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 […]
When I first started gardening I figured I was a total fail at it. Everything I planted DIED. Even blackberry plants! Turns out there was a lot I didn’t know about gardening. There’s a little more to it than just sticking plants into the ground and blasting the hose at them occasionally. (Yeah, just a […]
The mornings have gotten frosty and we may be only weeks away from the first snow, so we have finally put our gardens to bed. The first step is simply to remove the gone-by plants from summertime, but after that there is a lot more which you can do to ensure that next year’s growing […]
The more you spend time gardening or farming, the more you start to think about soil, and improving your soil and growing more plants. Here’s a few things that I think you should know about your soil to get you started, based on my experience here at Eight Acres.
You don’t want to use just any soil to start seeds but you also don’t have to buy those special (expensive) seed starting mixes. Learn how I use the soil I already have to start seeds.
In the two years now of farming, I have come across many tips and ideas that have worked for me. I would like to share them with you.