For a quick idea of your soil composition and necessary amendments, try this easy, at-home test of your three basic soil elements.
The number and types of worms present in your garden over time can tell you a lot about your soil. Here’s how you can start taking worm counts.
Innisfree Hotels/Flickr In their book, The Hidden Half of Nature, authors David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé show just how intertwined the health of our gardens is with the microbial world. Here are some of their tips for taking care of the beneficial microbes in your garden soil. 1. Cover Up Bare Soil Helpful microbes […]
Just because the weather is getting cool doesn’t mean your gardening chores are finished. Don’t miss this important step in maintaining garden health.
Cover cropping is a strategy used by many growers, both large- and small-scale, to improve the soil without the use of chemicals. Cover crops offer your garden many benefits, ranging from reduced erosion and compaction to increased fertility and soil organic matter, and different types of cover crops serve different purposes: Legumes, for example, boost […]