Jul 5th, 2012 11:05 AM UTC
By Guest Blogger
In the second of our series, Stephan Meyer, ONE’s expert gardener who is responsible for setting up the Box Garden in the Big Brother Africa house, explains how we can grow and thrive organically.
As the green revolution is fast spreading, and people are becoming more conscious of sustainable living and development, you too can do your bit with organic gardening and growing.
What does growing plants organically mean? It does not mean, leaving your garden to its own devices and allowing it to be ruined by weeds and pests. Instead it means not using synthetic products, including pesticides and fertilisers.
So how do you do it?
Step 1- feeding your soil and feeding your plants.
Ideally all natural nutrients taken out of the soil must be replaced. Unfortunately this is actually easier said than done; therefore the key is perseverance rather than skill.
Step 2- Pest management “The Friendly Way”
Check out the ONE Africa blog for more tips from Stephan next week.
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