Spring is a good time to plant flowers and vegetables. Choose the right plants for your garden based on the needs of the plants you want to grow. There are several factors to consider when choosing a plant.The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.
1.Temperature: Determine the planting time: In spring, the temperature fluctuates greatly, so the planting time should be determined according to the local temperature. Generally speaking, when the local temperature is kept above 10℃ during the day and not lower than 5℃ at night, it is suitable for growing vegetables and flowers.
Choose the right plant: Different plants have different temperature requirements. When choosing plants, you need to choose suitable plants according to the local climate conditions and the temperature requirements of the plants.
Prevent too low temperature: The temperature fluctuates greatly in spring, and sometimes the temperature is too low. In this case, it is necessary to take timely measures, such as covering protection, strengthen watering and other methods, in order to prevent plants from freezing damage.
Temperature control: In the spring, temperature can be controlled by mulching protection, enhanced watering, shading, etc. For example, when the weather is cold, mulch protection can be used by covering plants with sun netting or plastic sheeting to keep them warm.
In short, spring temperature fluctuation is relatively large, it is necessary to choose suitable plants according to the local climate and the temperature demand of plants, and take measures to master the temperature, to ensure the healthy growth of plants.
2. Light: The growth of flowers and vegetables need sufficient sunlight, so when choosing the planting site, we should consider the sufficient degree of sunlight and choose the place suitable for the growth of plants.
Moisture: spring temperature changes, water evaporation speed will be accelerated, need to pay attention to keep the soil moist degree and the right amount of watering.
3. Soil: Determine soil type: Before selecting a soil, you need to know the local soil type. Different soil types have different effects on plant growth. For example, sandy soil drains well while clay soil drains poorly.
Consider soil fertility: Soil fertility also has a big impact on plant growth. When selecting soil, you can choose a soil with higher fertility, or add organic fertilizer to improve the fertility of the soil before planting.
Determine the PH of your soil: The PH of your soil is also important for plant growth. Different plants have different requirements for soil pH. In general, most vegetables and flowers prefer neutral or slightly acidic soil.
Choose the right soil depth: Soil depth also has a big effect on plant root growth. When selecting soil, you need to choose soil at a depth suitable for plant growth.
Consider soil drainage: Soil drainage is also important. When selecting soil, you need to choose soil with good drainage to avoid the rot of plant roots due to excessive water retention.
All in all, the above factors need to be taken into account when choosing soil, and the suitable soil should be selected according to the needs of plants to ensure that the plants can grow healthily.
4. Pests: Spring is the peak of pest activities, it is necessary to pay attention to the prevention and control of pests on plants, can be used to prevent insect nets and other methods.
5. Planting time: Different flowers and vegetables have different growth cycles, so appropriate planting time should be selected according to the local climate and the growth cycle of plants, so as to ensure the health and effect of plant growth.
Before planting plants, make sure the soil is moist and follow the depth and spacing requirements for the plants. After planting, remember to water and fertilize to ensure the healthy growth of the plant.