7 things you need to do regularly in the garden during the summer


During the summer months, it is very important to pay more attention to fruits and vegetables in your garden. This is very important, especially because summer temperatures can be very high. Here are 7 very important things that you need to do regularly in your garden during the summer.

1. Harvest fruits regularly

Plants are in the process of fruiting during the summer, so it is necessary to harvest the fruits as often as possible. The more often you pick them the more plants you will more often bear new fruits.

It happens with cucumbers, for example, that if you have one large fruit on one vine that prevents these smaller ones from developing. When you pick it up, these smaller ones will develop and grow much faster. It is best to pick the fruits in the morning, because they are then juiciest.

2. Mulch regularly

If you mulch regularly, you will prevent water from coming out of the ground during hot summer days evaporates quickly. Also, mulch regulates the degree of temperature in the soil. Therefore, when it is very hot outside, the plants will always have a few degrees lower temperature. If you are mulching plants then you won’t have to so much water them often.

It is recommended to mulch both plants in the garden and in pots.

3. Water frequently

One of the main reasons for shooting fruits and vegetables is insufficient amount of water during the summer months. However, excessive amounts of water can also be a problem. Namely, if you water your plants too much, the fruits it will not be juicy and will contain a lot of water in it. For proper watering, read ours 10 golden rules for watering plants during the summer months.

4. Fertilize every month

It is very important for the proper development of plants fertilize every month, and to add compost from the side. It is also good to land you add mineral fertilizers, but also seaweed or algae that have a lot of nutrients in them that will enrich your soil and plants. And if the plants have enough minerals then they will have fruits too.

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5. Take care of the walks every day

Keep track every day to see if your plants are not found on target some pests. Only then will you react in time and prevent them before they spread further. If you use any of the insecticides, be careful and be sure to use spray protection.

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6. Remove damaged leaves every day

Leaves that are damaged or infected remove from the plant that the disease would not spread further. Keep your plants tidy. Also, the spread of the disease can be successfully prevented if your plants you put hot compost.

7. Apply compost regularly

You can also make compost outside and inside. To successfully make compost, read our text how to use organic waste and get organic fertilizer – compost.