Weeding your garden regularly can also protect your garden from pests by eliminating plants that may attract harmful invaders. Pulling out plants which have already been diseased or eaten by insects will prevent the spread of these to other healthy plants. You can also help prevent disease by watering your garden early in the morning and not allowing the plants to remain wet overnight.
These easy tips to vegetable gardening can also be applied to your flower and ornamental gardens as well. You may even want to incorporate some of these plants into your vegetable garden. Plants such as larkspur, marigolds, and geraniums can be used to help control pests as well as add beautiful color to an otherwise totally green garden.