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Picking Out Garden Plants And Flowers For A Bountiful Harvest

Aug 17, 2007
When starting a garden you have two choices when it comes to the garden plants and flowers you grow, you can raise them from seed or you can purchase your vegetables. Your gardening success will depend on the quality of these small starter plants. Knowing the difference between good plants and bad plants will go a long ways toward you having a bountiful harvest in the fall.

You need to choose the place you buy your garden plants and flowers carefully. Looks are important and healthy plants will usually appear green and strong. They need to be a good size, not too big and not too small. This article will look at a few essential things you need to know to pick out strong vigorous plants for your garden.

The place you decide to purchase your plants has everything to do with their success rate. It is your money you are spending so pick carefully the place you decide to buy your plants. You can go to a home improvement superstore or local hardware store to purchase your vegetables. Many people like to get in the car and drive outside the city a little ways and find a farmer or roadside stand that sells starter vegetables. It may be wise to watch how the employees take care of things. You can often learn a lot by standing back and simply watching what is going on. Wherever you decide to buy from make sure they look good.

For a garden that will thrive all summer long you need to pick out strong, healthy plants. Take a look at their overall appearance. Does the plant look healthy? Does the color appear to be normal? You want to pick something out that will survive. Make sure it is a healthy green before you load it into the car. Make sure your find is the right size to take home with you.

You want your future harvest to be just the right size. If it is too small it may take a long time to catch up and delay your harvest. Plants that are huge may have been hanging around the nursery too long. I like to pick out a nice medium size. This size plant seems to give a very good success rate. Look for any abnormalities or defects that may affect the way your plant will grow.

When you purchase your garden plants and flowers somewhere you need to remember their care up to that point has been in another persons hands. They may not have the love for green things that you have. A rough start can often be overcome with a little tender loving care. Treat your garden well and it will reward you many times over all year long.
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