Down in the Garden: Spring Veggy Pache Billiards – Central Coast Community News

Spring is a time of veggie patch creation, renewal and readiness.

Everyone should grow at least a few vegetables!

I don’t put much pressure on you here because from my experience, gardening is addictive once you have two successes.

Growing your own vegetables means giving yourself more choice in varieties and flavors by helping the environment and yourself into a healthier lifestyle.

My number one tip is to avoid falls and go out to your garden at least every five to fifteen minutes every day and just watch and do a little something.

When you have time, it is better to spend less time on a regular basis than to save it all for one big flash – your garden will not die until then.

Cruel but true.

Also, develop those who know what you can take care of, and do not rush just because you think you can.

At the same time, being bright and realistic is the key to being a gardener.

Location, location, location

If I am your local gardener, I will turn every place into a garden, but you need to ‘do’ as they say.

Think about how many vegetables you want to grow and naturally it also depends on your experience and location.

Most vegetables need warmth and direct sunlight for at least 6 hours, so your first step is to determine exactly where your vegetables are.

Shelter is another term that is often used to describe wind and rain.

While this may not be the case, you can quickly create short-term and fast-growing fences in your short-term plans with strategically placed fences.

Time for beds

Over the past few years there has been a tendency to create high garden beds and in some cases I have to say I am a fan.

They are perfect for those who have trouble getting to the stairs and have a backup problem and can help prevent pests and can help you stay out of your food crops if you have pets!

However, if possible, you should make sure that the bottom of the garden beds is open to the ground below, if possible, so that your added soil is in contact with the soil biome.

This term simply refers to creatures that live together in the soil of a particular area.

Interactions with the soil below include worms, microbes, and insects that keep your garden bed alive.

If you can’t do this, then adding fertilizer regularly will help create a living soil biome.

Spring preparation and renovation

Now you have the space and the bed, or you need a little preparation or renovation.

After supporting the winter crops and removing whatever nutrients are left behind, the soil needs a little strength.

If this is a new garden, it should be enriched to give the plants more energy.

Vegetables need very rich soil, and the fact is, most of our natural land is not rich enough to support them.

While there are many ways to do this, one simple way is to dig deep into your curtain with a razor blade, removing old roots and any stones.

Two weeks before planting, approximately 2 x 2 m in each area of ​​the following mixture: 2 levels of barley, 50 liters of cow manure, 50 liters of chicken manure, 50 liters of mushroom fertilizer (or additional barley fertilizer). Addition to worm enrichment can be added!

Installation tips

Follow the instructions for seed labeling and packaging but be prepared to break a few rules.

I push distance limits with some of my plant problems, but research and experience have taught me this.

If you are a beginner, follow the ‘recipe’ and then experiment.

Make sure you have access to all of your plants in person.

It is a beginner’s mistake not to anticipate how things will turn out after he grows up.

On top of that, notice how the sun has fallen on your garden and describe the area “behind”, usually westward.

You do not want your tall plants to shade your lower plants most of the day.

Gather plants with similar environmental needs and plant those that prefer dry feet in the high places of the canopy.

Choose the one that suits your environment and the season, because even if you have some success outside of seasonal planting, they will not be as strong, plentiful and healthy as vegetables planted at the right time.

You can jump in time by planting seeds indoors or in greenhouses.

For backyard gardeners, pick three vegetables from seasonal tips that call themselves’ Back to the Drawing ” and call themselves’ Brown Thumbs’, ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ” ”

If that sounds too much? Choose one! You can always find my weekly planting guide on this page and go to if you want to plan ahead.

Horticultural Book Review

By Fabian Capomol and Matt Pember, (Pan Macmillan, Australia) The ‘Little Vigch Patch Company’ has been around for a few years now, but it has really stopped testing in the garden.

I highly recommend this article to beginners, regardless of the size of the garden, as it contains good tips on every aspect of the garden and explains it in simple terms.

They show simple techniques, suggest suitable Australian varieties, and discard particles of personal experience. This is simply a 5 page book.

Tips and advice for you this week

Soil health inspection. You can inspect your soil at most garden centers and nursery or do it yourself with easily available kits and meters.

Make sure the pH level matches the plants you want to grow.

Enrich the beds with organic matter and fertilizer and start making spring planting plans if you haven’t already.

You can grow artichokes, asparagus crowns, cappuccino, cappuccino, beetroot, spinach and sparrow beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, chives, choco, cranberries, pumpkin, eggplant, watermelon, pumpkin, lettuce, spring onions, soups, peas . , Potatoes, Radish, Rhubarb Crowns, Salsa, Silver Beat, Sweet Corn, Alison, Calendula, California Poppy, Carrania, Celosia, Chrysanthemum, Cosmos, Dahlia, Diantus, Eternal Daisy, Gazania, Gerberia, Marigold, Petunia, Kangaroo paw, nasturtium, snapdragon, salvia.

Lunar Planting Guide 4th – 10th Sep

Saturday’s waning moon enters Leo, so it’s a good time to get rid of weeds and pests.

The waning moon begins in Virgo on Monday, so it is best to plant root crops and feed all the plants and take care of the fertilizers.

A new moon in Vergo on Tuesday means a holiday in the garden.

He sees the rising moon approaching Libra on Wednesday and this is a good time to start pruning seedlings, shrubs and annual flowers.

The eclipse will take place late Friday afternoon, so these activities will be more successful, including planting any crop above ground.

You and your garden – Amazing Staghorn, Ian Jarrat

I love receiving your emails and messages and this is about to hit me! Thank you so much Ian and I for sharing. I’m sure other gardeners will be inspired by this.

Ian writes

“Please find the first palm tree we found around the northern shores around the palm tree.

On the way to the central beach, we took a palm tree, broke it, and put it in a basket.

“As we moved from Umina to Kinkumber, we moved again and in the front yard there was a tree attached to a tree.

“Over time, we have added a variety of plants, especially rock orchids that are now in full bloom.

The basket is somewhere in the plant. ”

Cheryl Darcy

Cheraline Darsie is a gardener, community gardener, and host with Pet Lit. on the Beach MM 963, which hosts “88 – 10am” every Saturday. She is the co-host of Vicki White’s weekly gardening podcast “Mostly about plants.”

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