Cold-frames and mini hoop-houses allow for season extension in the family garden, and they can be very simple to construct.
At a recent meeting of the Somerset Beekeepers, Gary Fish from the Maine Board of Pesticide Control explained that many nursery plants, and even some potting soils, are treated with harmful pesticides.
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!
Over the next month or two, I will be delving in and exploring some of the different gardening methods. This week I’m discussing traditional and organic gardening.