Every week we’ll be releasing a bonus feature on Wednesdays with useful garden tips. This week is about garden basics.
My Garden Basics Philosophy
Gardening isn’t farming. It’s entirely different. My two goals of gardening are:
- Have a continuous harvest of fresh veggies
- Keep us in veggies all winter long
To do this, I follow the gardening basics. The gardening basics are:
- Permanent Beds
- Permanent Pathways
- Perfect Soil
- Grid Planting
- Using a trellis as much as possible
By using these simple techniques, we can grow a lot more in a lot less space with a lot less work. With these you’ll never have to break out the heavy equipment. This method of gardening began in Paris over a century ago and is known as the French Intensive Method.
There are lots of books you can refer to on this method. My favorites are: