Harvesting more from your farm is worth but for it to take place, effective ways of increasing productivity must be adhered. Careful planning is essential more so, defending your crops from pathogen causing disease and ways of controlling weeds. They can be either natural or use of herbicides which will nourish the seedlings till they are mature to be harvested.
Nourish your soil with organic matter made of compost manure as deep soils encourage strong plants as they bear extensive root system which are able to pull resources underneath. Mulching by use of leaves aids in reducing vapor loss and suppresses the weeds while organic substances should be incorporated in winter before the dry season as they will get enough time to be digested in the soil. This type of humus can easily be made at home by use of faster decaying materials and a setup done at the heart of your garden.
Permanent structures such as greenhouses aids in extension of growing seasons as crops are easily protected from long winter and even early start of spring sessions. Familiarize the growing seasons in your locality as it enables plant protections. As a garden planner always demonstrate row cover plan to your farm where list is accompanied by displaying of planting and harvesting dates.
Take a preventive approach in pest and diseases control to stop them from track of destroying the yields. Make room for species that act in attracting of predators as they will improve productivity while they require little space for them to be set up in the farm premises. Place barriers at irrespective places to protect flying insects by removal of hiding sites such as upturned pots or long grasses.
Choose varieties that are well known to do well according to the climatic condition at your specific locality as early varieties thrive well in short growing seasons. Soil, climatic conditions play a major role in determining the outcome of the harvest. For hot climates sweet potatoes and tomatoes are known to do well while cooler climates tea and cabbages are able to cope with the cold conditions.
Plants mutually benefit from others when grown together as the overall productivity increases where companions take many forms. Take care of companion plants as some offer support to climbing plants such as beans which wrap around the lofty corn. Growing of lettuce in between rows of onions reduces the weed. Convert permanent beds to minimize wastage of space where plants can be grown in block format reducing paths between.
When the crops are too close to each other, they will fail to grow properly as they are competing for nutrients and sunlight where they end up being prone to diseases. Know exactly how many seedlings need to be grown in a given area of land and boundaries can be pushed little closer than recommended. Well-spaced plants grow healthy and produces high amount of yield per given meters as they receive the adequate amount of nutrients for them to thrive well. Before making any changes, focus by ensuring what you have is in good condition by use of smart ways that are affordable