redveg: do you move your plants around a lot year after year? Do you find if you plant things in different spots they do well? I just ask because I am a total novice gardener - its only our 3rd year with veggies and this year was not a great harvest. I know the deluge of rain we got at the beginning of the season followed by intense heat didn't help much but was thinking that maybe there were other factors contributing. ?? Any insight?
hugs for everyone. i feel like the whole world needs it right now!!
I second the hugs for the world - such upheaval right now!
But about the gardening cus I love to talk about gardening- do you condition your garden soil at all? This is my 2nd year with a garden and my tomatoes are showing some nutrient deficiencies (mag) with the ones I am harvesting right now. Over the summer I've been reading several homestead/farming books and soil conditioning is a huge thing, along with proper crop rotation. I'm guilty of failing on both fronts this year.
Also weeding is a huge negative factor which affects harvests - because well it competition for the plants we want to do well. Again my tomatoes are victim in this area too
As fall winds down - I'm trying to restructure my garden to several small heightwise) raised beds and expand my garden so I can actually do a pretty decent crop rotation next year and into the future. I'm also going to condition the soil with crushed eggshells, epsom salts, ground up banana peels, used coffee grounds and other nutrients along with of course lots of wonderful compost! Luckily for me DH will be happy once this all goes into the ground and out of our freezer finally