By Evelyn Hadden
What has your ideal eco-friendly garden performed for you recently? Is it well worth the time, attempt, and assets you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, suggestion, and state of the art suggestion from award-winning writer Evelyn Hadden, you could release your self at last!
In this final advisor to rethinking your backyard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, green choices to that tough (and dare we are saying boring?) eco-friendly turf. alternate your garden for a full of life prairie or substitute it with a runoff-reducing rain backyard. switch it for an interactive event backyard or convert it to a low-maintenance dwelling carpet.
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Choose a spot that will get some sun during the depth of the winter, but avoid planting in the same place as last year to avoid the build-up of disease. How: Dig holes about 60cm apart, big enough to take both plant and soil. Dig up the plants you have Tray of young broccoli plants. 60 How to Grow Your Food 3 | Easy-to-grow vegetables 61 grown from seed by loosening the earth round them with a small fork and digging gently underneath the roots to remove the plant, complete with soil. If they have been grown in small pots, carefully remove them and their soil by turning the pots upside down and tapping gently.
Half a dozen plants will give you plenty to eat throughout the winter if you have the space. Buy short plants rather than long-legged creatures. ‘Early Purple Sprouting’ is a popular variety. Sowing seeds When and where: From late April to June in pots, modules or a seedbed. How: Sow the seeds as thinly as possible just beneath the soil, or two seeds per small pot or module, before transplanting to their final homes when the plants are about 10cm tall. Planting plants When and where: June–July.
How: Indoors, three seeds to a small pot, filled with peat-free compost. Sow 3cm deep. Put them in a sunny spot. Outdoors, sow 3cm deep and 8cm apart with 60cm between the rows. Sow at 2-3-weekly intervals for a steady supply throughout the summer. Planting plants When and where: Once your indoor-grown plants are about 4cm high, and the risk of frost is past, in April or May. How: Harden off (see page 126) your indoor-grown plants before planting outside in the ground, 8cm apart, in rows 60cm apart.
Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives by Evelyn Hadden