Chop and drop is a way to create good soil in your garden for growing vegetables. In our vegetable garden I use green manure to chop and drop. It is less work than making compost and when applied right, it can bring the same results. The way I use chop and drop is inspired on […]
How to Choose Organic Soil Supplements -the process of choosing organic soil supplements can be a little intimidating. Join me as I break it down to the why, what and how.
When your garden is working it’s hardest, that’s when we should be supporting it with all sorts of soil building goodness. We aren’t vegetable growers, we are soil builders. Read on for 3 ways to build soil health in the summer time.
If you are new to gardening, or if you’ve always just had a brown thumb, then you need to know about soil pH. Why? Don’t you just plant the seed, water it, and then wait for the seeds to sprout? In simple terms, yes. If you want to get more out of your garden though […]
Building a healthy, resilient garden begins with building great soil. Lasagna gardening, or sheet mulching is one great way to build soil without disturbing its layers. Homestead Honey shares her experience with her year-old lasagna garden, and shares tips for success.
Alfalfa, a perennial flowering legume, is mainly known as an animal feed. But I love it for its many uses in the garden. It can be used in any of its forms – fresh, hay, meal, pellets, tea, or as a cover crop. I never garden without it!