Soil Preparation. No-Cost Method for Great Garden Soil.

Soil Preparation. No-Cost Method for Great Garden Soil.

The fastest soil preparation method is to build a raised bed and fill it with a nice fluffy soil mix. It’s perfect to plant in right away. But filling beds can get expensive. The special planting mix recommended for a raised bed is 1/3 peat, 1/3 compost, and 1/3...
How to Compost Without a Bin

How to Compost Without a Bin

My Winter Composting Experiment I’ve been working on this experiment. Instead of composting in a pile or a bin, Ive been throwing my garbage straight in the gardens. Have I done the unthinkable? I’ll tell you how and why I’ve been doing this. This...
Three Easy DIY Soil Tests

Three Easy DIY Soil Tests

Three Easy DIY Soil Tests Great gardening starts with good soil right? and things grow differently in each type of soil.  Different types of soil include sand, clay and silt.  I tried the ‘jar test’ to determine what my garden soil is made of. It was easy...
Soil Can Reduce Anxiety?

Soil Can Reduce Anxiety?

ok, we know that gardening is good for you, right? It makes us happy, supplies healthy doses of sunshine and fresh air, plus its great exercise! BUT here’s some real scientific proof that gardening has real physiological effects… its in the DIRT. Soil can...