How my garden grows . . . more from the garden
Flowers look pretty in the garden but that's not why I plant them there. I plant them for the good things they do for my edible crops. Marigolds repel bugs and rabbits, so I plant them up close to my plants. Nasturtiums, besides being edible in their own right, attract aphids and other bugs away from the other plants.
I had some concerns about the peas I planted last week being duds . . . well, my concern was unfounded . . . yesterday there were no sprouts and today . . . well, see of yourself . . . pea sprouts!
This morning I planted more seeds . . .
pole beans from seeds that were donated from a friend. I shoeved some stakes in the ground and strung up some string for them to climb. I planted six seeds around the base of each pole and will thin them out when they grow and I can determine which plants are most viable.
I also planted beets, lettuce, and basil. All easy to grow and will show quick results. I'm looking forward to the early crops they will provide.
The best . . . and most important . . . part of working in the garden is watering. It's vital to make sure you give your plants a good soaking. A good soaking allows the roots to grow deep and strong. Too little water and the roots will grow shallow and you'll have weak plants that don't produce a good volume of vegetables.
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