Here are a few tips to help you with the care and maintenance of your vegetable garden:
- Pull weeds out as soon as they appear. Hoe and clean regularly to enable water infiltration.
- Sprinkle abundantly, preferably in the morning, and in depth during heatwaves and droughts.
- Use mulch (plastic, straw, woodchips, garden fabrics, etc.) between rows and around plants reduce weeding time and help to keep the soil moist.
- Practice crop rotation. This technique consists of not growing the same vegetables in the same place for more than two consecutive years. It will ensure a better yield, avoid deficiencies and prevent pests and diseases.
- Some plants grow better in the company of certain others. This kind of companionship or plant association is an increasingly popular practice in developing vegetable gardens.
- Grow vegetables that have the same needs together. To attract pollinators, consider incorporating nectar-producing plants in your vegetable garden or along the edges.