8 Things NOT To Do In The Vegetable Garden – Eco Snippets

8 Things NOT To Do In The Vegetable Garden


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“Whether you are just starting your first vegetable garden, or have been growing for decades you are bound to make mistakes.

I know I make oodles of mistakes each year.

Some are new mistakes, but for some reason I repeat old mistakes every now and then.

I have made enough mistakes over the years I could probably fill another complete website full of my vegetable garden follies.

Fortunately, through my mistakes I have learned what to do and what not to do in a bunch of situations.

Here are eight things NOT to do in the vegetable garden along with an extra bonus tip at the end…”

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Some good advice there.
I wouldn’t worry too much about a little shade. Plant root crops and leafy veg or use it as a safe haven for wildlife and grow wild flowers adapted to the growing conditions. Some herbs, like mint and parsley will still perform in shade. If you like fragrant plants/ornamentals try lily of valley. Anything that has fruit that needs to ripen really needs sun. Although, remember pears only ripen properly AFTER harvesting.
I’ve been gardening organically on the same site all my life. I NEVER use pesticides. I have zero problem with pests and diseases. The ecosystem balances itself if its left alone.
Your advice on feed is perfect. Great read, love when people share what goes wrong. 🙂 A friend of mine once “improved” his soil by adding 4tonnes of builders (not horticultural) sand. Oops! Me? I once pruned a Philadelphus in winter. Won’t be doing that again!

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The not over-watering is a very important message… as Alan Titchmarsh tends to say “more plants are killed by over-watering than by watering too little”…

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Article is wrong on one point and may be on many others.

The tiny hairs on tomato stems do NOT form roots and this just illustrates the unreliability of this author as to his or her knowledge. Even a casual observer would see this if they bothered to root a tomato cutting or observed the plants growing in the garden. The hairs remain hairs and roots emerge from nodes along the plant stem.

The hairs on the plants are called trichomes and are being studied to understand their function in tomatoes.

https://trichome.natsci.msu.edu/about/

The roots that grow on tomato stems are called aerial or adventitious roots. Two different plant parts.

I’m crossing VeggieGardener off my list of reliable gardening websites. They so sorely need a fact checker or to stay within their knowledge.

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