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Succession Planting to Increase Your Fall Harvest

Succession Planting to Increase Your Fall Harvest 974 722 Eco Garden Systems

Did you know that all those glorious vegetables you planted in the spring can be planted again in late summer? Many people forget about planning for the fall harvest in the vegetable garden. Since we garden up in the cooler northern climate of Minnesota we take every chance we get to grow more in the Eco Garden raised garden bed! Succession planting allows you to harvest and replant for continual growth.

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tomato plants

Tomato Plants Not Producing Fruit? 5 Things To Try

Tomato Plants Not Producing Fruit? 5 Things To Try 849 849 Eco Garden Systems

As any gardener knows, tomatoes can have their host of problems. One of those problems that arises is low or no fruit production. Don’t lose hope! We explore are some reasons this could be happening to your tomato plants, and some solutions you can use to coax that beautiful fruit out into the world and onto your plate.

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Test soil for pH levels

How to Test Soil & Remedy Soil Imbalances

How to Test Soil & Remedy Soil Imbalances 974 650 Eco Garden Systems

If you’ve noticed stunted growth, no blossoming, dying plants, or other vegetable garden maladies, it’s time to test your soil. In fact, we recommend you test soil several times throughout the growing season to ensure your garden is getting the right nutrients.

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sun and pest garden protection

The Best Sun and Pest Protection Ideas for Your Raised Garden Bed

The Best Sun and Pest Protection Ideas for Your Raised Garden Bed 974 729 Eco Garden Systems

Even though we’re in the thick of summer, it’s time to start planting cooler weather fall crops in your raised garden bed. It’s also the time when every vegetable gardener is battling heat and pests. Wondering how to handle all of this at once? We have some garden protection ideas below, with many of them being inexpensive and DIY. Why Protect Your Garden? Of course, vegetables need the sun to thrive. Plants turn sunlight into energy through photosynthesis. But they can get too much of a good thing—overwhelming sunshine slows down photosynthesis and stops growth. On hot, muggy days with temperatures in the 90s or 100s, veggies are begging for moisture because the sun is drying out the soil and heating it too rapidly. Several days in this excessive heat, and your vegetables may never recover. And if that’s not enough, when it gets hot, the bad bugs like to come out and enjoy the garden. Squirrels and birds may eat up your tomatoes and berries, too, desperate for a water source. How to Protect Your Garden Protect Your Garden With Cloth There are many options for protection from heat and pests, from purchased shade cloth to old bed sheets. Shade cloth comes in multiple weights; a summer weight will allow more sunlight through, while a quilted weight is best for late fall gardening to prolong crops. Be sure to give some air to your plants and allow pollinators to do their work. The best way to do this is by constructing or purchasing garden hoops (see the videos below). You can also shade just the south side of plants if you don’t have enough cloth to cover the entire garden. DIY Protection for Raised Gardens Beds: We tried a couple iterations of this on the Eco Garden raised garden…

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growing green beans to harvest

Growing Green Beans in a Raised Garden Bed

Growing Green Beans in a Raised Garden Bed 974 729 Eco Garden Systems

There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a thick green bean stalk uncurling out of the soil. The seedling is quite significant, making it a fun vegetable to grow in a raised garden bed with the kids. The best part? Growing green beans is super easy!

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Keep Squirrels out of the Garden

7 Ways to Keep Squirrels out of the Garden

7 Ways to Keep Squirrels out of the Garden 468 312 Eco Garden Systems

Having issues with squirrels digging up your garden? Here are 7 clever ways we tried to keep squirrels out of the garden. We’ll share what actually worked.

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Conserve Water in Your Garden

Here’s How to Conserve Water in Your Garden

Here’s How to Conserve Water in Your Garden 1600 1067 Eco Garden Systems

If you’re a gardener, you know how important proper watering is for garden plant life. Growing vegetables take a lot of water. At Eco Garden Systems, we came up with a way to garden more sustainably by using less water to grow vegetables in our raised garden bed. Find out how we do it.

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6 Tips for Gardening in Hot Weather

6 Tips for Gardening in Hot Weather

6 Tips for Gardening in Hot Weather 974 650 Eco Garden Systems

If you’re gardening in hot weather, your plants could be at risk. Follow these simple tips to make sure you, and your plants, survive the summer heat.

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how to make your garden organic

Organic Vs. Natural – The Big Gardening Debate

Organic Vs. Natural – The Big Gardening Debate 626 352 Eco Garden Systems

Thinking about starting a garden? You may be wondering how to make your garden organic or even natural. These terms are used interchangeably, especially regarding food, even though they are not the same. We explore the differences and which method is better for a raised garden bed.

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secrets for how to keep outdoor plants watered while on vacation

How to Keep Plants Watered While on Vacation

How to Keep Plants Watered While on Vacation 468 312 Eco Garden Systems

Summer is the prime time for family vacations. Here are the best kept secrets for how to keep outdoor plants watered while on vacation.

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