Everybody loves a clean, weed free garden, full of beautiful neat rows of vegetables, right? Me too. But cover crops are none of those things! Nature hates bare dirt and will do all it can to cover it – be it grow weeds or mulch it with the tree’s own leaves. Bare dirt dries out, […]
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 […]
Many people hear about the ecological benefits of the no-till garden and want to give it a try. They figure that without the tilling, they will surely save time and have less work to do. While this can be true in the long term, transitioning to a successful no-till garden will require replacing the tilling […]
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.
For beginner gardeners, garden soil terminology can be confusing. What’s the difference between dirt, soil, and loam? And what’s an amendment anyway?
Are you familiar with daikon radish? This exotic radish from Asia is a powerhouse in the garden. It can improve your soil, protect other plants, and more! Read on to find out all of the practical uses this plant has in the garden.