7 Gardening Mistakes You Might Be Making 

Gardening is a learning process, and even experts make mistakes. These seven gardening blunders are common:  

A common gardening mistake is overwatering. Overwatering plants that need well-drained soil can cause root rot. Learn to water plants only when needed and allow soil dry between waterings.  

1. Overwatering

Plant productivity depends on healthy soil. Nutritional deficiencies and plant decline might result from soil testing and amendment neglect. Determine pH and nutrient levels with soil testing kits or lab samples, then add organic matter, compost, or fertiliser as needed.  

2. Ignoring Soil Health

Planting too early or late will impede growth and germination. Research the best planting timings for your region and crops, taking frost dates and temperature into mind.  

3. Planting at the Wrong Time

Overcrowding and competition for nutrients, sunshine, and water can result from tight planting. To give plants enough space to grow, follow seed packet or plant tag spacing instructions.  

4. Spacing Plants Incorrectly

Tomatoes, cucumbers, and peas need support to grow erect and produce well. Lack of support can cause sprawling, damaged plants and lower harvests. Install trellises, poles, or cages to support growing plants.  

5. Insufficient Support  

Unchecked pests and illnesses may ruin a garden quickly. Check your plants for pests and diseases and act quickly. Use organic pest management whenever feasible to protect beneficial insects and wildlife.  

6. Neglecting Pest and Disease Control

Repeating crops in the same spot depletes soil nutrients and increases insect and disease risk. Rotate plant families in different garden areas each year to preserve soil fertility and reduce difficulties.  

7. Not Rotating Crops

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