Now that the summer swelter is starting to dissipate, everyone is once again focused on their yard and winter gardens. Just because it is getting cooler and the available daylight is in noticeable decline, doesn’t mean you can’t have a productive and nutrient dense garden. Now is the time to plant all of those healthy [...]
A lot of people tell me they want to grow healthy foods for themselves and their families, but don’t have any place they can dig up and start cultivating some yummies. If you don’t have a community garden in your vicinity or a neighbor allowing you to dig up some of their property, you can [...]
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For homesteaders and seasoned gardeners, this is the time of year when two dozen yard projects are going on simultaneously – but there never seems to be enough daylight hours to get everything done. One of the tasks that needs to be high in your priority list is soil management. To the natural and [...]
We cannot allow our waste to lay where it falls as it does in Nature, so we use “composting” to intentionally decompose waste into fertilizer for healthy soil.
Before you break ground on your garden, have your soil tested. Healthy plants depend on a healthy foundation from the start.
Whether it’s a cold (slow) compost pile you’re building, or hot (fast) pile, there are basic tools you’re going o need to do the job right.
Monitoring the temperature of a compost pile can help measure the effectiveness of your composting efforts. The hotter the pile, the faster the decomposition.
When it comes to asking for composting advice, avoid general inquires and concentrate instead on the specifics of your situation.