Jamaican Urban Organic Farming #5: Gardening Goals

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Gardening Goals

My Urban Organic Gardening Journey

It is good to start small. Many people never think to start their own gardens or grow their own food because they think that is not possible with the space that they have. I am here to tell you that is not true. Even if all you have is your kitchen shelf, with some sunshine streaming in from the window, you can try growing your scallions, lettuce and such in water. Right by the window!

Give it a shot, I did!

Using water in this container to grow my scallions and onions

Using water in this container to grow my scallions and onions

Now, I am keeping my focus to have a bigger, brighter and blossoming garden by following other gardeners who have achieved this. Likewise, so should you.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Gardening Goals

This is where I am coming from, where I am and where I wan to take my garden.

Get a picture of where you want to be and keep your sights set.

Lata.

 

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Jamaican Urban Organic Farming #8: Getting Rid Of The Grass

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour
Got rid of the grass which was robbing all the nutrients in the soil and laid down a little sawdust. Great contrast.

Getting Rid Of The Grass

It’s been a long, good, tiring day of gardening. Finally cut away the grass from the section with the #flowers. The grass was super healthy and green and my plants were dying or suffering. This was an important lesson. Flowers and grass, don’t always mix.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Getting Rid Of The Grass

Finally cut away the #grass from the section with the #flowers.

This amatuer gardener is certainly learning alot. I added a thin layer of sawdust, as you can see in the bottom image. It really brought out the green plants.

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Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

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Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming #7: The Buds Of My Labour

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour
Believe he looks better than his other mates that he came with.

Stress can take up our focus and concentration in our daily lives. One of the best ways to destress is through gardening. I highly recommend it. If you have high blood pressure and other stress related illnesses, this is great therapy.

Enjoy the fruits …or rather buds and blossoms of my labour.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour

Pink blossom from the coleus plant.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour

The bees laid this one done themselves,

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour

This little guy has been taking its own sweet time.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

This weekend, my neighbor and I exchanged flowers

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour

Looking much better than before. My pruning strategy really worked.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour

Finally my weary prune-sters are looking much better.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour

Got rid of the grass which was robbing all the nutrients in the soil and laid down a little sawdust. Great contrast.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: The Buds Of My Labour

Believe he looks better than his other mates that he came with.

*****

Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

Follow her on: social-media2

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming #6: Change Your Horizon

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers
My plants catching the sunshine this morning.

Change what is on your horizon and grow something.

I have found that having flowers surround me on every side, or the first thing I see when I open the door, relaxes me. I can play guess which colour bloom is out today and life is much simpler.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

This coleus just joined the family.

Planting flowers is a great and simple way to do your part in protecting the environment. If you have plastic bottles, even soda bottles, you can recycle these to use as starter containers for your little urban organic garden.

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Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

Follow her on: social-media2

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming #4: The Portulaca Repeated Bloom

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers
I love watching this portulaca plant open its bloom every morning. Quite relaxing.

Portulaca Repeated Morning Bloom

I watched this little guy open up this morning. It is quite a treat to watch nature unfold and it has me thinking even. How does it know when to open and close its bloom? What intelligence does it have?

It was a great idea to invest in this portulaca plant because certainly, it has already paid for itself.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

I love watching this portulaca plant open its bloom every morning. Quite relaxing.

I have other small pots that blossom a lovely pink and orange.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

White and Pink .. and the orange bloom from the portulaca plant.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

Orange bloom from the portulaca plant.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

Pink bloom from the portulaca plant.

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Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

Follow her on: social-media2

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming #3: Growing Garlic Video – Week 3

2016090Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Planting garlics
Here you can see my garlic in a container and the scallions transplanted.

Finally, my garlics have made their presence known. Its been a few weeks but once they popped through the soil, they took no time to shot up. The garlics are in the containers and the scallions are transplanted in the ground.

Growing Garlic in My Urban Organic Garden – Week 3

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Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

Follow her on: social-media2

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming #2: Small Crops

2016090Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Planting Pumpkins
My pumkins are the unruly fellows in my garden. I have to keep a close watch because they can get out of hand.

Bitten By The Organic Farming Bug

I started a new hobby recently, urban organic farming. There was this urge to add flowering plants to my yard, along with the palms that I had planted over two years before. Now, I have not only added the usual garden plants, but some small crops as well. I am starting off with containers of any kind, while I am preparing my garden space.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Crops

Container gardening is a better alternative for people with little to no yard space.

Flowering Plants

As you can see, I have a few varieties in my garden, but my yard space was just looking too green, it needed some colour.

 

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

I love watching this portulaca plant open its bloom every morning. Quite relaxing.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

This leaf of life type plant has been holing up since July in my garden.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

Keeping them mostly in the shade, because we are experiencing high temperatures in Jamaica and I don’t wanna kill em off.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

I got this coleus from Hi Pro. I have sensed used the pruned sections to start some baby plants.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

It took about three weeks for these plants to act they are in the land of the living. They were pruned from bigger shots and what a shock it was for them.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

It took about three weeks for these plants to act they are in the land of the living. They were pruned from bigger shots and what a shock it was for them.

Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Small Flowers

I have to attribute these guys to the bees…pollinated from my neighbors garden. They just sprung up in my garden.

As you can see these plants seemed to handle the sun and tropical climate really well, but I wanted to do more in my urban organic farm.

Organic Farming

I have decided to plant only that which I eat. This includes: pepper, scallion, garlic, pumpkin, melon, onion and thyme. While some are self sufficient, others require my constant attention and rescue.

2016090Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Planting scallions

Here you can see my the scallions before they were transplanted.

2016090Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Planting Pumpkins

My pumkins are the unruly fellows in my garden. I have to keep a close watch because they can get out of hand.

2016090Jamaican Urban Organic Farming: Planting garlics

Here you can see my garlic in a container and the scallions transplanted.

Urban Farming

There is no excuse not to plant your own foods and practice urban organic farming. Even if you live in a small apartment, so long as you have a window, sunlight, water and a small container you can plant and produce basic season in for your meat and vegetables as well.

So come back often, because I will be providing updates of my Jamaican Urban Organic Farming experience.

Lata.

*****

Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

Follow her on: social-media2

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal