What color is your garden soil? Does it make a difference? Yes! Some of the factors that alter the color of soil include: Aeration. Saturation. Mineral content. Degree of weathering. Presence of organic matter and humus. All of these considerations are very important to the health of your garden plants. Dark Brown to Black Soils […]
Vermicomposting is the process of creating compost with earthworms. Finished vermicompost looks like quality soil but is rich in microbes.
The carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio is often considered to be of utmost importance in composting, particularly hot composting. If the C:N ratio is too high, the compost will break down extremely slowly. If the ratio is too low, the pile can produce a displeasing smell as excess nitrogen escapes into the atmosphere in the form of […]
Tired of tilling? It’s time to throw in the trowel and let soil microorganisms do the work.
How do plants beat the heat? Find out how your garden can stay productive this summer.
Winning the war on squash bugs is not easy—here are a few tips to help.
In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.
Organic gardeners have many good reasons to use mulch besides aesthetics. We’ll give you three.
Christmas is just around the corner! If you are looking for a few ideas to bring a smile to the face of that gardener in the family this year, allow us to make some recommendations. The Family Garden Journal. Our garden journal is a great way for a gardener to celebrate a year of growing […]
This onion disease guide offers a thorough and well-photographed look at the many problems that plague onions.