Seven Big Planting Day Secrets – How To Plant Your Garden For Success!

This week's podcast and article highlight seven planting day secrets that will help you start your garden well and produce well this year!  

Our Seven Biggest Planting Day Secret 

Most of these recommendations are easy to do, but they will boost your garden's success this season. Following each will ensure a healthy and successful gardening season this year!   

1: Start With A Plan –

Most of these recommendations are easy to do, but they will boost your garden's success this season. Following each will ensure a healthy and successful gardening season this year!   

Crop Rotation Is Important 

Those who have gardened before should also consider crop rotation. Most crops should be planted elsewhere than last year. Draw a tangible sketch to plan your garden this year.  

2: Don’t Plant Too Early 

When you plant those crops will determine your gardening success. Avoid planting too early! It's tempting to get your hands filthy right away, but trust us—wait.  

3: Put In Stakes, Tomato Cages, Trellises & Supports Before Planting – 

Some crops need support all season, not just when top heavy. Other vining crops need early trellis training.    

4: Use A Post Hole Digger And Mattock For Planting 

Gardening may be strenuous. Using a post hole digger for transplants and a mattock for seeds changes that.  

5: Fill Your Planting Holes & Furrows With Power 

After digging your hole, apply some natural nutrients to boost them. These nutrients and soil builders will help your plants thrive.    

6: Mulch Those Plants 

Organic mulch around crops after planting is a great gardening method. The crops and you will benefit. Natural mulches include straw, crushed leaves, and grass clippings.   

7: Water SMART  

Watering inconsistently and over or under leads to crop failure. Water young transplants frequently for the first few weeks. Watering helps shock-stricken crops establish quickly.  

Water At The Base

Best effects come from morning watering at the plant's base. Avoid watering in the heat of the day. Also, avoid overhead sprinklers.

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