When you focus on four different steps of soil preparation, planting at the right time, pest management and shading and wind protection, you can plant your own edible garden that will feed your family through the summer.
- SOIL: Build a raised-bed garden, filling the beds with highly prepared organic soil (like Viragrow) and add substances like Zeo-Soil to the prepared soil. Natural composting methods, mulching and top-dressing your soil with compost or natural fertilizer is the best way to develop strong, vigorous plants.
- PLANTING SCHEDULE: Follow the planting guide by going to http://tinyurl.com/plantsked.
- PESTICIDES: Click here for a list of natural homemade remedies including canola oil, Ivory soap and hot pepper sauce.
- SHADE AND WIND: Consider using a shade cloth to shade the plants and deflect the wind.