July 2019 – June 2020 Planting Calendar & Garden Guide

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This is the Winter edition of the Planting Calendar, an A3 full colour wall calendar, that folds up as an A4. Accompanied by the A5 Garden Guide booklet, filled with helpful advice from experienced and passionate gardeners. Featuring a directory of local resources. Find out more about these publications [HERE]

Garden Guide Contents

Editors’ introduction
What is organic gardening – Harry Goemans
Basis of lunar gardening
Moon phase activity guide
How to start a flower or vegetable garden – Lollies Garden
– While building an ecosystem
– Choosing the right location
– Choosing the type of flower / vegetable bed
– Raised bed
– Pots
– Planting directly in the soil
– Bed preparation
– Everyone needs a compost heap
– Selecting your plants
– Extra tips to aid growth
A new paradigm for city structures – Urban Farmer
– Health and nutrition
– Learning opportunity
– Feeding schemes
– Innovative techniques
– Reduce carbon emissions
– Sense of community
– A call for introducing Agrihoods in city planning

Save our country from drought
– Transpiration
7 ways to save water in your garden – Hecker Nursery
– Add mulch to your garden
– Employ Hydro-zoning
– Plant water-wise plants
– Check taps and tools
– Know when to water
– Know how to water
– Improve soil quality

Grey water harvesting – Water Rhapsody
– What is grey water
– Rules of grey water
Rainwater harvesting FAQ
– What sort of roof will maximise rainwater harvesting
– How to pressurise rainwater for household use

Graphic Directory
– Gratitude to our Planting Calendar suppliers
– Hydroponic.co.za – Autopot
– InDorSun – LED Grow Lighting
– Eco Tunnels – Accessories and solutions
– Yolo Compost Tumbler
– Bee Ware – Harnessing Nature’s Biodiversity
– Urban Farmer – Edible Gardens
– Hemp – Mushrooms – Plants – Rerooted Earth
– Daisy Fresh Hydroponics
Hydroponics – Daisy Fresh
– How hydroponics works
– Advantages to growing hydroponically
Introduction to Urban Agriculture – Happy Holdings
– The purpose of Urban Agriculture
– The current problem
– The role of hydroponics
– Urban farming
– Vertical growing
– Benefits of urban farming
– Conclusion – References

Organic DIY Remedies – Harry Goemans
– Getting rid of pests, the organic way
– Soft-bodied insects (mites, aphids, mealy bugs)
– Mites and other insects
– Fungal diseases
– Powdery mildew
– Insects and fungal diseases
– Insects on fruit trees
Home remedies and herbal fertiliser

Mulch mulch more – Hecker Nursery
– Benefits of mulch
– Different types of mulches
– Organic mulch
– Inorganic mulch
– Living mulches
– How much to apply

Hemp regeneration – Rerooted Earth

Planting harvest guide
Companion planting
Regional planting chart
National Nurseries and Wholesalers directory

These pages are best welcomed with abundantly open minds and hearts, ready to get our hands in the soil and absorb the nourishment nature has to offer. Get in touch and stay in tune!

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