Weeds can be a gardener’s worst enemy, but they can also be a valuable source of information about the soil in which they grow. By examining the types of weeds that are present in a particular area, gardeners can gain insight into the soil’s fertility, pH level, moisture content, and other important factors that affect […]
Healthy Soil practices help soil biology grow healthier.
Compost and worm castings are both powerful storage houses of nutrients for your garden plants. There is a lot of talk about these both, and on the surface, they seem almost similar. Compost has many benefits, and I first started my soil health journey with compost. When you make compost, you are making a soil
Pine needles come from pine trees, which are evergreen conifers. The needles fall off the tree and pile up on the ground beneath it. They can be used as mulch, or they can be composted. There are many benefits to using pine needles in your garden, as they are a great source of organic matter.
Any gardener knows that compost is essential for healthy plants. It provides nutrients that help plants to grow, and it also helps to regulate moisture levels and prevent weed growth. In addition, compost can also help to improve the structure of the soil, making it more resistant to erosion. It also contributes to healthy soil
Banana peel fertilizer is a great way to help plants grow healthier while reducing waste. Instead of banana peels being put in a transfer station, they can be made into rich organic fertilizer. If you are a compost veteran, composting banana skins is a no-brainer. Throw them in there, and let them decay. However, in
The humic acid in worm castings is what helps to accelerate yield, growth, and aids in the absorption of water and nutrients from the soil. I got some raised eyebrows when I first shared that I was keeping worms in our back room. Some people were slightly disgusted. I’m sure they thought I had gotten
Soil health is an interesting topic, but when you first start, it can feel overwhelming. As with everything new, there is so much to learn that you might be tempted to give up. While regenerative farming is relatively new, there are a few books out there that are helpful and will make learning about soil
Are you tired of a smelling kitchen due to kitchen food and decomposable trash? Worry not, as you can opt for vermicomposting to convert the decomposable waste into manure. Even when you empty your trash can frequently, the awful smell might not go away, and it would need vermicomposting. Vermicomposting uses the red wiggler worm
I love compost for many reasons, a big one being the health of the plants grown in it. Not only is compost beneficial for our health, but it is also good for the environment. I didn’t discover the wonder of compost until I had been gardening for several years. I cannot remember where I first
Compost has become a hot word in the gardening world, and for a good reason. The benefits of compost make the effort it takes to create some really worth it. I can’t remember where I first heard about compost. If I had known about the composting advantages earlier on, I would definitely have implemented it