I am not a professional gardener. I am, in fact, a very amateur, home gardener, so these tips and the things that I do are also very amateur. They are certainly not based on any scientific factual basis, nevermind any expert opinion, they are just simply the things that I do, have tried or are trying, or things that I have learned through trial and very often, much error. I offer them up only to document and share my experiences and so, your experience may be entirely different, and possibly, better!
As always, use any suggestions here at your own risk and discretion.