Lately, I feel as though our garden has turned into a battle zone. I’m either drowning Colorado beetle larvae, preventing cutworms, trying to foil cabbage worms or rub off the thousands of eggs they have laid on our growing food. If it is not the countless other pests and diseases trying to take over, it [...]Full Story»
Using a soil blocker has a lot of advantages – saves money and is eco friendly. For one, it’s a much cheaper way to start seedlings. What’s more, you can prepare your very own compost-based soil block mix – another savings!
As consumers are losing the freedom to choose what they will buy and grow, thousands of varieties of garden seed are walking the plank, straight into the abyss of extinction. Consider this, in 1981 there were approximately 5,000 vegetable seed varieties available in U.S. catalogs. Today there are less than 500, a 90 percent reduction.
Seed balls are a method for distributing seeds by encasing them in a mixture of clay and soil humus and are great for seeding waste areas in your yard.