The Old Farmer's Almanac posted an article on Facebook today entitled "What To Do With Fall Leaves." I have a couple of huge oak trees, none of which I can fit my arms around. They drop plenty of leaves to keep me busy in the fall. This year, I'd like to put them to work in … Continue reading Using Leftover Leaves
"What's the difference between compost and fertilizer?" This is a common question among beginning gardeners. It seems like many websites with articles on compost or fertilizer use them interchangeably, making it confusing for anyone who hasn't worked with either. The best answer I've come across is to think of compost as feeding the soil and … Continue reading Compost & Fertilizer. Do You Really Need Both?
It's been a long couple of weekends but the garden is finally finished. At least in terms of the soil and a blank slate ready for creation. At last, planting has begun.
Composting is sort of a new idea for me. Growing up on a mini-farm, we did composting a bit different than how I imagine it today. We didn't have a compost pile or bin, but at the beginning of the season, before the seeds go in the ground, we would mix in a variety of … Continue reading Composting: To Bin or Not To Bin!