Are your vegetable crops producing a low volume of produce? Is the produce small or turning to seed quickly? Or just not growing at all. It might be the time you are sowing or transplanting your precious little plants. Here are some tips to planting by the moon for large, healthier crops.
Leafy Plants – When sowing or transplanting plants like lettuce, spinach, cabbage and celery (leafy type vegetables), it is suggested by many that the new moon phase is the best time;
Root Crops – When it comes to our root crops like carrots, beets and parsnips the full moon phase provides ideal conditions;
Preparing Soil – As for the last quarter phase now is the best time to improving soil, making compost and digging or ploughing. This is also a great time for weeding.
While there is no scientific evidence that planting by the moon works, many people nonetheless believe that it does…Why not give it a go, you may just double your crop.
thank you for reading and now over to you
The Team at Urbanscape.
Nature-strip mini makeover. Our client was after a maintenance free option. Here we removed all of the lawn and replaced with lilydale topping. First we excavated the area. Then the crushed rock (road base). Now out comes the wacker plate to make sure the rock is nice and compact. We do this to reduce any movement.
Now the fun and rewarding part…laying the lilydale topping. We spread out the topping and run over with the wacker plate to achieve a compact and level outcome.
This is the difference between an average job and a great job. We aim for a great job every time.
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Thinking of Selling and need a mini makeover or maybe you have just moved in and the garden and original landscaping is in need of a makeover! What ever the case give us a call and we will be around to give you a quote and get the job done. All in the time frame required.
Grow and eat your own Kale! Easy as 1, 2, 3.
Kale is low in calories, high in fiber and contains very little fat, but a large portion of the fat in it is the omega-3 fatty acid.
Kale is claimed by many to be among the most nutrient dense food in existence.
Kale is all of the following and more
- High in Iron, Vitamin A; K; C;
- High in calcium;
- High in antioxidants;
- a great anti-inflammatory food and detox food;
Note: there is some bad news kale can’t do your washing for you…or mow the lawns but, there are so many health benefits to growing and eating kale, you can start today.
If you need a raised garden bed give us a call and we can do this in now time for you. Call Now!
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Garlic! If you have ever grown garlic you know that it can feel like it takes for ever…so here we have created a raised garden bed on the outside wall of the main vegetable garden. This way the chickens can still go into the large veggie patch in the winter months. Happy Chickens, happy garlic and happy gardener!
3 Organic methods to get rid of garden weeds:
Spring is here and our gardens are in full bloom. Unfortunately, our blossoms, veggies and herbs aren’t the only things that love this time of year. Every gardener knows weeds are part of gardening no matter how diligently you care for your garden. When removing weeds, it can be hard to tell which are your seedlings and which are the weeds, this is why I like to get them [weeds] early.
Because weeds left unchecked can take over your garden fairly quickly, and I get that you might be thinking I wish my flowering plants and vegetable grew this quick. I find myself wondering the same thing while weeding. Another reason to remove weeds is that they can absorb precious water and nutrients meant for your garden.
So, before your weeds get to this stage here are 3 organic ways to get rid those garden weeds:
- Pull them out (I get it you are thinking…that sounds like hard work). Tools are a practical way to ease the weed-removal process, and make sure to keep a bucket next to you during your weed removal to reduce the spread of the seeds.
- Scald them (pour the boiling water from your pasta, remember must be boiling. Only use on paths and driveways not garden beds)
- Build a Chook house and raise chickens – Make sure you protect the plants you want to keep as these digging, eating machines will eat your weeds, the seeds and your garden. A portable chook house is ideal for this.
Urbanscape enjoying beautiful gardens everyday 😊