My Organic Garden


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I recently moved to a new house. Well, not entirely new as it has been vastly used in the past by many other people, some of them students. My house has a garden, a place I wish to fill with edible veggies and colourful plants. I plan to do it solely with biological substances whenever possible. It's not only for the fun or the health facts, it is also for the challenge. As a Toxicologist I wish to challenge myself by planning, delivering and obtaining an amazing garden all based on "green"substances that will not jeopardise the biological and organic aspects of my garden. Remember a few posts back when I posted a few recipes to fight bugs and the like? Exactly, just browse down here and you'll find it pretty soon. This time I wish to make use of a few of those recipes to fight insects and worms that are eating all my basil - the bastards!

So, what about this garden I am developing with my "wife" at our backyard?

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My Organic Garden

  1. 1. … in the Land of the Good Old Suede<br />Brought to you by “The Toxicologist Today”<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />Before applying a biopesticide I am still preparing (based on a few recipes I’ve published earlier on The Toxicologist Today). First to try out is a mixture of garlic and chillies.<br />
  3. 3. 2<br />Can you notice the big dinner out slugs decided to do with my Basil?! This means war, real war; as promised I will conduct a biological one, but that does not mean it won’t be to an Industrial scale.<br />
  4. 4. 3<br />In the first allotment - parsley, coriander and basil. In the 2nd allotment we started by planting peppermint. What you see on the right side are 60% unearthed stones and 40% avocado seeds (I like the effect they produce).<br />
  5. 5. 4<br />A better perspective on how the two allotments merge so perfectly!! And if I manage to convince my girl a third one will arise sooner than later, for peppers and the like.<br />
  6. 6. 4a<br />One more so you never forget how beautiful the game pitch is getting!<br />
  7. 7. 5<br />My girl has decided to support genism and ripped off the massacred basil leaves slugs and insects have mercilessly had for dinner. The work gloves? £2 at B&M!!!<br />
  8. 8. 6<br />When in the middle of the jungle of our garden to be, after many tenants have year after year neglected this beautiful piece of land, voilá, we found a vase just behind a wild rosebush. In this vase the “bunker” where slugs are formatted to EAT MY BASIL! But we will give them war for they will not prevail after my biopesticide!!!<br />
  9. 9. 7<br />My research over the Internet revealed that an easy way to get rid of slugs is to trap them with beer and salt. The liquid will entice them and the salt will dehydrate them (reducing their locomotion). But personally I see no reason for killing unnecessarily, thus, I will need your help to decide what to do with the jailed slugs. Have you got any good peaceful ideas? I found at a 6 steps tip list to deal with this plague. I believe their ideas are quite feasible, nice and I may follow them after I read them more carefully.<br />
  10. 10. 9<br />Now, let me show you how we’ve prepared the terrain for the bulbs by displaying the different stages. Bear in mind daffodils, for example, are to be planted between September and December to avoid the frost season and burst in splendour with a colourful offspring... exactly in the Spring Time. 1 and 2) Clean the terrain, remove stones, little rocks, sticks and unnecessary roots that may difficult the growth of the beautiful flowers 3) prepare the gullies or trenches - whatever you call them (8cm deep) to allow normal growth with no need for competing for space 4) place the seeds (one in each 5 cm radius).<br />
  11. 11. 10<br />Cover the gullies completely and lightly soak with water. Since Summer is almost over we don’t need to shower/water the “crops” as the british weather will do it for us like 5 times a day!!! <br />I hope you liked it and I wait patiently for a comment, advise or even some snaps of your own “green” gardens [must be green, don’t come here with your industrial synthetic oversized pumpkins, ok?!]. See you soon guys!<br />