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If you are starting a vegetable garden, or even if you have an established vegetable garden, you may wonder what is the best soil for growing vegetables. Things like the right amendments and the right soil ph for vegetables can help your vegetable garden grow better.
Organic fertilizers come from natural sources and can help improve the fertility of your soil and the nutrition of your crops. They provide many of the nutrients that plants need to grow and…Continue
Every year I always have seeds left over after planting. Depending on the type of seed and its quality, you may be able to store them and use them next year or the year after.
In fact, some seeds, if properly stored can be viable even after ten years. Some varieties of tomato seeds have even been known to germinate after as long as 16 years!
To remain viable, seeds must be kept in a cool, dry place. The important thing is that they not be exposed to moisture. Wetness…Continue
Okayy, not everyone thinks toads are beautiful, but they really arehelpful workers in the garden!
Every day, a single toad can eat around 100 beetles, ants, June bugs, grasshoppers, slugs, moths, sowbugs (roly poly) army worms and other pests. That's around 3,000 a month!
Toads are most active at night, so during the day they need a fairly dark, cool place to hide from the sun and other preditors.
Any crevice can be turned into a toad abode by stacking flat…Continue
Fighting pests in our gardens couldn't be easier with a few easy to grow plants that take care of themselves. They can be planted covertly among your vegetables, or prominantly displayed within flowerbeds close by.
Vegetable garden friendly flowers need only to be planted once, and they'll return to help you fight…Continue