Go Green or Go Home

Grow Your Own Veggie Garden February 18, 2013

Filed under: Growing Veggies,Health,Make Your Own,Plants — Maryse @ 10:39 am

Maybe you have enough of going to that supermarket to buy herbs to flavour your food. And yes, it costs money. And they have pesticides. And you eat these herbs with pesticides. That is WAY too gross! So, why not grow your OWN herbs? Ones with no pesticides? And no expensive Dollars/Euro,Yen ETC to pay for? Well, you got it. Here are some plant tips:

Plants need light. So place them in places were there is enough light for them to prosper.Plants need good soil. Good soil should give grip to the roots, prevents water draining away (That is wasted water, also not good!) and is filled with nutrients. 

Plants need water. Some need less water than others, so check on the seed pack when you buy seeds for planting to see how much water they need.

Some plants need support for growing. If you are going to plant tomatoes, you should add a firm stick as soon as they start growing thin and tall.

SOP: Save Our Plants

Protection. Some bugs have the sweet tooth for some plants, and love to eat them. So if your plants are bothered by aphids, a common nasty surprise for both plants and humans, it’s a wise decision to add Ladybirds on these plants, because aphids are lunch for Ladybirds. Birds help too, and strong scented herbs help make the pests pack their bags and leave too.

If you want to protect young plants from slugs and snails (I had that problem too) put them on a table top.  If you plant fruit, use netting to protect the fruit from birds.


Plants need to grow somewhere. Often we chose pots.  You can use pots, containers, and bins.


Labels are very handy. You can know which plant is which, so you don’t put nettle on your food instead of basil. (Ouch!)

So here are your plant tips!

If you have any questions about plants, EG, ”Where do I grow tomatoes?” Comment below! I will answer, and the Bonsai Staff!

Ruby, Administrator of Bonsai



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