Easy At Home Soil Test. Here's a guide to testing your garden's soil, at home for free. It's a low tech method to see if you have either highly acidic, or extremely alkaline soil. Most plants thrive in a soil with a neutral (or near neutral) pH.
January - Start planning out the upcoming season's garden(s) and order seeds and seedlings to start next month indoors. - A great chart on Vegetable gardening planting times, from Easy Vegetable Gardening
Seed Starters out of Paper Pulp - Shredded paper, water, blender and a muffin tin. Seed starters dry & ready for some soil!
Making compost is a great way to reduce your household waste and improve your soil quality at the same time. This double-decker drum composter is sturdy, rodent- and rot free container for all your compost. And it allows you to easily turn your compost which helps it breakdown faster. Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. Materials: 3 pcs - Pressure treated 8' long 4x4 Timber 1 pc - Pressure treated 8' long 1x4 Timber 4 Stakes 2 pcs - 5&...
Pennies glued to square foot garden Glued pennies to the side of my square foot garden bed to keep slugs away. Slugs and snails won't cross copper. Glued pennies to the side of my square foot garden bed.
Egg shell dust for your garden! I have used this for 2 years and my soil is so much healthier. good idea #gardensoileggshells
Aspirin is a remedy for fungal plant problems (black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi). Dissolve two uncoated aspirin tablets milligrams each) in 1 quart of water and use as a foliar spray to thwart these diseases.
Gardening Hack - Cover your garden beds with newspaper before you put down the mulch. Weeds cannot grow through the newspaper, and the decomposing paper feeds your soil! Would be good for the new, front bank garden.