You don’t have to be a commercial farmer with 100 acres to reap the benefits of crop rotation. Actually it is even MORE critical for garden success for the small scale backyard farmer to rotate crops! What is crop rotation? Crop rotation is a centuries old practice, and a way to ensure many years of […]
Gardening requires more that just taking care of plants once they are in the ground. To garden well and have a productive crop, you must also take care of the soil. I’ve listed three things that you can do in the fall that will prepare your garden for the spring planting.
Testing your garden soil is an important first step to having a successful garden each year. Yet it is a step that many gardeners skip out on. Let me show you how easy, fast, and inexpensive testing your soil health can be to help you get your best garden ever!
When you first began gardening, do you remember that moment that you noticed your very first tiny green sprout? I recall a feeling of pure joy. For me, it was a package of pole beans that I had planted a few days earlier. I was proud, excited and hopeful all at the same time. As […]
Did you know that plants require proper nutrition to thrive just like humans do? In this post I will walk you through the basics of plant nutrition. I will also give you some tips about how to spot nutrient deficiencies and why they matter.
Whether you are a beginner or seasoned gardener, garlic needs to find a place in your yard! Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow, stores wonderfully all winter long, and is so versatile in the kitchen you can never have too much! Garlic is an easy addition to your garden. It takes up […]