Amazingly enough I’ve got almost all the vegetable beds ready. Only one big one and one small one to go. I should have them all cleaned out and amended in time to start planting my early spring crops next week, as we’re supposed to have a pleasant warm weekend, without rain, coming up.
Trimming trees so that they’ll grow for better crop production is important.
One task that many of us need to be about right now is trimming back some [...]
Yep, it’s that time of year. Time to start drooling over this years seed catalogs. I’ve already received several and have to reign myself in, as I’ve got quite a few packets of seeds left from last year.
One thing you should consider when looking at seeds is their safety and purity. There are studies starting to come in showing that GMO seeds are affecting, not only the natural world around us, but our very bodies. The [...]
Anytime is a good time to design new gardens. Even in the dead of winter you can be deciding where to put a garden once the ground can be worked. In some parts of the country fall and winter are excellent times to prepare a bed. Then let it sit and “mellow” a little before planting it in the spring, especially if you need to add amendments to correct soil pH.
Let a sprinkler system do the work for you.
One area that is dear to my heart is keeping Avalon “green.” To this end it is important to study up on ways to grow organically and sustainably. There will be a lot of information offered here, some of it’s my opinion. A lot of it will be based on studies. Some of it will be controversial. As I’m sure this first subject will be.
I believe in sustaining the biodiversity of the planet. Helping indigenous people to grow more food [...]