Soils & Fertilizer

Listen to this podcast on how to take  soil test.   While fall is a time of garden cleanup and planting bulbs and garlic, it’s also a perfect time to test your soil. Soil testing is one of those good garden ideas that often gets forgotten. Testing your soil now has some advantages. There’s less to do in the garden compared to spring, soil labs aren’t as busy, and you’ll get a good accurate reading of your soil pH, organic matter, and nutrient levels. Take a soil sample anytime up […]

Learn how to grow tomatoes and other vegetables in straw bales with less work and weeds. Listen to podcast: I’ve seen vegetables planted in just about everything. Whether it be old bathtubs, broken down cars, old shoes or even a used gas grill, gardeners can get creative when it comes to space saving techniques. Well, here’s an old space saver that’s come back to life in a new book. It’s called straw bale gardening. Ruth Stout started it years ago and now Joel Karsten has got a new twist on […]

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