Gardens of Islam: Organic Farming

We recently participated in a course on organic ans sustainable farming to learn more about more traditional agriculture.

We learned that the seeds that are not treated with chemicals can be handled without gloves.  We learned that they start the seeds in vermiculite which is made from the mineral mica.  This matrix is ideal for sprouting the seeds before moving them to seed trays.

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Next the small plants are placed outside for hardening off which acclimated the plants to cool night air and direct sunlight.

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The plants are then planted directly into the ground.

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We then weeded and thinned out some of the extra sprouts.

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Then vegetables were harvested and washed.

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Last they were brought to market.

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Please share your ideas for sharing traditional and sustainable agriculture with children.

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