All Things Gardening forum: Organic Gardening The Easy Way

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Oct 30, 2016 11:12 PM CST

These are the solutions

Soil pH, Soil Temperature, Moisture %
Soil Temperature required is 74F to 80F
Moisture 30%
Normally fertile soil pH 5.5 to 6.5
You will need a ph meter which also shows moisture %

This will be the guide for a start

Now which flowers/ vegetables you want to plant
You should know the ph of particular flower, vegetable
The details are available on call

Next The roots, are the main point for a plant, if the root is diseased it swollen joints, or the laces are getting black this will indicate that the plant is sick, stun growth, small flowers. You do not have to dig out the plant, just dig few inches around the roots and you will be able diagnose it.
Cure I have tried garlic small spices mixed in the soil was not fully successful, yet it survived Actually lack of phosphorus in the soil, a small percentage could be help full

Pests a long list I will be brief, generally I use Onion/Garlic Spray it works for almost all pests. Spray under the leaves as well.

Soil is generally infected, heat, moisture assist in its promotion
So before planting, I place small pieces of Onion/ginger 3 inch deep in the soil, and keep the moist for 3 /4 days. This nearly destroys all possibility of pests in the soil.

Seeds I do not sow seeds in pots, or beds. I fear it will be prone to infection.
It is like a child born under unhygienic condition will be easily prone to diseases

So I plant seeds on Foam, take dish fill 1/4th water, place foam in it, the sprinkle a few seeds, cover moist mul mul cloth, capillary action will place and water will keep the moist. In a few days you will see the sprouts, do not remove it until it has grown has 4 inches. Here is a healthy birth under hygienic condition. In the process it will emit obnoxious smell so keep the under a shade far away
Now place in the soil you have prepared as mentioned above.

Now a word on Garden Hygiene
I wonder if you ever thought of Garden Hygiene.
You must have notice that the Mali brings his own tools to attend to your garden, Note he used the same tools in other gardens, cleaning, pruning , Cutting. The same tools are now used in your garden, which carries infection. As he has been cutting, pruning irrespective of the plant is infected or not.
In order to safe guard your garden, it is suggested that the Mali uses your instruments, keeping his out of the Garden.
As regards your tools, always place them in a solution of Potassium permanganate to ensure it is clean.
Please do not keep any garbage in the garden.
When you up root an infected plant, after doing so also dig 6-8 inches in a circle as wide and also throw away the soil as it also contains infection of the up rooted plant
This small note will keep your garden blooming
Happy Gardening

B Shah
88 years
On Wheel Chair
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Oct 30, 2016 11:53 PM CST
Thank you. You have years of knowledge...

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