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 …