posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 07:13 AM
reply to post by Cinrad
I'll just add to this thread again, with my 5 favourite emergency gardening tips. Some of you will know these, but they might be helpful to
1) The emergency cloche. Gardening here in Scotland brings it's own challenges, not least sudden gales, snow, rain (mostly rain!) and hot sun. These
are great, since they keep tender seedlings dry, frost-free or safe from wind. If it's too hot and dry outside, just spray water inside the cloche and
you'll create a nice, humid atmosphere. I should add, these are just coke bottles with the bottom cut off.
2) Paper pots. If you run out of plant pots, or the ground's not quite ready for planting out but you need to get a crop growing, start them in rolled
up newspaper. Then you can just plant the whole thing out when the ground is in better shape, and the paper will rot away.
3) Gutter salads. Not as disgusting as they sound. Just nail some clean gutter pipes to the side of a shed or fence, and you can grow year round salad
4) Similar idea if you're short on space is the herb wall box.
5) And finally make sure you include loads of bee-favourite flowers to keep fruit trees pollinated.
edit on 20-1-2014 by beansidhe because: Explanation