Because plants contain so much nitrogen, it is little wonder that they require ample amounts. Without it, plants simply cannot grow.
The primary goal of organic no-till is essentially the same as that of conventional no-till—to protect soil from erosion.
Aluminum toxicity in corn; note how the two center rows appear pale and stunted relative to the row on the right. Photo courtesy of USDA ARS. Most people probably don’t think of aluminum as a key nutrient for field, garden, or orchard crops, and indeed scientists don’t consider it essential for plant growth. Nevertheless, it…… Continue reading Aluminum in Plants
Ready for 25 more skills to build on the ones you mastered previously? This set is more advanced than the first, so take your time.
An easy-to-use way to choose the right cover crop for your unique growing conditions!
Cornell University has put together an excellent online guide called “Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers” (update—now “Cover Crop Guide for NY Growers”). While the information is tailored to conditions in New York, this site is still an excellent resource for Kansas country families. Some useful general information comes first: Reasons to consider planting a cover…… Continue reading Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers
Preventing and dealing with hardpan doesn’t have to be complicated.
Fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants—it’s all here, along with a diverse array of natural gardening tips and techniques.