It is promoted mostly by bufoons of the agronomist persuasion and gullible vegan buffs fishing in murky waters. There are other$, but making a buck in hard times does not justify talking only about the sunny side up of the matter. "The wise, intelligent way in touch with nature, to harvest your own food".
Before you take that first step, spending money, time and effort, please check this out, then proceed.
To have any garden, edible or not, the following issues should be kept in perspective: soil preparation, irrigation, weeding, plant rotation/association, pest control, fertilizers, compost on just
the left hand.
On the other, what is your physical shape and stamina? If you are over forty, kneeling for planting/weeding is not that easy. Back, thighs, calves, neck,
shoulders, arms will be felt after 15 minutes. You will need a cushion, gloves and a cool hat, cool not as in fashion, but to avoid sun burn..
The agronomist fellow offering you four sticks of wood in a rectangle with shitty
soil from the hardware store will not tell you this, all for fifty bucks.
The problem could be solved with tables. Set your garden HIGH, and avoid all the pain. As you see gardening is not that fantasy with a happy ending being sold on the media. Do not get discouraged, you do not have to believe what I write.
I am half way there....
Now orchards, herbs/species and produce have different: soil, sun, shade,
irrigation requirements. Some grafted
fruit trees do well in adequate pots if you
keep in mind the conditions and variables. The same goes for anything else.
Most gardeners are inclined to plant tomatoes, lettuce and peppers to choose three. These in turn have 11 different types of insects, fungi, virus or bacteria that will feast on them.
Beetles, snails, slugs, white flies, thrips, to name a few. Some will chew, suck from your future harvest. Some will kill it early or later.
In consequence, you have to MONITOR for insects daily, checking the leaves over and under to detect damage on time. What do you know about this?
You should be able to diagnose the problem. The botanical name of the plant will allow you to research and determine what: herbicide, insecticide or fungicide is required.
If you are of the organic tribe, you could also find homemade remedies friendly to the environment, biodiversity to resolve the matter.
Once you make the committment to
create the garden with everything mentioned so far. Pick what is to be planted, space and/or pot.
Check for growing conditions,
pests and diseases.
Start with a few plants watch, learn
and enjoy. Do not allow ignorant
imbeciles spreading the edible gardening gospel take your money
away. You can do it with your
own effort and will.
Time to go. Apaga i vamonos...
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