Most gardeners probably already know the basic tenet of garden crop rotations: Do not plant the same vegetable in the same place two years in row. The reason we observe this tenet is threefold: To avoid building up diseases in the soil. To hopefully make conditions less than ideal for insect pests. To avoid depletingContinue reading “Garden Crop Rotations”
Soil type is a key piece of the farming equation, one that will affect many of your practices. Here are just the basics of sand, silt, clay, and loam.
Composting is probably one of the most familiar techniques of organic gardening. No wonder—it’s a great way to enrich the soil and make use of some of that garden debris that always collects as the season progresses. Composting just makes sense. However, deciding to make compost is one thing, and coming up with a compostContinue reading “How To Build a Two-Bin Composter”
It’s not too late to start planning for a winter crop. Nor is it too difficult. All you need to think about is what to plant, how to protect it, and when to plant it.
Don’t you just love old books that are still relevant today? Here’s one for the gardener of the family: Home Vegetable Gardening: A Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing For Home Use by F. F. Rockwell. This book is about a hundred years old, but isContinue reading “Free eBook: Home Vegetable Gardening”
Experts usually agree that soaker hoses can reduce the amount of water wasted in the garden. The question is, are they worth your money? The answer will vary.