Rusty headboard trellis in vegetable garden with growing tips!
Ever notice when you return after even a short summer vacation, that your garden looks like it’s gone crazy on you?
Love it when that happens! But boy it makes you move fast to keep up!
This post shares a mini before and after garden tour, plus some clever ideas on how to make your garden grow its very best!
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Water tip – load your veggies with water daily and you’ll have the sweetest produce EVER. The lettuce is amazing this year. It’s so crispy and so perfect it looks fake.
May – dreary.
August – what wheelbarrow?
Flower planting tip
Flower planting tip – stuff your planting areas silly so you get a grand overgrown type of explosion when your flowers are at their best.
Container planting tip – drill holes, then cover the holes with rocks before adding your soil to provide the best drainage possible.
Shelter tip – try planting some flowers near something else that offers partial shade so your flowers survive the hottest part of summer, as well as protection from heavy rain.
The grapevine has made a big impact on how well this wheelbarrow gone mad is doing. I have to keep snapping new growth back, but it’s worth the tinkering. The planter looks amazing.
I added the old wagon wheel for a bit of extra junk appeal. 🙂 Notice the status is being held upright by the handles from the wheelbarrow?
Headboard trellis in vegetable garden
Pea planting tip – snap peas are cool.. you get flowers first, then food! 🙂
Did you know snap peas bloom before bringing you pods? I didn’t! What a bonus!
The peas went so crazy on me, I needed to borrow one of my old rusty headboards to hold them up!
May ho hum.
Isn’t it amazing? Headboard trellis in vegetable gardens is a good idea! They look cool and weather well! A trellis really offers a lot of height potential when your garden has no where else to go.
But not everything went flawless in the garden this year. My lovely row of deep garnet geraniums (below) simply stopped blooming. The green was gorgeous but the blooms went bye bye.
Annoyed, I started chemical feeding them with the plan on doing it once a week. And watched them daily to see if there would be progress.
Let’s fix this…
Week one (above) – the entire bush was littered with the buds!
Week 2-3 (above) – in full bloom!
Holey chemical feed, this stuff really works!
Flower blooming tip
Flower blooming tip – keep those pretty blooms booming with chemical feeder once a week. (I used Miracle Grow, mix granules with water)
My sweet neighbour Kenny watered all these flowers and veggies while we were camping. I’m paying him back with some chocolate bars and gum. Don’t kids take the coolest payment ever? 🙂
How’s your own garden progressing?
How do you keep your flowers blooming?
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