Compost for Your New Veggie Garden

Wow, we finally hit Day 10 of Garden Tribe's Vegetable Garden Boot Camp. Yay! Subject of today's post--COMPOST. It almost doesn't matter where you're getting your information, it's likely you'll find this is one of the top recommendations for any garden, vegetable or otherwise: Use Compost! As I said in the post on Understanding Soil, … Continue reading Compost for Your New Veggie Garden

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Vegetable Garden: Understanding Soil

Day 9 of Garden Tribes' Boot Camp for novice gardens. Today it's all about soil--what it is, what it isn't, and how you make it work for you and your harvest. Before going any further you should know that if you are in a newly constructed house, the "material" surrounding the house may bear little resemblance to soil. … Continue reading Vegetable Garden: Understanding Soil

A Primer On Soil Characteristics–Part 1

What's your soil like? Here are some of the possibilities: Clay-ish: rich in nutrients, but very fine particles, so it clumps together so much that there's no air spaces between particles. Doesn't drain very well. Sandy-ish: almost no nutrients, but very large particles, so drains very well. So well in fact it's hard to keep … Continue reading A Primer On Soil Characteristics–Part 1