Soil testing is helpful for new or existing yards or gardens. In this article, we'll explain five simple soil test options for home gardeners.
I get quite a few new gardeners ask me, “When should I start seeds?” It really depends on where you are and what you are planning to grow. Thankfully, most seed companies will label the packets with basic growing information, but seed starting charts can help keep your gardening a little more organized. In this article, I'll share charts that show when to plant vegetables inside and out, fall and spring, plus organization strategies and tips for happier transplants.
Self watering planters make growing any potted plant easier. In this post, we'll explain how they work and answer some common questions. We'll also show you how to make them, and share tips for using the planters. Don't have time to make your own? We also list some popular ready made planter options. Let's get started!
Planting potatoes in potato towers with straw and soil is an excellent alternative growing option to avoid having to dig up your potatoes (and risk injuring the potatoes in the process). This modified raised bed method also helps to save garden space, making it a great choice for small gardens.
I read a permaculture article that said slug issues in the garden weren't due to too many slugs, but to a lack of ducks. That's what triggered the purchase of the Duck Patrol. Some of you know our duckies from other posts or their Instagram feed. In this article, we'll talk specifically about using duck pest control in the garden. We'll share why we chose the breed that we did, how to train your ducks, and tips for managing your pest control crew.