How to make reusable wood flats (seed trays) for seedlings, and use them to grow sturdy vegetable starts to transplant into your garden. This is a way to avoid contributing to the problem of agricultural plastic trash and be self-reliant in gardening equipment. You can also grow stronger plants by giving them a larger compost volume than plug flats or cell packs provide.
The next time you sigh with regret at seeing your fresh produce has gone too far to consume, think outside the box. Can it be planted instead of composted? If so, go ahead. Plant Your Compost!
Planting perennial food near native oaks is possible with the right plants and methods.
One of the questions I get asked frequently is what herbs would I recommend for a small medicinal herb garden or for someone just starting out so they don’t get overwhelmed. So that’s what I’m going to cover today.
If you use a wood chipper around your property, then you know what powerful machines they are. For cleaning up brush piles and making valuable wood chip mulch, using a wood chipper is often the easiest and most effective method. But with great power comes great responsibility.
Cover crops are great for building organic matter in your soil, providing habitat for beneficial insects, and for use as mulch or compost material. However, if they have not been part of your garden plan before, you probably have questions about how to fit them in, particularly if you don’t have a tiller. Here you will find some answers to those questions, including managing them with hand tools.
We provide some information on what you can do with those unused hay bales.
Signs of spring chase away winter doldrums and remind me vegetable garden planning requires thought to prevent recurring diseases like tomato blight..