Gardening is cheaper than therapy ... and you get tomatoes
Simplify the care and make more enjoyment time
Easy Garden Care
How To Grow An Abundant Garden Naturally
Keep in mind chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, chemical spray-powder = toxic gardening. These are soaked into the soil. In turn, the plant roots and leaves absorb these chemicals. If you grow veggies .... these chem's end-up in the tomatoes and green beans. Eating toxic chemicals is not advised, (illness & cancer is increasing). Avoid self-inflicted illness! Use natural organic garden products. Learn about companion planting to avoid the use of chemicals.
All plants have some type of flower for propagation. As to flowers, the plant nectar is essentially the toxic chemicals you just applied, which kill pollinators.
Mulch heavy = retains moisture and prevents weeds. Cocoa-Shells are really a good choice. The plants love it ... it's biodegradable and enriches the soil. The aroma is delicious! Whereas, the cheap wood-chip mulch is very acidic and retards growth. Retarded growth is very disappointing. In most cases, you compensate by adding more fertilizer (usually the chemical stuff), and the chem-cycle becomes runaway madness with more health issues. Although, some plants thrive in acidic conditions such as holly and blueberries. Thus, know your plants!