“Gardening’s All About Observation”

If crop rotation is about controlling pests and diseases, why am I planting a crop that’s just as susceptible to this particular problem in the ground in the same bed? So I moved it. I kind of got thinking crop rotation is a good rule, like everything, good rules, they’re made to be broken or bent or anything.

You’ve got to be reactive to what your garden is. A great gardener once said to me

“Gardening’s all about observation”

That’s all it is. It’s about looking around and going wow there’s a bit on the leaf there or the leaf looks a little bit yellow, maybe it’s magnesium or iron deficiency. It’s about keeping an eye on things, making sure they look nice or how they should look. Whether or not you know that there’s a pest problem or not, everyone knows what a healthy plant kind of looks like.

That’s where with my crop rotation I became a lot more reactive to what was going

  1. So do it how you like. We all garden differently. It’s a beautiful thing and that’s when I got on to pruning.

Everyone prunes differently. We all garden differently. Don’t doubt yourself, have a crack. It’s what it is all about, it’s practical. A lot of people talk about stuff and go “Oh, I was thinking of planting peas in this bed” Walk away. Maybe a week later, “Yeah maybe I should put peas in this bed but I’m not sure” I was like “Just put them in” Nothing grows until you put it in the ground, except for weeds and they grow everywhere. But you can eat a lot of them. A lot of our weeds are actually quite edible.


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