Plants need water to grow, but overwatering can damage the plant’s roots and causes the plant to starve to death slowly.
Many beginner gardeners — in their excitement — tend to overwater their plants. Watering them every day will only encourage your plants to set very shallow roots.
In addition, overwatering will not make the plants healthier and or make them grow faster. The ideal amount to water your garden is 1-3 times a week, and it’s best to do it in the morning as it allows the water to run down into the soil, reaching the roots without too much excess water lost to evaporation.
2. Plant Spacing
Although you might decide you want a particular plant in a particular place in your garden, it’s essential to consider the conditions the plant type needs to survive.
For instance, some varieties, such as Primroses’ will thrive in shaded areas while others like Marigold’s live best in the sun.
When picking the ideal location, here are the things you need to keep in mind:
- Plant in a sunny location – most vegetables need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. The more sunlight your veggies receive, the better they taste!
- Plant in a stable environment – avoid planting them in places that are prone to flood or dry places.
One of the mistakes beginner gardeners often make is differentiating what does and what doesn’t constitute a weed. Pretty flowers, such as forget-me-nots, may actually be weeds, and could soon take over your garden.
You must first be able to identify whether or not a plant is a garden weed. Here’s the best way to identify them, courtesy of Love The Garden. Read 5 Best Plants To Grow In Your Greenhouse