Frequently Asked Questions
Most people who think that they don’t have green fingers just haven’t got the hang of watering yet. Leaving your plants without water for too long can be disastrous for their health, weakening their resistance to pests and disease, or even killing them. But overwatering can also be fatal for some plants.
Plants aren’t as complicated as you might think. Get into the habit of thinking about your plants’ needs by keeping them free of pests and disease, and making sure they have the right amount of sun, space and water, and you may find out you had green fingers all along!
Permaculture provide the essential techniques and understanding the secret is the soil and relationship between the environment andallow nature to keep things in order. Contact us to know more.
8 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN MORE SUSTAINABLE
Whether you’re starting a garden for the first time or are simply looking for ways to make your existing garden more eco-friendly, check out these sustainable gardening tips!
1. WASTE LESS WATER
2. USE LESS ENERGY
3. CHOOSE APPROPRIATE PLANTS
4. MINIMIZE FERTILIZER USE
5. MAKE YOUR OWN COMPOST
6. SAVE YOUR SEEDS
7. MULCH YOUR GARDENS
8. KEEP LEARNING…
How much shade?
There are three basic sunlight conditions that are used to describe the amount of sun during the prime-growing season:
Full sun areas receive direct sunshine for 6 or more hours per day between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.
Partial shade or partial sun both refer to areas that obtain 3-6 hours of sun each day. Partial sun areas receive 3-6 hours of direct sunlight but are shaded for the rest of the day. Partially shaded spaces are moderately shaded during part of the day or receive filtered or dappled sunlight all day. Dappled sunlight is where the light is filtered through the leaves of trees.
Full shade areas receive no direct sun or reflected light during the day. An area with deep shade is not a good place for growing vegetables. All plants need some light to grow.
As a general rule, if you have a few hours of full sun but dark shade for the rest of the day, you can grow some crops, but the yields won’t be as high as if you had bright or dappled shade during the rest of the day.
Rather than choose crops that will struggle in a shaded garden, choose crops that are adapted to shade.
e.g. Arugula, Spinach, Beetroots, Lettuce, Carrots, Peas, Mint, Garden Cress, Leeks, Garlic, etc….
Whether you’re working with a small patio, a balcony, or even just a fire escape, if you can fit a container, you can have a garden. Bigger pots give you space to grow several different herbs or flowers, or you can stack a few different sizes of pots or cans for more variety in your plantings. Even a small pot with a brightly colored mum or bushy green fern can give your entryway a pop of color.
E.g. of gardening within limited spaces
1. Outdoor Container Gardens
2. Hanging Gardens
3. Window Boxes
4. Windowsill Herbs
5. Wall-mounted Gardens
Harvesting can be separated into three steps. The plant part of interest must be identified, detached from the rest of the plant, and then collected in a container suitable for transport from the field. The harvesting of all the major agronomic crops (grains of cereals and legumes) has been mechanized. The resistance of dried cereal and legume seeds (for example, corn, rice, wheat, and soybeans) to physical damage allows the first and second steps to be combined in a threshing machine or combine that separates the seeds from the rest of the harvested plant. The grain (seeds) is then loaded in bulk containers and transported to silos for additional cleaning, grading, fumigation, and temporary storage.