“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Invest In a Sustainable, Cost-Saving Edible Garden For Your Sacramento Summer – Part 4: Three Ways to Maintain your Sustainable Garden
As any experienced gardener would tell you, gardening is a marathon; not a sprint. As our yummy sustainable gardens developed, we had to make a few changes to help them continue growing strong.
(P.S. All the photos used in this post are straight from our own gardens!)
1. Drip Irrigation
With such great potential for water-saving and consistent plant growth, we added Drip Irrigation to our gardens and to our Sustainable Gardening series.
2. Adding Supports
Once the tomato plants began growing in, we added a tomato cage to keep them growing in the right direction.
For other tall plants, like sunflowers and roses, we added a stake and gently tied the main stalk to it with a zip tie. This keeps the plant growing upright which allows it to take in sunlight and water more thoroughly.
3. Moving from Indoor to Outdoor
Some of the plants we were growing started off indoors to give them a better chance of survival. Once they became strong, we moved them outdoors to a larger pot so they can continue to grow.
What are some ways you maintained your Sustainable Garden? Let us know in the comments!