There are five general practices that all gardeners follow to ensure their growing success: pruning, fertilizing, irrigating, mulching, and sowing seed. There are plenty of variables to consider, but these are some of the core practices. Knowing how and when to do these in your context (soil type, season, slope of land, etc.) is what distinguishes the novice from a master. With time, some research, and experimenting, gardeners can learn the lay of their plot more intimately and be more successful with each harvest.
For more information please view our seasonal gardening tips.