I have been thinking a lot about water-efficient gardening as the drought marches on here in Central Texas. Wicking beds are popular in dry areas, but I wanted to see if I could make something completely free of plastic and all of the potentially hazardous chemicals that come with it. Bentonite clay seems to be […]
Fall is a great time of year to work in the garden. Why start now? Being prepared spreads the cost out, spreads the work load out over seasons, and your soil will be prepared and ready to plant when the time is right. Learn how to start gardening in raised beds and what do to […]
Crop rotation can completely change your garden! Healthier soil, healthier plants and less pests to fight. Find out how to implement crop rotation in your backyard homestead!
Square foot gardening is the name given to an intensive gardening method that employs specifically-sized raised gardening beds. The plots are a maximum of 4 feet wide by any chosen length, although 4×4, 4×6 and 4×8 tend to be the most popular choices. The growing area is sub-divided into a grid of one foot squares […]