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Soil Science The Huge Importance of Humus

Soil Science The Huge Importance of Humus

Unlike hummus, humus is not very tasty with pita chips and feta cheese. It is, however, one of the most important components of healthy garden soil. Humus is the fully-decomposed remains of plant and animal life, broken down by bacteria, fungi and oxygen through a...
Soil Science Algae

Soil Science Algae

Now that we’ve covered the most important organisms in the soil food web from bacteria to birds, we’ll circle back to some peripheral players. First up is algae. Algae are single-celled or thread-like photosynthetic organisms. Most of us associate algae with water –...
Seed Saving Part 2 Vegetables

Seed Saving Part 2 Vegetables

Saving seeds isn’t just for flower gardeners! Seeds from open pollinated vegetables can also be saved successfully for one or more years, saving money and time spent flipping through seed websites. Some vegetable seeds even save themselves, popping up as “volunteers”...
Second-Guessing Our Garden Decisions

Second-Guessing Our Garden Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Gardening is one giant series of decisions, isn’t it? Deciding what to plant, when to plant, where to plant what, when to fertilize, how to fertilize, how or whether to till, when to harvest, what to do with your harvest, when to give...
Say it With Flowers for Mother’s Day

Say it With Flowers for Mother’s Day

When I was a kid in Ohio, springtime meant fistfuls of violets, plucked from pockets of purple in the otherwise green grass around our house. Even now, when I find myself back home during violet season, I always pick my mother a bouquet. And she still oohs and ahhs...
Savor the Flavor

Savor the Flavor

So you finally feel like a successful gardener and have buckets of produce coming out of the garden. The big question my husband always asks me is, “Now what are you going to do with it all?” In reality, it is generally the same question that bounces through my brain...