5. Do Not Use Any Chemical Fertilizers
Make sure you are not utilizing any chemical fertilizers in your home garden. If you going to use them, then please plant some colorful flowers instead of growing a fruits or vegetables as you may transfer some of these chemicals into your body after eating them. There are all natural and safe pesticides that you may be able to make with materials you have around the house. You can use dried peels of fruits and vegetables, neem juice or even mineral oil.
You should be very careful while nurturing your plants with pesticides as you should only be doing it when the soil is moist enough. From fresh fruits, flowers to whatever vegetables you are growing in your garden, make sure you grow them in a way that they will end up healthy for you, not the opposite.
4. Keep an Eye on The Soil Level in Your Pots
Make sure that all of your pots have an optimum amount of soil in them. When you don’t have enough soil, it may hinder the growth of your plants and will reduce its life expectancy. Over time the level of the potting soil drops from watering and exposure, so you need to remember to add fresh potting soil every now and then into your pots.
3. Prune Off The Dead Blossoms
When the blossoms have expired then you should make sure to prune them off; it is that easy. Using a pair of pruners or micro shears will make this job easy. Make sure your tools are always clean and well oiled to ensure the best possible experience while pruning.
In order to be effective, make sure that you prune down close to the base of any dead flower or vegetable and give a nice sharp cut. This will send a message to the plant to continue producing other flowers and that’ll keep the flowers and vegetables in your container garden growing all season long. The pruned blossom will cease to continue to produce and the other parts of your plant will benefit from the addition of nutrients.
2. Going On Weekend Trips, Worried About Your Home Garden?
For many people who go away on summer vacations and weekend trips, a soil mat is a great option to water their your plants while you are away. Soil mats are composed of silica gel and when you fill them with water, they begin to expand. You should put these mats underneath your pots and if you have done everything right, they will act as the perfect wicking system for your plants.
Another great option are rechargeable solid water bags. You fill them with water, charge them up and then slip them onto the side of your pots on a 45-degree angle. When watering your home garden make sure you water each of your pots slowly. It can take some time for water to reach the root zone and if you are just focusing on wetting the foliage then the plants in your home garden might die very soon.
1. Follow a Schedule While Watering Your Plants
A big mistake that most people make is that they do not follow a schedule when it comes to watering their plants. This will not work at all if you water your plants once in three days because too much water can be as devastating for plants as too little. There should be a suitable schedule that you should follow while watering your home garden. The optimum time is early in the morning when roots are eager to absorb water. Plants need water to make themselves ready for the process of photosynthesis during daylight hours.
Your home garden offers you the flexibility to add some extra growing space in your home. However, it also needs to be cared of in the most efficient manner. Moreover, if you properly manage and care for your pots in your home garden, then you should be producing fruits and vegetables for 9 to 10 months out of the year. Good luck and have fun!