9 Strategies to Help Combat Common Edible Garden Problems


Do you find it too hot, cold, wet or dry to grow a food garden? Do you have poor soil, pests or limited space? If so, these strategies may be useful. I share a barrow load of seasonal weather tips & solutions; simple ways to build soil organically; easy indoor & container gardens + much more to overcome common problems. Dig in!
One of the strategies for building healthy soil - even when your garden is hibernating in the cold of winter or heat of summer, is to add nutrient accumulators. I love comfrey. It's just one example of a very useful plant you can use to solve common soil problems.
Comfrey grows easily from seed/root cuttings
If you need to protect crops, exclusion netting is an option for keeping out pest insects, birds and animals. It’s also worked very well in my garden to protect crops against hail, filtering tiny hailstones through and catching the rest. Taught netting has saved my garden from being shredded. It’s economical, easy to move and quick to erect.
Just be aware you may need to hand pollinate!
I try to work WITH the weather rather than fight it. In the heat I have a few strategies to protect my food crops. These are a few tips for potted plants in hot weather.
Tips for keeping container gardens happy
The article has loads more tips on harvesting/using rain water, timing your garden activities, using cover crops and green manures to build soil, easy indoor garden ideas, trench composting + more. I hope some of these strategies help in your garden.

Top Hometalk Projects

Creative Parents Share These Brilliant Kids' Project Ideas
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
The Easiest Ways to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
15 Quick and Easy Gift Ideas Using Buttons
18 Adorable Container Garden Ideas To Copy This Spring
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
18 Easy DIY Projects That You Can Do This Weekend!
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
The Micro Gardener - Anne

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

3 of 5 comments
  • Erin H
    on Dec 28, 2014

    I'm going to assume she meant "potted" plants, lol

  • CC
    on Dec 28, 2014

    Lol, caught my eye as well. Great article, thank you for sharing.

Your comment...