It is not easy to grow in dense soil but this list of plants for clay soil will give you a fighting chance. There are flowering perennials, shrubs, climbers, and trees that all enjoy or tolerate hard … [Read more...]
Soil is it! It's the most important and precious resource in the garden. Those top 6 to 8-inches of soil will make or break a garden, and, our entire agricultural system.
Keep it organic and handle with care.
We continually renew our soil by adding decayed plants as compost. Use those food scraps and plant cuttings for the greater good.
These soil mix recipes are from the new book, Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World (2nd Edition), by Thomas Fox. Find out how to make homemade … [Read more...]
Are coffee grounds a good fertilizer for the garden? Do they have other plant-boosting properties? Do they repel insects or change the pH of the soil? Let's look at the facts and find out how to use … [Read more...]
Are banana peels good fertilizer for plants? If you have seen the advice to use banana peels in the garden either as a liquid feed or in the soil, find out if they really are growth-boosting … [Read more...]