From time immemorial humans have taken their sustenance from the earth. Beginning with hunter-gathering and continuing with agriculture, people depend on the earth's bounty to feed and clothe them.Continue reading
It’s no secret that many people like to glow flowers around their homes and in gardens. What is a secret is how come some people flowers can look so good while others seem to look unhealthy and colorless?Continue reading
Used to measure acidity or alkalinity of substances, pH is an abbreviation for the potential of hydrogen. It measures the hydrogen ions present in content with the hydroxide ions. pH meter has a full application from laboratory tests to gardening activities.Continue reading
Once in a while, you looked up to your neighbors’ nice looking lawn that they spend less time and effort working on. Well, it is no longer a secret on how to have a green lawn free from pests and even the persisting weed. Addition of nutrients that are depleted in the soil by application of the best lawn fertilizer will nourish your grass to a healthy and deep green color.Continue reading
For the past few years, there has been a rise in usage of worm castings to stimulate and improve farming. Stores are making huge sums of money selling these farm supplies that are known to turn your lawn or garden to a paradise.Continue reading
Every gardener encounters roly polies, but few of us truly understand them. What are these strange creatures? Although they look like insects at first glance, roly polies are actually crustaceans. In fact, they are the only such animals to live their entire lives on land, but they are only able to survive in dark, moist environments.Continue reading
Gardeners have to improve their soil each growing season to ensure that their harvest is bountiful. Each year, our plants deplete the soil of necessary nutrients, and we need to add some back. Many gardeners question the differences of vermiculite vs. perlite.Continue reading
Have you ever heard of someone putting something crazy in their garden soil because they think it makes the soil richer or more fertile?
Adding weird odds and ends into your garden soil is a practice that used to be more common before everyone had access to modern fertilizers – and it’s still going strong in some organic gardening communities.
Here’s a list of 9 things I found that people actually add to their garden soil to make their plants grow better. What do you think… fertilizer or fake?Continue reading