Learn how to turn fall leaves into garden soil to have your healthiest, most productive gardens ever — while reducing waste! Dead leaves are nature's fertilizer It’s never the wrong season to improve your garden
Note: We’ve recently updated this article to include the latest LED grow light technology in addition to common fluorescent shop lights which can also be used as grow lights. Since this article was originally written, the price of LED grow lights has decreased significantly, making them competitive with or in some cases even less expensive than fluorescent lighting.
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How to Get Your Kids to Enjoy Gardening: 9 Tips is a guest article written by Bethany Hayes. Bethany is a writer, suburban homesteader, and mother of three children.
Looking for ways to use lots of peppers from your summer garden? You’ve come to the right place!
As we’ve written about elsewhere, we’re big advocates of no-till organic gardening and farming methods. These methods minimize soil disturbance, meaning the vast ecosystems of life underneath your feet don’t get destroyed each season when you till. Instead, the soil ecosystem continues to develop and build.
What do mushrooms, Christopher Columbus, small pox, climate change, and your dinner all have in common? Read these five amazing soil facts to fin out! Ever notice how much organic farmers, permaculture practitioners, and agroecology
Learn why (and how) to leave the roots from your old garden plants in the ground to help feed your soil organisms, increase soil organic matter, and grow healthier plants! We’re fortunate enough to live in Greenville, SC, a place where we can grow food year round – with a little extra effort in the winter months. Each season offers different crops, and it’s nice being able to tell what month it is by what’s on our dinner plates. In addition to providing a steady stream of garden-fresh food for us, year round gardening means there are always living plants/roots in our garden beds which are providing a steady stream of food for soil organisms as well.
Learn how to use the adventitious roots on your tomatoes, tomatillos, and other garden plants for healthier seedlings and more productive adult plants. When you think about plant roots, you probably think about the branched network of underground plant material that a plant uses to slurp up water and nutrients. Those are referred to as a “primary root system.” However, some plants are also capable of producing other types of roots that don’t necessarily form underground – one of the most useful of these for the home gardener is “adventitious roots.”