The Lazy Lady's Low Maintenance Garden

They might sound like extra work, but crop rotation, companion planting, fertilizing, and cooperation with birds and insects are the way to go for a low maintenance garden.



068 low maintenance garden - cauliflower
Contrary to what lot of folks think, cauliflower is not difficult to grow. It bears earlier than other members of the cabbage family and is a good choice for a low maintenance garden.
PHOTO: PAT CRAVENER
068 low maintenance garden - roaming chicken
Once your vegetables are past the sprouting stage, chickens that roam free are among the best allies an organic gardener can have.
PAT CRAVENER
068 low maintenance garden - robin
Robins can grow fat on garden pests.
PAT CRAVENER
068 low maintenancer garden - summer squash
Summer squash will produce so heavily that you'll have enough to fill your own needs and to give to your friends and neighbors.
PAT CRAVENER
068 low maintenance garden - toad
A sleepy toad waits for unwary prey.
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