By Erin Marissa Russell Want to know how to improve soil drainage in your garden? One thing you’ll see on the care instructions for almost any plant is good drainage. Let’s take a look at why soil drainage is important and how to test your soil’s drainage as well as some ways … [Read more...]
How can I keep my vegetable garden watered on vacation without help?
QUESTION: How can I keep my vegetable garden watered on vacation without help? None of my neighbors are available and my family lives pretty far away. I don't want my garden to die! - Ronnie A ANSWER: This is a common question among gardeners and something I’ve had years of … [Read more...]
What can I do about waterlogged areas of my vegetable garden?
QUESTION: What can I do about waterlogged areas of my vegetable garden? The best spot in my back yard that gets the most direct sunlight also happens to not have very good drainage, so I'd like to fix that. - Agnes G ANSWER: If you have waterlogged areas in your garden, the … [Read more...]
Does lettuce need lots of water?
QUESTION: Does lettuce need lots of water? I'm wondering how often I should water if I grow it. - Isabella Q ANSWER: Yes, lettuce needs quite a bit of water. As you plant seeds, you must start by watering lightly. This will ensure that the seeds aren’t flooded and are … [Read more...]