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 →

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 →

Deomonstrating soil quality

Soil that sticks together nicely, but breaks up with just a hint of pressure. That's loamy soil with organic matter (compost) mixed in. Soil that doesn't stick together very well-- a little too sandy. This is garden mixture that I bought last year. It's OK, but doesn't have enough organic matter to support earthworms, so... Continue Reading →

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