This is an easy way to measure the amounts of sand, silt, and clay in your garden soil. It's not life-changing or rocket science but it will help you understand the composition of your soil and just … [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.
Healthy soil is essential for a healthy, happy garden. We use common words like soil, compost, organic, and humus to mean different things, so I prepared this visual guide to keep it simple for new … [Read more...]
Yes, many gardeners make these mistakes. We're sharing them here so you can avoid them. Great way to save yourself some gardening angst. For more, see all of the growing tips … [Read more...]
This DIY project could be a yard waste bin or a compost bin, depending on whether you have an issue with critters or not. Either way, if you like working with hardware cloth, it's a good starting … [Read more...]