Then I saw a head of rogue lettuce,
Organic foods and time outdoors are a big part of my healthy, holistic, creative living, so I cleared away time each day this week, and plugged away steadily. I stuck to a simple layout that gives the most growing space, and experimented with growing some things I haven't tried before, like brussels sprouts and collard greens. As I planted, I marveled at the wonders of seeds and their innate creativity and ability to transform themselves.
- Find a sunny spot
- No need to turn the soil; Remove large weeds then mow it as low as possible.
- Cover the area with layers of newspaper (with black ink, which uses natural carbon ink)
- Heap mushroom soil (or composted soil) on top in rows about 4' wide and leave space between rows for walking
- Plant organic seeds or seedlings when it's time
- Keep the newly planted seeds watered till they sprout, and water the garden during dry spells