Tuesday, 23 of January of 2018

Organic Gardener Mallorca

Paradisiacal Mallorca

Organic gardening in harmony with mother nature and her many seasons might seem to be challenging at times but the rewards are indescribably exciting. Especially during the warm and dry midsummer months when we all rely on alternative sources to keep the garden well-watered as during the dry and hot summer months of 2016. We have to learn to see the beauty in observing one species withering away only to appear again after the autumn rains, or they might only spring to life again the following spring. We do have the two springs here which make the climate feel very tropical indeed. Naturally we can rely on microclimate, mulching and depending on where we live, irrigation to create the tropical kaleidoscope which we all seek after in the very rustic tone only the these Mediterranean weather patterns can provide.

The best thing about Mallorca is that right now palms of all the world and the A-Z in flowering perennials basically flourish here, Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender, Freesias, Cistus and Sweet Alyssum among others grow in the wild here! Gazanias, African Daisies and Dutch Iris also love the climate while summer bulbs such as Cannas, Agapanthus and Beard Iris will brighten up your day. All just sitting there waiting in the one of many garden centers scattered over the island. Not to mention all the many annual flowering varieties available in seed packs which will bath your garden in paradisiacal colors and fragrances all year long and employ a multitude of insects: Friendly wasps, bees, butterflies and brightly colored beetles which call for lizards and all kinds of birds to populate your garden and thus eliminating any need for chemicals.

A multitude of flowering shrubs climbers and trees such as Solandra maxima, sweet scented Oleander and so many varieties of Jasmine alone provides endless possibilities of beautiful combinations in the landscape you always dreamed of. Eastern Cape varieties of flowers are especially well adopted to coastal winds and are used to lots of rain during Winter.

When we talk organic vegetables, almost any produce you may see on shelf can be produced and harvested by your own hand including watermelon and all kinds of sweet melons to quench your thirst next to the pool. Not to mention herbs and seeds for the healthiest lifestyle you could imagine for you and your family.

Keeping in mind that it would take a couple of seasons to build up the soil as in some cases in the aftermath of chemical depletion and that we definitely need a generous amount of water as well.

If you prefer to sit back and observe all this happening for you, let an expert take on your garden for you! Pretty soon I shall be fully booked, so do not waste time. The earlier we start this time round the better!

Johan Eekhout

+34 644280073






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