Garden Tips

There are many resources out there with gardening tips and tricks. Most gardeners grow vegetables in community gardens. This page will be updated with weekly tips on some vegetable gardening.

Tip #3
Veggie Protection

Vegetable protection is an important step when setting out your transplants as well as when they are growing. To ensure your plants are safe from heat, cold, frost and pests use the following list of vegetable protection for some ideas.

Cardboard box
Cut out the bottom on 3 sides so that it can be open during the daylight. Place the box upside down on the plant.

Metal cans
Cut out both ends of the can and push it into the soil around the plant. This will keep the pests and protect from wind.

Piece of wood
Prop up a piece of board or shingle to shade seedling from heat. This will protect young transplants if planted on a sunny day.

Paper bags
Cut out the bottom out of the paper bag. Push 4 stakes into the ground around the plant and staple the bag to the stakes. This will protect your plants from wind, cold and heat.

Plastic containers
Cut out the bottom and cut off the handle of a plastic milk jug. Place a stake through the handle hole to secure it to the ground. This will protect seedlings from the wind, cold, slugs and birds.
*Do not use plastic container in hot weather

Cloth sheets
Use old bedding to cover the plants but remember to remove it during the day. Make sure they are light weighted so that it will not harm the plants. Secure the four corners with something heavy like rocks or soil.

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