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 appears to have an important role in keeping pathogens in check. In particular, we know that aluminum helps prevent late blight in potatoes, and it appears […]
Biochar is basically charcoal produced with little or no oxygen and a temperature above 660 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Too many family ranches these days are supported by a spouse’s off-ranch income. But this book by Cody Holmes proves that it doesn’t have to be this way!
No matter what your country living interests are, you must have this book. This may seem like an exaggeration. Rest assured, it’s not.
Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture.
You don’t have to read many gardening books or websites to catch on that mulch is highly recommended for all gardens. But knowing that you ought to mulch your garden and deciding what to mulch it with are two different things. First off, it is important to recognize that everyone’s circumstances are unique. Factors that […]
For whatever reason, finding quality potting soil is very difficult anymore. Several years of use of this brand have yielded satisfactory results.
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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 […]