Long before you start thinking about planting vegetables, flowers, vines, climbers, shrubs and trees, you need to think about the nutrients in the soil. This same foundational principle applies to any garden venture, be it big or small.
How to get good nutrients?
The answers are very simple:
- Develop a compost heap or for the urban gardener, start making compost in bins
- Put tiger worms or other suitable worms into your compost heap or bin
Start with herbs! They won't let you down. Immediately, you change the taste of your cooking. This greatly encourages you in your gardening efforts!
So, this is the way it begins - start by making a compost heap in a sunny, open corner of your garden or make a small investment in some compost bins or worm farm bins that will sit tidily on your apartment balcony.