Explore beyond organic Gardening Advice and grow an abundant and healthy garden that can supply you with nutrient-dense and delicious fruit, vegetables, flowers and more.
Do you love to grow....nearly everything that is possible? The tastiest and most healthy vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers anything edible or flowers, shrubs, trees,....
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Do you want to do all that without toxic chemicals, without harming the environment, yourself and your family, neighbours,...so do I. And we do it here. We grow organic nutrient-dense vegetables, fruit and herbs for ourselves and for selling them to our loyal customers that value good food. We are trying to create a sustainable system that requires minimal inputs. This is, of course, a never-ending process of learning, observing, thinking and planning. Nature is as always our guide for developing our garden systems.
You can do all of that too. Big garden or just a small one...they can all produce an abundance of fruit and veg. Or beautiful flowers, shrubs, roses,....whatever you want to grow.
As a gardener, you have to learn how to grow plants obviously. This seems to be unbelievably difficult and daunting for some people. But let me tell you it's not!!! Anybody can learn to garden and grow things. Just remember: plants are really similar to us. They need food and water and the right environment to thrive.
It is your job as a gardener to create that environment with the right conditions like good soil, nutrients, water, sun or shade and a healthy ecosystem.
A beautiful garden always starts with a vision and then a good plan. Planning your gardens means that you will have to analyze your wants and needs. A thorough planning process takes everything into account: the site, climate and soil conditions, your needs, maintenance, your gardening skill level, available time and so on. If needed you hire a good garden or permaculture designer for this. It might be money well spent!
Developing a garden means creating a space you will love to spend time in. To create a space, you need structures like e.g. walls, hedges, footpaths all in the right place. These created spaces then are enhanced with features like ponds or water fountains, plants and flowers, decorative containers or garden art. A decorative garden can also include edible plants and vegetables if that is what you like.
Garden Cress indoors is one of the simplest things to grow. Grow cress on your window sill during the winter and boost your immune system with lots of Vitamin C from this easy to grow culinary herb!
Check out the November 2017 issue of the 'Homestead Gardener' Digital Magazine for organic gardening tips, permaculture and self-sufficiency.
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