Growing your own organic vegetables at home is a convenient, cost effective and easy way to get access to delicious, healthy produce.
You might think that organic food is a fad, sold by specialty stores and eaten by celebrities and hard-core greenies – when actually, “organic” used to be the norm. These days there are plenty of perfect tomatoes and waxy apples but somehow they just don’t taste like they used to.
The biggest challenge when you use an assortment of containers is how to get a sexy potted garden and not just a daggy old junkyard. Try to use a mix of big containers, medium containers and small containers to create different layers rather than just a see of pots.
Include some ‘smelly’ plants like basil, chives and Marigold flowers to help keep the bugs at bay. Companion plants help each other by protecting against bugs, structural support or by supplying extra nutrients. Recommended companion plants include carrots and onions, corn and beans, basil and tomatoes, parsely and capsicums.
Mulch with straw – it looks good and it also reduces your weeds
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