This is Justin Brock at Red Bird Grow Appalachia. We had one of our meeting/ training’s this week on Basic Garden Maintenance.
Our speaker for the meeting was Jeff the Ag Agent from the Clay County Extension office.
He hit a lot of great topics for our members to know. They’re more to gardening than just planting and watching it grow. He talked about weeding, mulching, when and how to fertilize, when and how to use pesticides, why it is important to soil test, and when to stake or trellis your plants.
Out of those topics I thought knowing when to stake your plants is a basic but important thing to know. If you stake or drive post around your plants to build trellis to let tomato, beans cucumbers or what ever to run it is important that you drive those thing in the ground early, before your plant start to send out feeder root or bigger root to grow. If you wait to long and those roots are out you risk damaging the roots and killing or stunning your plants. Thought that was a basic helpful tip that some may not think about.