Raised Row Gardening "Have you always wanted to grow your own food? If you are one of those that think gardening has to be back breaking work – think again! Below is our four-part series on how to plant a simple garden using raised row beds.
Strongway Steel Garden Wagon with Liner 1,200-Lb. Capacity, 5 Cu. Ft., 44in.L x 24in.W
Reuse an old tree to make a log pathway in your garden. Good use of "yard" trees and other wood that can't be milled; works much better in climates without termites. Good drainage under the log rounds will make the path last longer.
Girl Scout friends: The Pumpkin Project. Open a pumpkin, add soil & water & watch the seeds already inside the pumpkin grow. Also links to other activities to teach about & observe the pumpkin life cycle.
5 Cover Crops for Your Small-scale Garden Think cover crops are just for mega-farms? These five crops will return nutrients to your backyard garden’s soil and keep weeds at bay. - I need to start planting these between rows and not just on empty beds!
idagold mustard cover crop 2 Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm.
Some effective pest remedies can be found in the kitchen. Always test homemade remedies on a small portion of the plant to make sure they will not harm it, and never apply on a hot or bright sunny day, which could cause plants to burn.
How to Build a Fence Mounted Trellis - Cut a 5 x 10 foot piece of rigid wire mesh. Attach four wood blocks to the fence (one for each corner of mesh), screw a hook into each block, and fit the mesh over the hooks.