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Growing Vegetable Plants in the Shade

 Tips for Growing Vegetable Plants  Although shade can be a challenge, it doesn't stop you from growing your own fruits and vegetables. In this video, you'll learn some tricks to maximize the light your garden gets for shade-growing fruit and vegetable plants. Tips for Growing Vegetable Plants in the Shade Unless your climate is very hot, you should use sunny parts of the garden to start the seeds, then transplant them if they are large enough to handle the shade. Use indoor grow lights to encourage pre-sown seedlings. Paint walls and fences white, or use mirrors and other reflective surfaces such as shiny metal or foil to reflect available light in shady areas of the garden. Shady areas are often cooler and wetter, so use cold frames or row covers to warm the soil earlier and then extend the growing season. Use beer traps and delay mulching until the weather warms to deter slugs. Space plants are widespread to help increase light penetration. Examples of vegetable

Time to plant fall vegetables

Summer's the Perfect Time to plant fall vegetables Summer feels like peak season in the vegetable garden, when tomatoes, squash, and other warm-season plants abound. However, plenty of fall vegetables are planted to make your garden productive. If you plan to start planting in late summer, you can extend your garden-fresh produce harvest into fall and even winter by growing cool-season crops. For example, try planting fast-growing salad crops to quickly fill more messy summer vegetable beds. And many other sweet root crops, such as beets and carrots, and cabbage relatives, such as cabbage, will continue to grow for several weeks beyond the first frost. These tips will help you beat the summer heat and fill your table with plenty of homegrown goodness. It's all about timing The secret to growing an abundance of fall vegetables is timing. That means thinking a bit differently because you have to plan backward. Start with the average first fall frost date for your area

Vegetable garden create short on space.

 Small Space Vegetable Garden Tips Growing a garden is a great way to produce healthy vegetables, herbs, and fruits that you can enjoy at home with your favorite fresh foods. While spacious outdoor gardens have big harvests, you don't need a huge garden bed to grow healthy vegetables in a small space. With the right containers, soil, watering schedule, and sunlight, you can grow your favorite delicious vegetables in a small footprint. Ways to use a small space You don't need a large area to set up a vegetable garden. Small sunny spots in your yard, patio, or balcony can all be successful. Developing heirloom seeds and new hybrids offer great options for colorful innovative vegetables, varieties from around the world, and miniature plants. Choosing the right location and the best varieties of your favorite plants will help maximize your harvest. In addition to providing the right growing conditions, it is also helpful to consider using a fence. If you think deer love