Garden Is Planted, Now What? Weeding, Watering, and Watching

On Today’s Podcast Episode, Harold and Rachel Discuss What To Do After The Garden Is Planted; Such As Weeding, Watering, and Watching For Things Like Nutrient Deficiencies, Insect Pressure, and Disease Issues.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 203 – May 23, 2023

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Nurturing Your Garden: Post-Planting Care and Maintenance

In this episode of the Modern Homesteading Podcast, hosts Harold Thornbro and Rachel Jamison share their insights on garden care after planting. Their discussion covers a range of topics essential for maintaining a healthy and productive garden throughout the growing season.

Post-Planting Garden Care: An Overview

After planting your garden, the journey to a bountiful harvest is far from over. Regular maintenance, including weed control, watering, and monitoring for various issues, is crucial for the health of your plants.

Weed Management in the Garden

  • Strategies for Weed Control: The hosts discuss various methods for managing weeds, including mulching, using cover crops, and physical removal.
  • Mulching Options: Explore different mulching materials, such as wood chips, straw, and pine chips, and their effectiveness in suppressing weeds.

Watering Techniques and Tips

  • Effective Watering Practices: Learn the best practices for watering your garden, including deep watering methods and the ideal times for watering to prevent diseases and optimize plant growth.
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    • Deep Watering
    • Early Morning or Late Evening Watering
    • Add Mulch For Water Retention
  • Moisture Monitoring: Discover how to determine when your garden needs water, using tools like rain gauges or simply checking the soil moisture level.

Watching for Garden Issues

  • Identifying Nutrient Deficiencies: Understand how to spot signs of nutrient deficiencies in plants and how to address them.
  • Insect Pressure and Disease Control: Tackle common garden pests and diseases with tips for early identification and control methods.
  • Weather Watch: Stay alert to weather changes and protect your garden from late frosts, hail storms, and drought conditions.


Post-planting care is crucial for a thriving garden. Regular monitoring, effective weed control, proper watering, and being vigilant about pests and diseases can significantly impact the success of your garden. Embrace the joy and therapeutic benefits of gardening as you nurture your plants towards a fruitful harvest.

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