Your Only Guide to Easily Grow the Best Tasting Vegetables This Spring
Reasons Why You Should Create a Food Forest
The Obvious and Obscure
- Live sustainably off of your food forest.
- Nothing tastes better than growing your own.
- Seed saving and regrowth makes better vegetable year after year as they adapt to your climate conditions.
- You can upcycle your home by making a permaculture homestead.
- Turn the dusty acreage in a massive orchard.
- Use it as a rotational crop farm regenerating the health of your soil biome.
- Experiment with different fruits and vegetables by cross-breeding strains.
- Studies have shown that gardening reduces stress.
Watering Your Garden
Watering your garden should never be thought of as a chore. It should be thought of as a therapeutic pause on what could have been a busy day or just not a great day in general.
After transplant always fill your pot and get a 20% run off of grey water. After a couple of days put your finger in the soil one knuckle deep. It the soil is dry it is time to water your plants.
Depending on the farming technique used, your watering style and concentration will have many different variables. Here are a few tips on how to keep your outdoor garden under control.
- Heavy heat in the area use companion crops and cover crops to shield the delicate nitrogen bearing ground plants.
- Soil always dry? Next time you transplant add some rice hull to the mix. Not only is it veganic; but, also holds the water you have just applied to your plants better, and longer.
- Boost your soil with jam-packed microarthropods, Nematodes, and other beneficial bacteria by adding soil amendments.
Garden Style For the Extra Mile
The Dirt In The Details
Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. This is a mixture of sand, silt, clay, and loam. With all of these combined your start to have a blank canvas for your soil to add other soil amendments. Here's a few to start out with you can find around your neighborhood.
- Food scraps
- Kelp if you are coastal
- Oyster shell if you are coastal
- Chicken scat
- Ash/Burnt Wood
- Ground Glass
- CoCo Coir
- Worm Castings
- Crushed Brick
Spring Time Vegetables
- Fennel Bulbs
Seed Carriers Online
- Kitazawa Seeds
- Baker Creek Seeds
- Jack Seeds
- Eden Brothers