This reader's family taught him some handy tips for gardening.
I love the earth and working with it. Here are some tidbits passed down from — family. My grandfather drove a nail into the ground near his apple trees. He said this gave them needed iron.
My grandmother saved her wood ashes in a pile in the corner of the yard. In spring we would haul the ashes to the garden in a wheelbarrow; then my grandfather plowed them into the soil. They had a wonderful garden.
My uncle taught me to never kill a black snake in or near the garden. He said they catch mice and rats.