This month at AussieGreenThumb.com is ‘So You Want A Better Garden’ Month, which aims to teach you how to garden. As part of that I am running a 30 day challenge. The challenge consists of daily tasks of about 10 minutes each. I guarantee that if you complete each days task, by the end of September you will be well on your way towards reaching your gardening goals and growing better gardens. Will you accept the challenge?
Day 27 Challenge Recap – Are your plants annual or perennial? Take note of your garden. Annual plants last one season, perennial plants last more than 2 seasons. Annuals are great and you will want to plant some however a majority of perennial plants will be better in the long term. Use annual plants to compliment your long-term perennial plants.
Strawberries (they would last for 3-4 seasons however they don’t usually fruit well after 2)
The rest of my vegetables. Many, if not most vegetable plants are annuals, they last one flowering/fruiting season. Most fruit trees are perennial.
The reason I set this challenge
It is pivotal to know, when planting, if a plant is perennial or annual. Why is this? Because if you plant an annual…you will need to replace it next year! I’ve heard of people who have gone out and spent a few hundred dollars on enough plants to fill their entire garden…and not realise they were annuals! Then they die after one season and you have to go through the whole ordeal again. Annuals are great additions to a garden each year but you need a backbone of perennials to really grow a great garden.
Learn about choosing the right plants
This challenge fits into the category of choosing the right plants. Intrigued to know more about how choosing the right plants will improve your garden? I recently released an ebook called So You Want A Better Garden. Chapter 6 in my ebook delves into the topic of common garden tasks in a way specifically designed to help beginner and intermediate gardeners learn how to choose which plants to grow.
You will discover;
1. What are annual plants?
2. What are perennial plants?
3. Should you plant seeds or seedlings?
4. Why should you consider native plants?
And much, much more!
It’s not too late to join the challenge! You can grow a better garden. Start today! The great thing about this challenge is it can run over any 30 day period. Just check out days 1-5 and start from today.