Professional Online Herbalist Training
September 3, 2019
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Stephanie Malan says
October 10, 2022 at 1:48 pm
Slow and steady wins the race. Get momentum and keep it. But do get air into the ground. With our raised beds I can take out all the soil and put it back mixed with organic matter. Definitely look at spacing when planting my herbs.
Marietjie Van der Walt says
November 11, 2021 at 10:44 pm
Thanks for the tips on Planting out potted herbs and seedlings.
Must start making my own compost to make sure I have organic
fertilizer for all my plants.
Margie Osterbauer says
November 9, 2021 at 11:06 pm
I pretty much have to be satisfied with being sure all of the big rocks are out of my bed. I garden in old river bed. I have rocks the size of huge watermelons that I have dug out of the ground. The whole area is known for “sequim potatoes” – rocks the size of russets! So the littler guys get to stay and roots work their way around.
patricia. [email protected] says
October 19, 2020 at 3:11 pm
I have done agriculture at school. This tips will sharpen my skills.
Mari Stebbing says
August 12, 2020 at 12:50 pm
Nice tips! I will have to work on my planting skills.
Lynne Stone says
August 3, 2020 at 8:20 pm
Feed the soil, not the plant – very important – add organic matter into soil as it encourages soil biodiversity which is important for a healthy plant!
Brandon Watson says
July 30, 2020 at 6:12 am
I disagree with the statement that digging is beneficial. I have worked with Farming God’s Way course and they pointed out that by opening and turning the soil you are disrupting the eco system already in place. They use a method called ‘fracturing’ the soil where by you stick your garden fork in as deep as you can and slightly pull back to break open the soil slightly. They have very good growth results.
Nikki Presley says
June 11, 2020 at 12:23 am
This was a fun bit on planting!
June 7, 2020 at 3:23 pm
I like the cute little images
Tulu Malesela says
May 6, 2020 at 4:48 pm
Thank you for the tips on the size of holes to dig when transplanting. I have used bone feed on my Aloe and Lavender and rose, it looks really good. These are planted in pots except for the rose which is directly on the ground. Also I feel more confident now with the use of bone feed. Thank you
Juanitha Gouws says
April 23, 2020 at 11:33 am
My AHA was the trimming of the herbs and roots when planting it. I will definitely start a compost whole.
Abby Milligan says
April 15, 2020 at 4:46 pm
Before i moved into a flat, i was an avid gardener so most of the things i know and familiar with. My habit is always checking the soil for organisms such as earth worms, i love earth worms and i think the more organic manure and bone meal helps attract them and i know for a fact that earthworms work wonders on air-rating your soil. I’ve never stuck to the rules of twice as wide as the pot the plant has come out of and twice as deep. I prefer knowing that the soil at least 3 to 4 times the size has been worked and fertilized before i transfer a plant from pot to soil, i find this help with the maintenance as well.
Mogamat Francis says
April 5, 2020 at 9:51 pm
It looks positive for me with “minimal” digging, for the elevated raised bed. Good imported soil of say half a cubic meter.
I’m still not sure if 250mm is an adequate enough depth. Should I go deeper?
Ivan Tinniswood says
September 26, 2019 at 3:05 am
My soil has plenty of well rotted organic matter worked in. Some bone meal should help. My assumption here is that all that is required now is for regular applications of a liquid organic fertilizer.
September 26, 2019 at 3:02 am
My soil has plenty of well rotted organic matter worked in. I should add. Some bone meal should help. My assumption here is that all that is required now is for regular applications of a liquid organic fertilizer.
Eimear Duffy says
September 14, 2019 at 5:48 pm
Manure is best for improving soil. Also if your growing you may as well start making your own compost.
Shani Moushon says
September 10, 2019 at 7:57 am
How to plant herbs that wherein a pot, you make it look so easy. I hope it is as easy as you make it sound…
September 10, 2019 at 8:18 am
Once you get the hang of it, it’s super easy. Besides, herbs are very hardy and can take quite a few knocks.
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