Growing Biointensive

Tips for Growing BiointensiveWeathertop Nursery

  • Deep soil preparation for good structure
  • Close spacing to conserve water
  • Composting to build fertile soil
  • Record – Keeping so you know what works

For more information about the GROW BIOINTENSIVE methods please visit www.growbiointensive.org. Help contribute to the well-being of the planet by Growing Biointensive. We hope that these tips will assist you in planning and managing your garden throughout the year and in the future.

Using the monthly tips we've provided

The more you garden, the more you’ll find that it’s fun, exciting and a good practice to plan 3-6 months ahead. This sort of foresight can make your life easier, your harvests more successful and your plants happier. For example, most people, when the weather starts to cool, begin to think of planting cabbage. However, in fact, cabbage should be started in flats in the middle of June and July to be ready for transplanting from August through mid-September.

Planning and recording-keeping are important tools for a successful garden from year to year, and things that you write down now could help you to a better harvest next year. As we garden and learn from garden guides, friends and farm advisors, we often get so excited that we want to immediately incorporate all of our new seed varieties, innovations, and efficiencies; however, it’s not always possible, or prudent to try all the new approaches at once.

So, if you think of something you’d like to try, but want to save for later, jot it down on your calendar and you’ll know just what to do, and when. Remember planning is everything!

Northern California has many micro–climates and some suggestion or hints noted on this site are general guidelines chosen to work most easily for the majority of gardeners in the area. Check with your neighbors and use your own experience with you area to determine the best dates for your garden. Let us know your results so that we can improve these tips by submitting them through our contact page.