In my garden I use Permaculture principles, because it makes perfect sense to me.
There are 12 permaculture principles in total. In my garden design and when I garden I always have these principles in the forefront of my mind and as much as possible apply them.
You can do the same in your garden. So, let me explain to you the 12 principles starting with number 1
Observe & Interact
Take a close look at your site, grab a chair, a notebook and a pen and write down what you see. This give you a great opportunity to relax and connect with nature. Something most of us don’t often get a chance to do.
While you sit in your garden relaxed, connected with nature and taking nice deep breaths, I want you to observe the patterns you can see.
Where does the sun rise and set? Through which parts of your garden does the wind travel most, which area gets the most sun in winter and the most sun in summer? Are there areas that need wind protection, or protection from the harsh sun? What kind of wildlife lives in my yard. Are there bees?? Birds, butterflies, frogs? How can I attract wildlife if none are present? Do I look at a plant and call it a weed or do I look at plant and call it a medicinal herb? Which “medicinal herbs” are most prominent in your garden? Do some research on them and find out what they are and how you can use them.
What patterns do you observe in your garden? Do you have an edible garden?