Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kind comments

I got this comment from Robyn:

I have a list of vegetable companion plants on my site as well as four vegetable garden designs which are all companion planted. I have grown all of these gardens myself so do know they work well. Maybe you will allow this link so your visitors can see what I have done>

I do like your site you are offering very good indepth information - more and more people are growing vegetables these days and need help from us.

Kind regards

Hello Robyn

Thanks so much. I appreciate your comment and your link. i have added it to my blog roll. In fact, my cousin in Canada used ideas from your garden design page when she was planning her garden. I was awed to see that it is the same page.

I do agree that people need help with growing organic gardens. It is the best food that one can healthy, fresh and delicious. Companion planting is really great. Look out in the next few weeks for a book on Companion Planting that i am in the process of publishing.

keep up the good work.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

blog announcement

to all my followers, i have been snowed under with completion of a project or two. keep posted for the latest exciting developments on the blog. i should get into a regular weekly posting to this companion planting blog around the first week of June. take care and keep making organic gardens.
'to forget to dig in the earth and tend to the soil is to forget ourselves' - mahatmah gandhi

Thursday, May 6, 2010

companion planting

Who would think that Companion planting vegetables and herbs would become such a necessary part of creating an organic garden?

Understanding the art of Companion Planting is a journey we will embark on together.
How did Companion Planting come about?

Taking a few steps back to examine the second half of the 20th century, we discover that the modern advances in agriculture are both astounding and destructively frightening. After the second world war and the with the advent of the “Green Revolution” the everyday use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers became common place.

Many people came to accept that the only way to be agriculturally productive was to use the modern methods of food production. These modern methods include the use of heavy machinery, mono-cropping and the use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer in order to produce bumper crops. This certainly did yield amazingly for a while, but the soil soon became eroded and depleted and could no longer sustain the abuse of modern agriculture. (Scarily it still goes on today.)

As more and more people developed cancers, diabetes and food allergies, coupled with the fact that the environment is being degraded, the more earths' people realized the need to eat pure fresh food. Now there is a large movement of humans wanting health giving food.

What can you do about eating more healthily using Organic Gardening and Companion Planting?

Now you can grow food that is organically and naturally grown – in your own space. The way to achieve the best organic garden is to get knowledgeable about Companion Planting. Learning about organic gardening is the first step to creating healthy food on your doorstep.

Well what is Companion Planting actually?

Companion Planting is a way of combining plants, in order to get the optimal yield, using natural means of pest control and soil improvement. It is a kind of soil and garden alchemy. Get to know which plants to grow well together, which are antagonists.

Learn what plants do to the soil. Use plants that keep harmful pests away and create playgrounds for beneficial species. Improve your precious living soil by growing soil improving plants.