Gardening Tips

What is Biochar?

Have you heard of biochar? This “new” organic may be a safe, effective soil amendment with a plethora of advantages from increasing water retention and soil microbes to reducing greenhouse emission emissions. But what’s it, and the way does it work? Biochar is brief for “biomass charcoal.” Unlike mined charcoal, it’s made by pyrolysis (decomposition …

No Till Gardening

Tillage makes it easier to include fertilizers and plant small seeds. It also accelerates the decomposition of any plant matter you bury within the process. Plus it’s satisfying to ascertain the weeds disappear once you turn them under. But what if you’ll have a healthy, productive garden without having to lift a shovel ever again, …

Vegan Organic Gardening

We all know why organic gardening is great – eliminating synthetic chemicals and growing naturally is that the clear choice for gardeners who want to be good to Mother Earth. But if you would like to require your earth-friendly gardening to the subsequent level, you’ll want to think about going vegan. Sometimes called veganic, plant-based, …

Solarization for gardening 101

As an organic gardener, I attempt to keep weeds away without using chemicals. But hand weeding is tough work! That’s why I prefer a technique called solarization. When done correctly, it is often an efficient method for controlling bermudagrass, johnsongrass, vinca, nutsedge, some sorts of bindweed and lots of other garden weeds. However, it’s not …

Fertilizing with Bone Meal

What are you growing this year? All of your plants, and particularly potatoes, onions, garlic, and flower bulbs, will appreciate a feeding of the bone meal! Bone meal is strictly what it sounds like pulverized bones. These usually are from cattle, as a byproduct of meat production. an alternate type is fishbone meal. Both sorts …