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Preparing Soil for Planting
When it comes to growing a healthy and productive garden, soil preparation is key! Here are some...
How to Use Wood Ash in the Vegetable Garden
If you have a fireplace or woodstove, use wood ashes to improve garden soil! Wood ash is full of...
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. Don’t throw them out! There are many surprising ways to...
How to Take a Soil Test
Do you test your soil? Here’s why it’s worth taking the time to lay the groundwork for a better...
Feeding Your Plants for Free
There are many commercial products available to feed your plants with, but you can’t beat making...
10 Tips for Maintaining a Beautiful Yard
Here are 10 tips for cleaning up your yard—and laying the foundation for a great-looking lawn. You...
Basic Lawn Care: Fertilizing, Seeding, Weeding, Mowing
If you’re growing a lawn, how do you take care of it? By lawn, we mean a green grass lawn (as...
NPK Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean
Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the NPK ratio? What are nitrogen, phosphorous, and...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
The Value of Leaves
Foliage season is a mixed blessing. I have one eye on the gorgeous spectacle of changing colors and...
Organic Soil Amendments Explained
So, you just got your soil test results and they are recommending that you use things like...
Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea. Here’s how. Yes,...
How to Apply Fertilizers to Your Garden
How do you apply fertilizers to your garden? When is the best time to fertilize vegetables and...
How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost...
The ABC's of Fertilizing Containers
A continuous supply of nutrients and fertilizer is an absolute for lush container bouquets and...
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