There’s a general process that all gardeners follow to guide their growing season: prune, fertilize, irrigate, mulch, and sow seed. There are plenty of variables to consider, but these five things 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. Learning and making mistakes develops the best strategy! We hope that this gardening summary allows you to take away new ideas from the expertise of our staff.