Plant veg­gies in flower beds

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - By JAMES WAT­SON

FOR most of us we buy our veg­gies - have you thought of putting in some veg­gies in your flower beds?

You just need to buy a pun­net from the su­per­mar­ket, then plant.

You will be sur­prised that in no time you will be able to eat - toma­toes, let­tuces, radishes, just to men­tion a few.

There are nu­mer­ous herbs you can choose from but basil, pars­ley and mint are a safe bet.

Have you thought putting in a le­mon tree in the gar­den bed? It doesn’t take up much room to start with and as it grows you give room to ex­pand.

The list of shrubs is enor­mous so visit a nurs­ery and dis­cuss your ideas with them.

Like the food and nour­ish­ment we give our bod­ies, The earth needs a dif­fer­ent kind of nour­ish­ment.

A few items worth us­ing on your soil are or­ganic com­post, mulch, fer­tilis­ers, ma­nures and worm juice.

That might be a lot to think about but the first step is to buy that pun­net of toma­toes.

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