Some of my earliest memories are of my family’s garden and working along side my mother in that HALF ACRE GARDEN!!! The rows of green beans and corn seemed to go on forever when it came to weeding and harvesting. The conversations that I listened in on while I helped my mom and aunts snap […]
Ask any gardener and they will tell you the same thing – soil is THE most important part of your garden. It is the key to your success. Find out what’s best to put in yours here…
Are you dealing with soil that is high in clay or sand? Most gardeners need to amend soil to improve it, and here are some of my favorite organic soil amendments that can help.
Many people use the bag gardening method as their first attempt at gardening, in areas where the soil cannot be worked, or even in places where there is no soil at all. But what exactly is the bag gardening method and is it really as quick, cheap and easy as it is made out to […]
The best DIY soil mix recipe has been a long time in the making. This DIY soil mix isn’t just something I threw together on a whim and hoped it worked; I spent a lot of tireless hours researching this! I’ve been using a combination of Mel’s Mix and potting soil on our little homesteading; […]
I started a series on soil testing back here, in which I explained a few simple tests to work out the clay/silt/sand content of soil and the pH. I was always going to come back and explain dispersion, but the truth was, I didn’t really know WHY dispersion was important at that time. I have […]