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Tips for having a great garden...

Growing a great garden really isn't all that hard.

Here are a few simple tips.


Stir up the soil early and pull any weeds that are starting to grow.

It is to early for many plants, so take and stir up the soil after 10-14 days and again pull any weeds starting to grow.

This will make keeping ahead of the weeds much easier.


Mix in fertilizer now for the root plants...Radishes, carrots, Beets and others.


DO NOT FORGET TO WATER.  Seeds need moister to sprout so don't let them get dry. A week or 10 days before planting the rest of the garden mix in fertilizer. 


When appropriate for you area start planting seeds when warm enough.  Some plants like radishes, carrots, and leafy plants should be plants several times 10-14 days apart to ensure continuous harvest.


Again, don't forget to water.  Close to sundown or just before sunrise are the best times.


Give these a try and watch the bounty grow.




Comment balloon 16 commentsWilliam Feela • April 19 2016 03:44PM


Before sunrise? Hopefully on a timer! 

Thanks for the tips. I've already planted the radishes, beets and few other things that can stand our chilly nights, but I'll fertilize the carrot row tomorrow! 

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) about 4 years ago

I am calling you the next time I want a garden in my yard! You should like you know what you are doing! Great tips, thank you.

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) about 4 years ago

Good tips William Feela , I love to garden but hate the insects.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 4 years ago

Great tips WIlliam for those that want to grow a garden. We aren't allow to in oour neighborhood, but have grown tomatoes on the deck.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 4 years ago


Plant now . . . . and enjoy the harvest in the summer and fall.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

I am sure you have a nice garden William.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 4 years ago

Hello William.  Would like a few tips on trees to boot.  Seems as though I have dug the same 3 holes for some trees for about half a dozen years.  Thinking about going plastic.  lol  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 about 4 years ago

Good morning William.  We usually plant on tomato plant and one pepper plant.   Nothing else and we usually kill one of them before the season really gets underway.  No green thumb here

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 4 years ago

Hi William.  Sounds good, but my gardening days are over unless I get bored after retirement.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 4 years ago

Hi William.  I am into flowers and container gardening.  Farmer's markets take care of the veggies.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 4 years ago

Thank you for a well presented and interesting post about gardening William Feela  - hoping to read more of this quality - so - we are now "following" you!


Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 4 years ago

Bill, I know you are a farmer by heart and you advice should be followed greatly

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 4 years ago

I really would love to grow my own food, but I know that I wouldn't likely be willing to maintain it the way it needs to be maintained.  You give some great tips though, so maybe I will try!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 4 years ago

I've only got 7 tomato plants in the ground.  I need to get my zuchini and yellow crooked neck squash planted.  Perhaps today!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 4 years ago

I got my flowers planted and my kitchen garden in over the weekend. I will feed it next week and give it a little boost. The irrigation system will be turned on Saturday to make sure it stays watered.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 4 years ago

Yep, just about time for gardeniung, I am looking forward to having a garden full of Banana Trees.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 4 years ago