4 Gardening Tips from Conservationists | Fire Island

4 Gardening Tips from Conservationists | Fire Island

Well, Lockdown, CORONA-VIRUS and a worldwide pandemic has got everyone feeling on edge – and rightly so.

While we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, the only constant for now is our surrounding environment. At Fire Island Conservation, we take pride in giving back to nature – but while we’re under lockdown, we’re turning our focus to our own garden.

Garden Tip 1
Plant something you can eat

Yes, flowers are beautiful and are helpful to insects but plants you can eat have flowers too. As we’re in the dark about the future of food security, having access to fresh vegetables and other produce is the best way forward.

Be sure to check out planting and harvesting seasons of seeds, before you put in all the work.

We have planted spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumber, pumpkins, squash, onions, beetroot and an assortment of herbs- which will be a real treat for the kitchen.

Garden Tip 2
Plant Grass and hedges to help with Erosion