Calling All Gardeners
What do you want to know?
Gardening is one of the world’s oldest professions and there are new advances in tools and plants being made on a regular basis. However, it does not require a wide education or great mass of knowledge to grow plants. How much you need to actually know depends upon why you are growing what you grow.
That is why I want to take the time and ask the readers what is it that they want to know.
From time to time I get requests for specific information about a certain plant or a certain style of gardening and I either respond to these by creating a hub or if the question is simple enough reply via email.
I plan on being proactive with this hub and say: When it comes to gardening what do you want to know?
A garden is not a complex t affair; you have no need of an advanced degree or much money or even a lot of space to be able to garden. If you choose to use organic and natural methods of growing, your garden garden will flourish..
If you starting you first garden or simply adding another bed to an existing
garden, there are a few things that you can do that will not only reduce the
work that you do but will help create the conditions that will enable the
plants you select to flourish.
Containers are perfect for the gardener who has little time or space for growing things but still has the desire to garden. You can grow anything in a container that you would normally grow in your garden. It is important that the container match the mature size of the plant, imagine trying to grow a tomato plant in a two inch container and you get the idea.
Plants that are grown in containers have the same needs that plant which are grown directly into the earth do; they need enough sunlight, water, air and food, which come from the soil.
I believe that anyone who wants to can garden. The gardener will eventually emerge in us if we do not lock ourselves into a pre-conceived definition of what a garden is and what it looks like. Change your perspective.
Take a minute a think up instead of along the ground, vertical and not horizontal.
We grow beans on poles and peas why not expand that list. When you make the choice to grow vertical your small space expands, growing up means growing more.
When you grow for food production, whether it be for personal or market use, yield is crucial. How much can you grow on a specific plot of land is the driving concern.
If you are growing your own food or are thinking about growing your own food then the amount of food that you are able to grow is important.
Permaculture design will assist you to create a home garden that will
maximize your yield.
The knowledge you need to create and maintain an effective garden is readily available, if you have any questions then now and here is a good place to ask them.
- Organic Gardening Tips, Information, & Advice
Organic Gardening Guide contains gardening tips and advice including plant list, soil management practices, and cultivation hints.
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