Why can some people grow giant lush flowers and vegetables and others struggle to get the results they are looking for? We observe folks who spend a lot of time trying to grow things with moderate success and see others who don’t seem to even try very hard yet always seem to grow whatever they want to with ease. I have talked to people who tell me that they just don’t have a green thumb. No matter what they try, their garden always seems to turn out sub-par.
The secret is soil fertility. It’s not you, it’s your soil. Fertile soil provides the plants with everything they need, right when they need it. And fertile soil retains water. Did you know that left alone, soil fertility naturally increases? In fact if left alone, your backyard soil would increase in fertility year after year exponentially.
The key to raising soil fertility is to observe and mimic nature. We have to stop stripping our lawns and gardens of the things they need to get better. In this article we will discuss the main point of Permaculture and talk about ways to easily raise soil fertility in your typical standard suburban yard so that you can grow more food and flowers than you ever thought possible.