Wednesday, 28 December 2011
2012 New Year Gardening Resolutions
Resolution 2 - Continue to build the soil and improve it's structure and nutrient levels. Reuse fallen leaves, make compost and use seaweed.
Resolution 3 - Mulch, mulch, and mulch. Organic mulches, such as straw, seaweed and chopped leaves will suppress weeds, conserve moisture and add nutrients to the soil.
Resolution 4 - Water only when you have to.
Resolution 5 - Try to grow more of what we eat. Reduce our food miles and make them food meters but try growing something new and grow more herbs for the kitchen.
Resolution 6 - Pick early and often vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, squashes and cucumbers, as continual picking will increase your yields.
Resolution 7 - Increase successive planting. Once a crop is finished plant another crop. Make this part of your gardening plan.
Resolution 9 - Encourage the good bugs by planting appropriate flowers to naturally fight insect predators and parasites. Remove diseased plants and don't let any weeds go to seed.
Resolution 10 - Enjoy all aspects of gardening even the tedious and energy sapping tasks.