Saturday, November 28, 2009

Planning for a healthy garden

The ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, is credited with saying "Nothing endures but change."  Nowhere is this concept more evident than in the garden where change is constant. Growth implies change and movement. My garden is in a constant state of flux. This season the peas are in the southeastern quadrant of the garden and next time they will grace the northwestern quadrant... always changing where your crops are planted ensures better growth and less pest and disease issues.

This winter take some time while you peruse the seed catalogs and make your lists... take time to plan where you will locate your plantings this year.. graph paper and a map of last year's plan will help to get organized. Consider ideal companions for your beds and what was there last year.. for instance, nightshade plants do not like to be where nightshades were last year.. think it through and make a plan!

And consider the following garden quote....
A garden should be in a constant state of fluid change, expansion, experiment, adventure;
above all it should be an inquisitive, loving, but self-critical journey on the part of its owner.
-   H. E. Bates


Flowers said...

Thanks for sharing the tips on planning for a healthy garden. It was nice going through your blog.

Ronnie said...

Absolutely! I'm Thankful I have your blog on my list of favorites:)

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