Hey guys, guess where I am?
Okay, I gave it away in the title. I’m in the Amazon jungle!
Heather and I are living in Peru for 3 months. While we’re here I’m learning a few things about growing food in the tropics.
But while we’re in the jungle I’m mostly just trying to pay attention to the nature around me.
You can learn a lot about organic gardening if you take the time to observe nature.
This week I’m going to share with you 3 posts about how we as organic gardeners can learn from nature and use that wisdom in our gardens in order to grow healthier plants that are free of pests and diseases, and if you’re growing food, how to grow foods that are exceptionally nutritious.
Heather spent a day hanging with rescued monkeys.
And although I happen to be in the jungle in the tropics, I could just as easily be in a temperate forest or grassland. The lessons in this little series apply to everywhere.
While I could easily make a dozen videos on what we can learn from nature to inform the design and maintenance of our gardens, what I’m going to be discussing are the 3 main things I think about with regards to soil health pretty much whenever I’m in my organic garden, whether I’m designing a new bed or harvesting from a 5 year old garden.
So I’m going to be filming these videos over the next few days and sending them to you as I go.
Indeed, vegetable gardening season has started for many of you and is just around the corner for many others, so I think the timing is right to give you some important tips for how to improve your garden this year.