First steps to GrowSmart

To get going...


Find a plot spot:
First up choose a sunny spot - preferably with a minimum of 6 hours sunshine daily. Choose an area of soil that is�as free draining as possible. Raised garden beds can be a good idea (1m wide by 3m long ought to be plenty big enough for an average household).

Get planting:
If you are keen to get planting right away and your soil is ready to go, be sure to choose fruit and vegetable seeds and seedlings to suit the season�such as beetroot, carrots, bok choy, shallots, onions, spring onions, winter greens, kale, leeks, chives, parsley, watercress and rosemary.

Mulch away:
Mulch the soil with layers of fresh grass clippings, fish meal, lime, homemade or bought compost, untanalised wood shavings, and�seaweed and allow to rest�for a couple of months.�Mulching�helps keep the soil moist and warm and encourages healthy microorganisms to keep your vegetable patch well aerated and the�soil fertile.

Now check out the GrowSmart Calendar for a guide and what to do each month.

If you're keen to get your garden going at full speed then check out the GrowSmart links to recycle your kitchen and garden wastes (through composting, worm farms etc) another great way to LiveSmart.






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 :: First steps to GrowSmart

 :: The GrowSmart Calendar

 :: Start simple..GrowSmart in pots

 :: GrowSmart friendly links...
 
 

To get going...


Find a plot spot:
First up choose a sunny spot - preferably with a minimum of 6 hours sunshine daily. Choose an area of soil that is�as free draining as possible. Raised garden beds can be a good idea (1m wide by 3m long ought to be plenty big enough for an average household).

Get planting:
If you are keen to get planting right away and your soil is ready to go, be sure to choose fruit and vegetable seeds and seedlings to suit the season�such as beetroot, carrots, bok choy, shallots, onions, spring onions, winter greens, kale, leeks, chives, parsley, watercress and rosemary.

Mulch away:
Mulch the soil with layers of fresh grass clippings, fish meal, lime, homemade or bought compost, untanalised wood shavings, and�seaweed and allow to rest�for a couple of months.�Mulching�helps keep the soil moist and warm and encourages healthy microorganisms to keep your vegetable patch well aerated and the�soil fertile.

Now check out the GrowSmart Calendar for a guide and what to do each month.

If you're keen to get your garden going at full speed then check out the GrowSmart links to recycle your kitchen and garden wastes (through composting, worm farms etc) another great way to LiveSmart.

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