Are you an owner of a small garden, but you dream for big yields? Yes, every gardener wishes for a great harvest. In this article, I am revealing the secret of getting a great harvest (even if you have a small garden.) You can manage your food supply to a greater extent by your small garden crop. Of course, you can sell what you grow in your garden, and it’s fun. Let’s talk about the Soil Test Kit later.
* “Grow food, not grass.” The gardeners say it, and they say it for a valid reason. Maintaining grass in your garden is harder than maintaining a garden crop, but the majority of the house owners do it. But why? Grass adds more personality to your home, but you can’t eat it. Well, you need a Soil Test Kit to grow grass as well. If you are a big fan of grass, just allocate a section of your garden for it, and use that other section to grow an edible garden. What you grow in your garden is healthier than what you buy from the market. It is the safest way to feed your family. Did you know that even the edible plants can add more personality to your home garden?
* Have you heard of pollinators? “A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower. This helps to bring about fertilization of the ovules in the flower by the male gametes from the pollen grains.” Well, that is how Wikipedia explains pollinators. Now, you understood that, right? You should invite them to your garden for a good harvest. Same as the Soil Test Kit, these small creatures will help you a lot for a great harvest. Plants and herbs are there that attract pollinators, so planting them in between your vegetables is advisable. Those plants will stay with your vegetable plants as companions. Some people consider pollinators as destroyers of the plants, but they are not. They are one of the key factors to your garden success. Anise Hyssop, Bee Balm, Basil, Fennel, Borage, and Dill are some edible herbs that you should go in your garden to attract more pollinators.
* Soil is the king: A garden that contains necessary nutrients to the plants is a treasure. Professional gardeners know the importance of healthy soil for a big yield of fruits and vegetables. Now, you need a Soil Test Kit. Soil Test Kit is the tool that professional gardeners use for determining available nutrients in the soil. If you live in a country that has four seasons, then your garden soil will change four times a year. The rain in spring will wash away soil nutrients. Summer will make it too dry. Well, most gardeners initiate their garden crop at the beginning of the spring. So, by the end of summer or during the fall; they can harvest it. If you are a first-time gardener, then it is safe to assume that you don’t have a Soil Test Kit. Go to the nearest house improvement store and buy a one. It won’t cost you more than $50.
Make sure you choose the right plants that grow well in your climate. The leaflet that comes with your Soil Test Kit will have all the information on how to use it. Good luck so.