When I speak to groups about the benefits of composting, I begin by asking how many people are not already composting at home. Always amazed at the number of hands that are raised, I inquire why not. I am taking on the most common reasons folks give for not composting. After reading to the bottom… Continue reading 6 Excuses Not to Compost…All Rejected!
When temperatures start to warm, gardeners can’t wait to get their gardening itches scratched. We imagine our tools in their sheds eager, too: shovels twitching to start digging; rototillers giddy at the thought of spinning their tines through the soil; and garden gloves dancing with joy to dig in the dirt again. One of the… Continue reading Don’t Work in Wet Soil!
It won’t be long before plants should be growing like gangbusters in our gardens again. What can we do if a few of them seem less than enthusiastic to wake up or are struggling to get their green on? First, commit to building the health of your soil over the upcoming season. “Feed your soil… Continue reading Understanding Fertilizers: What do those numbers mean?