The Perks Of Using Your Own Compost

Compost can be a huge asset to your garden! Compost has so many benefits when used in the garden. From increasing organic material, nutrient levels, and water holding capacity to encouraging micro and macro organisms to live in your soil. Compost is all around an incredible asset to your garden. Compost can be sourced fromContinue reading “The Perks Of Using Your Own Compost”

Why You Should Save Seeds

Seed saving can not only increase longevity of your garden and save you money, but it is also a very rewarding experience. When first thinking about saving your seeds it can seem a bit overwhelming. Questions like how to do it right and what seeds will be good to save, as well as what theContinue reading “Why You Should Save Seeds”

How to Amend Clay Soil

There are three main soil types. Sandy soil, humus (or silt) soil, and clay soil. Clay soil is the heaviest and with that comes a few challenges when it comes to gardening. Clay soil is very commonly found in the Midwestern states in the US. It can also be found in the Southeast, however theContinue reading “How to Amend Clay Soil”

Why Your Garden Needs Calcium

Calcium is one of the vital nutrients your plants need to flourish, and it’s important to prevent a deficiency in your garden. Calcium is one of the essential micro-nutrients that every garden needs. It prevents fruit from rotting as well as altering the makeup of soils with a high amount of clay. Many problems canContinue reading “Why Your Garden Needs Calcium”

Your Garden Won’t Always Be Pretty and That’s Alright

We all experience a time when our garden is downright ugly! There will inevitably be a a point at which your garden will decline. It may turn downright ugly! However don’t be discouraged it’s totally normal. Unexpected things happen. Maybe it’s an intense storm. Maybe it’s a really bad period of drought. Maybe it’s justContinue reading “Your Garden Won’t Always Be Pretty and That’s Alright”

Where to Source Nitrogen For Your Garden

Nitrogen is one of the three macro-nutrients your garden requires to flourish. Thankfully, you have a plethora of source options. Plants require three macro-nutrients to grow. These nutrients are phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen. If you’ve ever picked up a bag of plant fertilizer and seen three numbers written on the front, those numbers are theContinue reading “Where to Source Nitrogen For Your Garden”

Common Pests In My Garden

These Are a Few of the Pests That I Frequently See In My Garden and How I Manage Them Japanese Beetles Japanese Beetles are a common chewing insect. They originate in Japan, but have been in the US since the early 1900’s. They are most commonly found in the states east of the Mississippi River.Continue reading “Common Pests In My Garden”