Are your soil conditions lacking? Or are you short on land for planting a garden? Straw bale gardening just might be the solution to your gardening challenges.
An important part of building healthy soil is knowing what’s down there in the dirt. Let’s take a look at what soil is (and how we should treat it).
Permaculture gardening involves building healthy soil from what’s already available. Here’s how to build a good growing medium for annuals or perennials.
Chickens devour most any plant life, which is usually not good for growing. But setting them loose in your fall garden can help you winterize it.
With an autumnal chill sneaking into the air, it’s time for cool-weather planting and chores that will give your garden a head start next spring.
Learning the history of small-scale organic farming can help you better understand and improve growing practices. These books are ideal starting points.
Covering your soil at the end of the growing season is an important step in keeping it healthy throughout the winter so it’s ready for spring.
Visiting Maine, I learn that beaver dams, composting and persevering plants work far quicker to make soil in rocky areas than weathering and erosion.