We know plants don't have ears, so how can playing music for plants help them grow? It's all about the vibration. We'll share what music works best for plant growth based on studies and experiments in our own garden.
Organic fertilizer comes from a wide variety of sources – animals, plants and minerals. Some natural fertilizers may be available for free, like compost and manure. Others are readily available online or at your local garden center, like liquid kelp. The use of organic fertilizer is not a substitute for good gardening practices. That said, a little of the right fertilizer at the right time can head off pest and disease problems. This means less work for the gardener and a better harvest. In the post, I'll cover some of my favorite organic fertilizers and how to use them. [Read more…] about Organic Fertilizer – Feed Your Plants, Soil and Microbes
My seed catalogs have started arriving, and the unusually warm weather and new greenhouse have me thinking about next year's gardening season. Since I suspect I'm not the only one ogling the seed varieties and dreaming of gardens to come, I thought I'd put together a list of some of the best garden tools and supplies that I've used, as well as some that are on my wishlist for the coming year.
A good tool is like a good friend – they make a job a lot easier, and they won't break under pressure. Cutting and digging tools that hold an edge, organizers that keep your tools handy when you need them – all of these will save you time and aggravation, making gardening a much more pleasant activity. [Read more…] about The Best Garden Tools Help Make Gardening Easier