Saturday, February 1, 2014

Planting Tips

I try to companion plant when possible.

Some plants give nutrients other plants need.  Companion planting helps them to do that, so that plants are not fighting each other for what they need from the soil.

It is also good rotate your crops and  to let your soil rest every 7 years.  Even the Bible teaches that in Exodus 23:11.

Most of my gardening is raised beds.  With raised beds, rotating is easy.  And, each year I add more soil and manure, straw and such to the beds.  That keeps the soil from getting striped of nitrogen, and other nutrients.

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