How to Grow

Lawns can be expensive to maintain and can also be time consuming. According to statistics conducted by the Los Angeles Municipal Water District, an average Lawn requires a minimum of 84 inches of rain per year which is impossible to achieve due to the fact that the average rainfall for much of the nation is less than what the average Lawn requires. So, if you want to transform your lawn into a productive yet less water dependent project, why not try doing a food forest.

Food forest is simply the planting and growing different variety of crops that can be harvested in different seasons.

Here are 4 Simple Steps on how to transform your Lawn into a Food Forest

 

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Step 1: Remove Your Lawn

The first step to do is to remove your unwanted lawn. Using pick and shovel, dig your lawn until the top grass loosens. Then, remove all the grass just leaving all the soil behind. Do not throw away the grass that you have removed, instead feed it to your chickens if you have any. Also, never add the grass to your compost.

Lawn removal can be a tiring task, but a little exercise can be good once in a while.

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AVOCADO… Highly nutritious and flavorful, avocados are fruits to die for. It can be a perfect dipping partner for those tasty guacamole’s and tortilla chips or can be eaten as it is. Either way, you will never go wrong with the addictive taste of avocados. So, the next time you slice those avocados when preparing your favorite avocado desserts, do not throw away the seeds. Instead, learn how to plant and grow your own avocado tree. And when successful, you will have your own avocado fruit ready for the picking whenever you want. So, you want to learn how to grow your own avocado tree? Here are simple steps that you can follow.

Steps in Planting Avocado Tree

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1. Prepare your Seed

From your avocado fruit, remove the avocado pit and wash it under clean running water. Dry your avocado pit using paper towel.

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Don’t have enough money to buy those expensive but tasty asparagus in the supermarkets? Well, why not plant them yourself. Asparagus are best grown in raised beds so it is advisable that before you start planting your asparagus plants, you must first prepare your garden beds. Asparagus beds should at least be a foot tall to allow the asparagus to absorb the nutrients of the soil. When planting your asparagus, make sure that the spacing for each plant is about one and a half foot away from each other. So, a large garden bed is recommended. A bed that is properly prepared can maintain asparagus plant for at least 20 years.

Here are simple guidelines in planting your asparagus

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1. Prepare your soil

Put compost into your soil and till it to increase nutrients. Using a garden fork, turn your soil until your raised bed is about 12 inches high.

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Step 1: Soil Preparation

Soil preparation is very important in planting bell peppers. Since bell peppers prefers a warm temperature during its germination process, a fairly light soil is what you need. This type of soil helps keep the heat and moisture of our soil that our bell peppers need. Add your compost into your garden soil and mix a little bit of sphagnum moss and you will have a good quality of soil ready for your bell pepper planting.

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1. Prepare Your Soil

Mix your organic mater like your compost and dried animal manure to your soil. Gourds thrive in a well drained sandy loam soil. After soaking your gourd seeds for 24 hours, plant them half inch deep into the soil. It will take about 2-3 days for the seeds to germinate. After germination, transplant your seeds one to two feet apart.

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