some grandparents to recently share their tips are gardening.
Plant Vegetables in Intervals – I have now learned this after planting my first round of lettuce. This way you will have things growing all season instead of all at once.
Straw Is Your Best Friend – if you lay straw down for delicate fruits like strawberries that will help them from getting damaged by soil or even flooding.
Remove Deadheads for Better Flowers – Once the flower has wilted remove it so that it can focus the energy on the healthy buds
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