Tips for a gardener

What are a beginner’s tools?

  • a lightweight shovel, a hoe, a metal rake

How do I design my plot?

  • beds should run from higher ground to lower ground.
  • raised beds: the width of the bed should be such that it is easy to reach the middle of the bed from either side.
  • leave generous paths in between beds to make gardening easier.

Plant mutually beneficial plants next to each other:

  • potatoes and beans/cabbage
  • carrots and beans/tomatoes/onions
  • tomatoes and lettuce/parsley/onions/bell peppers/spinach
  • lettuce and carrots/beetroot/onions/cabbages
  • cucumber and beans/onions/lettuce/garlic