Garden Soil Amendments It is the season of gratefulness. We have gathered in our harvests and are putting away the garden for winter's long sleep. We are thankful. But what about the garden? What will replenish its fertility and wellbeing for … [Read more...] about Things Your Garden Will Thank You For
Healthy Soil for Healthy Plants
If your dirt is less than ideal, don't despair. Learn to add good things to it to improve its tilth and nutrient value. Included are many methods, but composting is one of the best known.
Learn how to grow plants well by starting with the ground they grow in.
I came across an interesting video that combines some thoughts I've attached to over the years. It inspires me to get some local rock dust from the gravel pits around here- we are a glaciated region. Well, I'm not considering becoming vegetarian … [Read more...] about Rock Dust
Science discovers one reason we find solace in the garden clipped from tomatoes4health.blogspot.comGetting dirty may lift your MoodBacteria found in the soil activated a group of neurons that produce the brain chemical serotoninTreatment of mice with … [Read more...] about Garden Therapy
In all this talk about raising urban chickens and growing organically in city allotment plots... it was bound to raise the topic of manure. After all, it is no secret that this is a big part of life (albeit not spoken of in polite company;), and … [Read more...] about Here’s the Poop on Manure
All those chores and garden ideas I accumulated during the winter are now in process of becoming accomplishments. Yesterday I put in a good hard days work, taught my kids some things and put them to work practicing horticultural skills. The garden is … [Read more...] about Satisfaction of a Hard Day’s Work
i have been making my soil since 1983, here in the piedmont region of georgia. i have tried and often used many ways to add organic nutrition to my soil, without the longterm time-frame in waiting on cover cropping. whatever the size of your garden, … [Read more...] about dirt#2- McAdditives
i am a longtime transplant into georgia upper-southern soil. gardening in the deeprich topsoil of ohio has been GREATLY missed, but over the years i have managed torecreate some version of that chocolate-cake dirt here in my gardens. the image … [Read more...] about making dirt #1: green manure
The Hunky Gardener gives a lesson in humus. He's not just a pretty face.... … [Read more...] about Humus Equation
This page has moved. It can be found @ Ilona's Garden: 5 Tips To Improve Clay Soil, along with other informative posts on soil improvement. But if you want only one really important tip for working with clay soil, it is this: Don't work (dig, … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Improve Clay Soil
That is "sixties-speak" for whether or not you like the soil handed to you in your garden... do you bloom where you are planted? Here in Central Ohio I have gardened on clay types of soils. Presently my garden soil is composed of a dark clay loam … [Read more...] about Do You Dig Your Soil?