Seaside gardening encompasses a wide range of topics, leaving many coastal gardeners feeling frustrated. Learning how to garden near ocean areas means becoming knowledgeable with coastal issues like erosion, flooding, hurricanes, etc. Choosing suitable plants for seaside gardens is also important, as issues such as salt spray can have an adverse effect on them. We make this easy by providing information on choosing plants for seaside gardens and handling most seaside gardening issues. So keep reading to learn more about gardening by the sea.
Issues affecting coastal gardens mainly stem from wind, salt spray, periodic storm waves, and shifting sand. In this article, we will tackle the question of how to handle problems with seaside gardening.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
If you're lucky enough to live near the beach, you'll want great seaside plants to show off your garden. Choosing seaside plants is not difficult, once you learn what to look for, and this article can help.
Most plants have little tolerance to high levels of salt, especially vegetables. The sodium draws moisture out of the plant and it can burn roots. This article will help with growing veggies near the sea.
Salty soils occur when sodium builds up in the soil. Even runoff from winter salt spray can create a microclimate in need of salt resistant gardens. This article can help with choosing salt tolerant plants.