Epsom salts are a sometimes overused and misunderstood soil amendment for plant growth. It must be MgSO4 (Magnesium sulphate) and it must be a deficiency in your soil to have any benefit. But when it's recommended, off the shelf products may do more harm than good. Here is why.
All the Uncomfortable Facts about Fertilizer
why are there so many types of fertilizers? Why do some people claim one is better than the next. Here's a basic run-down of the facts so you can decide.
How to Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Garden: Lesson 4 – Compost, patience and thresholds
If you’ve read along with my previous three posts on attracting Beneficial Insects and Mites, I thank you. And I think you’re prepared for something a little more academic, regarding Economic and Cosmetic Thresholds as well as tolerance and patience. Really, it takes little to attract good bugs. A healthy garden is all. But first,... Continue Reading →
A Sample Veggie Garden Rotation – what I’ve got thus far.
A Sample Veggie Garden Rotation It’s time to take a closer look at what is growing, now that the heavy work is out of the way. I’ll walk you through what I am growing in each bed - in the order through which they will rotate. But first, I’ll discuss the reasons I am rotating... Continue Reading →
It’s mid-October and we are enjoying a long stretch of sun and daytime highs of near 20 celcius - a late “Indian Summer.” I spent part of last Saturday cleaning-out a couple garden beds to prepare for winter plantings. As the long-effort of my summer gardens came to a close I couldn’t help but reflect... Continue Reading →
Vermiculture – the easiest way we can save the world.
This is the easiest and surest way to start saving the world. I wouldn’t start here if I didn’t KNOW we all can do it and find immediate success. So, get ready to raise worms! What it is: Vermiculture is the use of worms to break-down organic waste into worm-castings, which is an extremely useful soil... Continue Reading →