How can I prevent diseases in my Garden?
Cultural Operations, Gardening, Gardening Tips, Urban Farming Nov 17, 2020
Prevention is better than cure this is true for our own health, as well as our garden health. Just eating right and getting regular checkups is vital to preventing health issues, providing a healthy environment for your plants is also essential for preventing plant health issues. In this blog we given given some of the ways to prevent diseases in your garden. If you do these things regularly, chances are good that you will have very few diseases to contend with.
Sanitation of Garden Tools –
All are will have the garden tools in their garden garden. This is important in all parts of your garden. Good sanitation includes picking up plants debris, trimming away dying/un healthy plant parts (Dried flowers, Leaves, Branches, Fruits) and removing weeds. Left over stems from diseased plants can result in having deal with those same diseases and pest next plants or crops.
Apply Nutrients to keep your plants Healthy-
Nutrients just enough to keep plants healthy and no more than that. Over nutrient application often leads to more problems , because then your plants put out lots of weak, Fresh growth that is attractive to pest and diseases the right amount of nutrient application will help your plants stay healthy. Healthy plants are better able to fend of diseases.
Inspection of Plants –
This is an easy way to keep diseases out of your garden. Make sure you’re not bringing them in with new plants! Before you bring plants home from the nursery, check to make sure they are healthy. If you find any signs of fungal or insects or lots of yellowing or wilting foliage take a pass.
Allow soil to warm before planting –
Some fungal diseases get their hooks (disease spores) into our garden because we plant when the soil is still too cool. Our plants are stressed, which makes them less able to fight off diseases and before you know it, were dealing with sick plants .The easy way to eliminate this problem is to ensure that you’re not planting until the spring.
Crop Rotation –
Is probably the number one way to prevent diseases in your vegetable garden. Planting vegetables in the sane spots crop after crop practically reduce that fungal and pest that overwinter in the soil will give you headaches all season long.
Morning Watering –
This is one of those old tried and true bits of advice that just make sense. Many fungal diseases need to damp, cool environments to thrive. So if our plants foliage is we overnight, that gives these diseases a chance to really get a good start in our gardens. The easiest way to prevent this is to water as early in the day as possible so that your plants can dry off before night fall.
- Provide good air circulation
- Watch out for insect pests
- Remove diseased plant parts.
Key Words – Sanitation of Garden Tools, Apply Nutrients to keep your plants Healthy, Inspection of Plants, Allow soil to warm before planting , etc..