ecoTrain question of the week 5.5: Share your food gardening tips n tricks!
Spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere.. at least for some of us.. and very soon all of us will be graced with a new season of growth, production and continued abundance. Nature gives and keeps giving and our seasons give nature a time to rest and recharge. This year is a great time and opportunity to start growing something, even if its just a small planter on your balcony. You might be surprised how much food you can grow in a very small space! You don’t need a garden to start growing many herbs and some fruits and vegetables. I’ve seen some pretty abundant tomato plants in pots, as well as blooming herb gardens made in just a tiny space.
The difference between success and failure can often be the very small things or details. Gardening is not a science, it is an experience really, to watch these tiny seeds come to life and very quickly grow into beautiful green lush plants. Anyone who has done any gardening at all will know the magical feeling when you finally see fruits and vegetables popping out of the ground, and HOW good they often taste, the best!
In this day and age we cannot trust the source of even our organic produce that is purchased from large centralized companies. There is no way to really know what happened at every step of its production. Also, we cannot be sure if the shelves will be stocked with fresh produce, that is something we take for granted, but may soon become a great luxury!
So now is a great time to ask you to share some tips and tricks that you have learned whilst gardening. If you post please mention where in the world you are or what your climate is like, e.g. dry, wet, cold, hot etc.. There are so many things that you could share about, starting with the soil, compost, and ground work. The seeds themselves are so important, and maybe you use a certain kind of seed or get your seeds from a good source. Good foliage growth, pest control, and large juicy harvests can all be encouraged by doing the right thing, if we only know what to do. Many tomato growers will, for example, pluck or cut all the new stems that grow in the centre of main stems. They may also pick the first flowers off to encourage more plant growth before fruiting occurs.
Im sure you beauties are going have SO many amazing things to share. The ecoTrain of course fully supports Permaculture, organic gardening and natural methods of food production and harvesting! We will be giving large up votes to all good posts, along with our curation trail. To juice things up a bit, and to share some of our Hive abundance I am offering hive gifts on most of the posts. It could be anything between 5 Hive and 50 Hive depending on the post. With HIVE pumping like crazy right now its a great time to get some liquid hive and do with it as you please!
"Q. Share your food gardening tips'n'tricks!"
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