Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Healthy Gardens

Jackie French's Rules for a Healthy Garden are:

1 Don't Dig the Soil
- Disturbs Micro-organisms, Worms.

2 Grow Flowers and Vegetables Together
- Companion Planting, Guilds, Bio-diversity.

3 Don't Plant Too Early in Spring
- Allow Time for Predators to Build up their Numbers.

4 Let Best Plants go to Seed
- Flowering Vegetables Attract adult Predators, Seed-Saving.

5 Plant Nitrogen Fixing Plants
- Green Manure, Mulch with their Foliage.

6 Keep your Garden to a Manageable Size
- Start Small.

Jackie's rules in
Bold my notes in italics smile

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