Understanding soil texture can seem like a big science project. This couldn’t be farther from the truth though. Determining soil texture is very simple and I’ve broken it down step-by-step for you in this soil texture guide. Don’t be intimidated by the soil texture triangle. Instead, learn how to determine soil texture at home so […]
Gardening requires more that just taking care of plants once they are in the ground. To garden well and have a productive crop, you must also take care of the soil. I’ve listed three things that you can do in the fall that will prepare your garden for the spring planting.
There are several things that you can do to your garden soil in the fall. I recommend doing these three things in the fall to prepare your garden for the best possible garden. Don’t pack your garden gloves away yet. Read on to see what you can be doing with your garden soil in the […]
Life in the Mojave Desert is a challenge in just about all ways. There’s little water available, barely any rainfall, and it’s an extreme, savage environment whether you are down on the valley floor or up higher, like we are. Really, people are just not meant to be here. I’ve heard more than one person […]
A cover crop is a crop planted in a garden bed to protect the soil from erosion, control weeds, loosen soil, improve the soil by adding organic matter and depending on the cover crop it may be used to increase the nitrogen in the soil. Most garden beds can greatly benefit from the use of […]
Many of us inherit gardens and yards that consist of lifeless or hardpan soil unfit for growing edibles. Good quality soil is essential for an abundant garden and reducing the incidence of pests. While there are many ways to improve soil quality for the purpose of growing food, these are the seven methods that have […]