VEGGIE GUYS VS. FLOWER GUYS

VEGGIE GUYS VS. FLOWER GUYS

I’ve notice that folks who grow flowers feed their soil more than the vegetable growers. I don’t think flower growers are smarter, it’s just an accident of beauty.

Mulch surrounding those flowers add to the beauty.

Most veggie gardens have exposed bare soil (NOT GOOD).

Most flower gardens are covered in some kind of mulch.

Worms and microbes (important to the health of your soil) love mulch.

And the flowering plants often seem to be healthier that plants over in the exposed, veggie garden.

My advice to veggie growers: imitate the forest floor… it’s covered with stuff. No exposed soil.

TWO EXAMPLES…

My mom’s flower garden

Making a Heirloom Organic Vegetable Garden Start To Finish 2011

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