QUESTION: When should I fertilize my garden? I'm afraid that I'm going to do it at the wrong time and ruin all my plants. ANSWER: When you fertilize your garden will depend upon what you’re growing. For edible crops you should amend your soil prior to planting. However, if … [Read more...]
How do I start composting?
QUESTION: How do I start composting? I was thinking about doing a pile instead of buying a bin. - Victoria C ANSWER: Composting is a great way to use a variety of scraps around your property while taking care of your garden. To begin, use a weed eater to clear the ground of … [Read more...]
Using Wood Ash in the Garden, the Correct Way
by Jennifer Poindexter Do you burn wood in or around your home? If so, you probably have a great deal of ash piling up in buckets from emptying fire pits, wood stoves, or fireplaces. Don’t let this resource go to waste. It can improve the quality of your garden soil, if … [Read more...]
Can You Use Flower Potting Soil for Vegetables?
QUESTION: I want to use some potting soil for flowers that I have left over from a previous project in my vegetable garden. Will the potting soil for flowers work OK on veggies? — Rhonda S. ANSWER: Your potting soil for flowers will work fine in the vegetable garden, … [Read more...]
Garden Myth: Compost tumblers make compost in two weeks
by Robert Pavlis Manufacturers of compost tumblers claim that you can make compost in two weeks. This sounds like a great idea. Instead of waiting months, you can have instant compost. A compost tumbler is some type of container that can be easily turned. It is usually made … [Read more...]
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