Tired of pests? Here are five tips for knocking ‘em back without resorting to pesticides and toxic chemicals.
Suggestions for getting the most use of your cold frame all year long.
Making great sunshine tea is easy if you follow a few simple guidelines for contents, quantities, and water.
Building community through sharing work and food.
Ways to fertilize organically without breaking the bank.
A first look at the newest vegetable crops in the garden before the CSA harvests begin.
About five years ago I started experimenting with biochar. I collected charcoal from my wood stove, crushed it in a tough plastic bag with the car and charged it by soaking it in compost tea.
My favorite graft for these tree makeovers is known as a bark graft and the time to do it is just as leaves are beginning to poke out of recently dormant stems and the bark easily separates from the wood. Which is now, early May, here in New York’s Hudson Valley. Ideally, foot-long scions of one-year-old wood (last years growth) have been gathered a few weeks previous and have been kept dormant with refrigeration.
As I go along, I pull out pebbles occasionally, but only one large stone. Time and time again, however, my hands pry free the remnants of bricks. As late afternoon turns to early evening and my work for the day is nearing completion, a collection of the ruddy-colored artifacts is stacked to one side. The sight of them calls up something nostalgic in me, broken bits suggesting a history that is largely lost.
How to measure tomato seedlings for success before planting into your garden.
As tropical plants go, pineapples are one of the easiest to grow.