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Best Hacks To Maximize Your Harvest

In the current scenario, many people are utilizing their gardens to grow food for their own need. In the recent years, small gardens have seen the big growth. There are various gardening techniques are present with the help of which people are backing up their food intake with the homemade growing of food items in their gardens.

Now if you have small gardens, big yield then here below is the best tips for you for a great harvest.

1) Plant an edible yard-

Landscape gardening:

You may have heard “Grow food, not grass”. If you grow grass in your garden then it depletes the nutrients along with this it requires a lot of water to maintain itself. Grass looks very good to the eye. If you want your yard to look aesthetically good then you can go growing grass and other aesthetically pleasing things but if you want to use up your yard to get the best gardening opportunities from it then you can replace the some of the stuff with the other items like blueberry bush, any fruit tree or something like this.

Some edible plants that look amazing in the landscape are:

• Rhubarb
• Swiss Chard
• Peppers
• Artichokes
• Amaranth
• Beets
• Lettuce
• Sunflowers
• Cabbage
• Nasturtiums
• Banana Plants
• Sweet Potatoes
• Strawberries
• Dwarf Fig Tree
• Herbs

2) Invite Pollinators:

Some edible herbs that welcome pollinators into your garden are:

  •  Anise Hyssop: Agastache Foeniculum
  •  Basil: Ocimum Basilicum
  • Bee Balm: Monarda
  •  Borage: Borago Officinalis
  •  Dill: Anethum Graveolens
  •  Fennel: Ferula Communis
  •  Rosemary: Rosmarinus Offcinalis
  •  Yarrow: Achillea Millefolium

3) Create Depth:

If you have a flat landscape then you can think of three-dimensional gardening instead of two-dimensional gardening. So, for example, if you have 5sqft areas of flat growing space, then you can only plant a garden that is 5sqft. But if you add a 2 feet mound in the middle of that 5 square feet then you have created almost double the square footage of the gardening space.

4) Fertilize:

If you are gardening in some container or garden boxes or raised beds then you need to pay attention to the sol nutritional needs. What happens is plant depletes the nutrition at a much quicker rate in the small gardening than in the large scale gardening. To provide the proper nutrition, you need to provide top dress soil, organic compost, and sprays.

5) Maximize your harvest:

You need to utilize the whole gardening space by opting for the plants with high yield and for small spaces.

  • Radishes
  • Lettuce
  • Greens
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Vertically growing plants

6) Plant in the space you have:

Now you need to look at every space in your house to plant for e.g.
• Porch
• Balcony
• Roof
• Landscape
• Windowsill
• Fence
• Mailbox
• Driveway
• Walkway
• Decks
• swings

7) Vertical Gardening:

One of the best ways of maximizing your growth is growing vertically. In vertical gardening, there are many benefits like increased yield, better pest management, ease of harvesting and create privacy.

8) Dwarf fruiting trees
9) Advantage of soil Real-Estate
10) Plant indoors

So, here above are the tips for a great harvest.

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