All you need to do to grow flowers, herbs and vegetable, organically, is follow these ten steps.
Put the right plant in the right place. In other
words, make sure the plant you choose is placed where it gets the amount of
sunlight it requires as well as the water and food needed for strong growth.
Do the above in the planning stage so you know
what you are going to do before the actual planting, what you will plant, where
you will plant it.
Organic gardeners feed the soil because healthy soil
will produce healthy plants. One of the most effective ways to build healthy
soil is to add organic material, such as compost to the soil.
proper mulching prevents weeds from taking over your garden and thus reduces
your labour. Mulch also reduces the soil’s thirst, as it reduces the rate at
which it dries out after watering, and will warm up the ground in Spring and
5. Use organic and heritage seeds as these will breed true and you are then able to save seeds from the most productive plants.
When planting the seeds, especially if you are a
novice gardener read the seed pack and follow the instructions.
7. Rainbarrels allow you to collect rain and use it when you need to water the garden. Dry days are not uncommon and to save turning on the tap to provide the plants with that needed drink if you have a rainbarrel you can meet their needs and conserve water at the same time.
Spend time in your garden simply observing the activity.
An evening stroll can serve as an early warning system and help to avoid
infestations and diseases. Paying attention to your garden can pay big dividends
when it comes to combating pests and diseases.
Keep a garden journal, record your observations
and thoughts. This will help when planning next year’s garden.
Enjoy experiment and have fun. We learn by doing
so do not be afraid to do.
I was at the Galerie Restigouche Gallery the other night and among other topics, I was asked when is the best time to get seeds started ind...