E.A.D. In 2010, I moved to a small, well-maintained backyard house in Landsul, Wales, over 200 feet[200 m]above sea level. Climate crisis was a major factor in my activities. But most of all, I long to live where I can.
After considering the options – Spain (high temperature) and New Zealand (attractive but very far) – I decided on Wales. I think the water shortage was unimaginable, and property and land were affordable. So I quit my old lifestyle to turn my passion for organic food into a full-time career – writing, running courses, speaking in public.
Gardening in this part of West Wales is very different from gardening in Brighton – the land is more suitable for livestock than crops, and it is a steep learning path. In this cold, humid climate, tomatoes, avocados, peppers, and peppers are rarely grown outdoors. There is no protection from strong winds, no constant rain (and, in 2018, drought) no rest. And there are no fruit trees above the sea where the wind blows, or so I was told. As a result, I had to master all the gardening techniques.
Today, I try to repeat the natural world as much as I can. I encourage weeds and vegetation, use plants to grow themselves and use wildlife for biodiversity (pest protection) and environmental protection. My approach is organic and continuous, but ultimately modified by free will, instinctively, and does not follow any rules.
My experiments have taught me that many traditional gardening practices are not compatible with the prevailing climate. Instead of trying to recover, they wallow in their sadness and thus, experience more failure. Guided by the natural world, I created a healthier, more efficient and less maintenance garden. Here’s how to put one together for use with your home.
Learn to connect
Machinery or equipment may cause disconnection. My first spring in Wales I bought a rotavator to set up my garden for planting, and I watched in horror as he cut everything down the road, earthworms. Now I do the weeding with my hands, I avoid digging, and I leave the roots of the plants in the ground so that they do not interfere with the movement of the soil and microbes.
That is, do what seems right. I plant the potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes and okas by hand, because it is fun and they will grow better for me.
Try not to use gloves. Put your fingers in the soil to see if a plant needs water. Look, smell and know your way. Touching the soil is good for your gut microbiome – a 2007 study by Bristol University and the University of London College (published in Neuroscience) on contact with soil bacteria (Mycobacterium Vake) It is a natural anti-anxiety and can stimulate the release of serotonin, which makes you feel better overall.
Connect with your local community and neighbors to exchange and exchange products, races, materials and ideas. Join gardening groups, organic and perfectional associations, and local Facebook groups. Useful information at your nearest garden center may be a mine.
Violation of rules
Question Understands wisdom, and try to think selfishly. For example, an outdated seed can grow many times, just need to be planted very thick. Leave plants in the ground as much as possible. Broccoli, such as chard, cabbage, and broccoli, can grow successfully for many years, saving you time, energy, and money.
Like tomatoes, I do not use fertilizers for starving Mediterranean fruits (I grow them in polythene) because they are more desirable and their roots stop looking for natural resistance to symbiotic interactions with underground fungi. Instead, make your own compost from leaf mold and grow it with comfrey, grapefruit, seaweed, chicken drumsticks and broth.
Learn from your mistakes
When my fresh, long-stemmed tomato plant was overgrown with seedlings, I realized that the closer the plants were, the easier it was for the air fungus to spread. Now, with mixed planting, and more than one meter of similar plants, I have no pests, pests, or disease. Now I don’t have to use crop rotation.
Take things in stride and try not focus too much on the problem
Try to work with what you have. I replaced the old windows with a temporary cold frame, and from trash cans – from old pallets and wells to battered Belfast sinks and neighboring tractor tires (to store comfrey plants). Repair and protect your equipment.
Save seed and grow on supermarket leftovers. Lime leaves can be used for temporary cooking. Organic Ginger and Turmeric Trees Can Produce a Useful Pick – Choose the size of a golf ball with your eyes – a noble, prominent bit – and put it in a plastic zipper bag in your warm place. When the eye is green and you start trying to shoot, plant it. Plum, apricot and avocado pebbles can be grown in the spring (do not expect indoor avocados, but make houseplants attractive). Dried peas can be washed into water and turned into salad sprouts or pick-and-come back in the winter.
Enhance what is best for your space
Stop trying to grow high-yielding plants that do not grow naturally in your environment and soil type. Look for simpler, stronger options.
Eliminate anything that needs proper watering (for example, sprouts or cauliflower). Instead, pick leaves and spinach, such as spinach, chard, and cabbage. For ease of growing, I prefer purple broccoli over conventional varieties.
I can’t grow tomatoes outdoors but I can grow very strong tomatoes once they are established. A.D. After the 2018 drought was completely over, I uprooted the tomato stems in polytunnels (they feed on one instead of two or more places) to reduce their water needs. Similarly, crystal squash grows – regardless of the weather.
Protect your plants naturally
I was told that I could not grow fruit trees, so I decided to do it right away. I realized that it was too late for the strong wind to plant my apple and pear trees and grow them two years later by planting fast-growing Damson trees.
Protect your soil throughout the year. Fill in any blanks with plants to prevent sunlight from drying out and reducing waterlogging. Fast-growing lettuce, leafy greens and edible flowers such as nasturtium, as well as pumpkins and squash, their large leaves, can be planted around the ground to protect the ground.
Combine it with green manure, perennials, and natural decay crops, as soil fertility rains during the winter. Covers and covers protect against erosion.
Support natural pest control
Seed heads, leaf litter, dead branches or swinging nets all provide a safe haven for winter predators by providing food for birds, such as frogs, frogs, nectars, crushed beetles, hedgehogs, lonely bees, housewives and lizards.
Accept free planting as our medieval ancestors did – mixing crops together makes it difficult to spread pests, and you will have a more natural biodiversity. Try to plant an accompaniment.
To find a variety of plants that have survived extinction, see past and present species (try the Organic Heritage Library). They can provide more resilience to our changing climate than the pools of modern species. Wild fruit trees such as plums and crab apples can grow in the most difficult conditions, and are easily adapted to local conditions. Woodland Trust offers a good range.