Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Anticipation and planning

More planning - this house has a sprinkler system - soon to be HAD a sprinkler system as WC has taken on the task of converting said system to drip irrigation.
We set the beds this weekend and finalized much of the planning for the square foot garden - also called French intensive gardening.

And now there is talk of a studio and greenhouse.

We are trying to lay the drip lines and mark the beds prior to planting and going all crazy ;)

Last night was the host gardener dinner for the garden tour. We had a great time with several couples that share our same volunteer outreach goals and have now become great friends. It was really a nice time.