Category: Organic Plants

Organic plants,herbs and flowers

Organic Gardening- the natural no-dig way by Charles Dowding

This book is a superb introduction from Green Books to a tried and tested organic gardening technique perfected by Charles Dowding over 25 years of hands on experience. A highly productive vegetable garden that involves no digging, written by a man with no formal horticultural training, and organic to boot? You may be permitted a […]

Growing Organic Tomatoes

organic tomatoes

Nothing tastes quite like summer that a salad of freshly picked home grown organic tomatoes, sliced and sprinkled with basil and olive oil. A glass of chilled Corbieres Rose is a lovely companion, as are good friends to share them with. This is not intended to be a definitive guide to growing organic tomatoes, more […]

Orgasyl – Frayssinet Nutrition

Salvia Elegans shoots

Orgasyl from Frayssinet Nutrition is an organic plantation soil specifically designed for cuttings. Hormone rooting powder is forbidden in organic agriculture for a number of reasons, primarily it is made up of synthetic auxins, natural auxins are what plants produce to grow roots, it also often contains a fungicide to prevent ‘damping off’.. Some manufacturers […]

Salvia Elegans – Pineapple Sage

Salvia Elegans

Salvia Elegans, better known as Pineapple sage, is a simple plant to propagate. What is more it has a beautiful red late flower that here gives a great dash of red in the garden through late September and October. Salvia Elegans primary usage is in  teas and cocktails, it also tastes great sprinkled on top of a […]

THREE ORGANIC ALTERNATIVES TO HORMONE ROOTING POWDER

With Spring almost appearing its time to think about taking cuttings. Here at Montrouch we have a series of strong mother plants awaiting a hair cut, the Rosemary, Mint, Thyme are all looking suitably shaggy. The problem however is how to maximise the survival rate and to ensure strong growth. For chemical gardeners this isn’t […]

ORGANIC AND NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR SNAIL AND SLUG CONTROL

Snails and slugs are the bane of organic gardeners, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces and other tasty leaves can be destroyed in one night-and their is nothing more disheartening than seeing the heads of tray seedlings fall victim to the nocturnal slippery slimes. Without the use of expensive poisons there is no simple solutions, here are […]

ORGANIC GARDENING- THE NATURAL NO-DIG WAY BY CHARLES DOWDING

This book is a superb introduction from Green Books to a tried and tested organic gardening technique perfected by Charles Dowding over 25 years of hands on experience. A highly productive vegetable garden that involves no digging, written by a man with no formal horticultural training, and organic to boot? You may be permitted a […]

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