Vermicomposting Made Easy: In-Bed Worm Composting

Vermicomposting Made Easy: In-Bed Worm Composting

Worm composting directly in the garden bed simplifies the process of vermicomposting. The worms live, work, reproduce, and make worm castings in the garden bed, right where they are needed.  In-bed vermicomposting solves the problem of what to do with the worms during extremes of hot and cold. For example vermicomposting in hot weather places […] Read more…

How to Compost: 10 Simple Steps for Composting Success

How to Compost: 10 Simple Steps

The satisfaction you feel as you turn yard and kitchen waste into organic fertilizer that nourishes the soil, as well as your vegetables, plants, and flowers, is the reward for putting in the effort to learn how to compost.  However, the thought of learning how to compost can be intimidating. The first time I started composting, I […] Read more…

The Best Soil for Raised Bed Gardens

Best Soil for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

If you’re wondering what the best soil for raised bed vegetable gardening is, that’s an easy answer – “Mel’s Mix”. I didn’t come up with this mix, we can thank Mel Bartholomew, the author of Square Foot Gardening, for simplifying the best soil to use for raised bed vegetable gardening.  After reading Square Foot Gardening […] Read more…

How to prepare your soil for planting #soil#healthysoil #fallplanting #springplanting

Get Your Soil Ready For Planting

Healthy soil is the first step to healthy productive plants. It’s important to feed your soil and prepare it before you plant each season.  Get your soil ready for planting Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Prepare your soil for planting by adding compost I prepare my soil by doing […] Read more…

5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden #gardening #squarefootgarden #gardentips

5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden

Ten years ago I bought my first gardening book, “All New Square Foot Gardening”, by Mel Bartholomew. I read it cover to cover, and then read it again. This book made gardening easy to understand, with clear steps to get started and be successful.  I followed Mel’s advice, and ten years later I still believe […] Read more…

5 Ways to Prevent Pests Organically #organicgarden#gardenorganically#preventpests#gardening#gardenpests#howtogarden#howto#gardening#companionplanting#pestprevention

Prevent Garden Pests Organically

Don’t spray harmful chemicals in your garden, learn methods to prevent pests and diseases before they become a problem. Providing fresh organic produce for your family is the reward for educating yourself about ways to prevent garden pests and diseases organically. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links See my disclosure policy for more information.  5 Ways to Prevent […] Read more…