Field Guide to Urban Gardening

Field Guide to Urban Gardening

In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter.



Course Description

Propagation is about making more plants. Propagation is crucial to the nursery industry, and therefore to the whole garden and landscape business. There are many different ways to propagate plants. Different methods are used for different species – which method you use depends very much on the form of the plant, its lifecycle and its own natural ways of increasing itself. A method that might work well with one species may not work at all with another. With some plants, several different methods might work, but one may be more popular because it is easier to do on a large scale, gives quicker results, or may be cheaper. Different methods of propagation may also give different outcomes, in terms of plant size or vigour, so there may be very good reasons as to why one method might be chosen rather than another.

COURSE INFO: Learning with Experts

Korean natural farming

EDITOR’S QUOTE: Collecting indigenous microorganisms (IMOs) is central to Korean Natural Farming. KNF is not a practice like, say biodynamics, where you are able to purchase all the requisite preparations and simply add them to your land in lieu of making your own. That would defeat the purpose of KNF. The objective lies in that word indigenous — you want microbes that already thrive in your microclimate. This requires, however, a bit of process.

SOURCE: Growing for Market