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Preparing your soil is important! If you skip it you'll regret it later! It's laborious but the pay off comes later so it's well worth the time and energy to get this part right. Why waste money on plants only to loose them later due to poor soil conditions?

Make Your Own Garden Soil Mixture

Preparing your soil is important! If you skip it you'll regret it later! It's laborious but the pay off comes later so it's well worth the time and energy to get this part right. Why waste money on plants only to loose them later due to poor soil conditions?

A worm's worth: How earthworms help the green grass grow.  http://www.lawncare.net/earthworms/#

A worm's worth: How earthworms help the green grass grow. http://www.lawncare.net/earthworms/#

How to Calculate Soil Volume in Raised Beds, Soil Calculator, square foot gardening

How to Calculate Soil Volume in Raised Beds - Soil Calculator

How to Calculate Soil Volume in Raised Beds, Soil Calculator, square foot gardening

Container Herb Garden that comes back year after year by growing perennial herbs: mint, Egyptian walking onions, saffron, rosemary, chives, marjoram, oregano, anise hyssop, sage, thyme,salad burnet, tarragon (French), chamomile, and arugula. Add in some annuals like basil, parsley, and cilantro and you have yourself everything you need for your kitchen.

Grow Your Own Perennial Herb Container Garden

Container Herb Garden that comes back year after year by growing perennial herbs: mint, Egyptian walking onions, saffron, rosemary, chives, marjoram, oregano, anise hyssop, sage, thyme,salad burnet, tarragon (French), chamomile, and arugula. Add in some annuals like basil, parsley, and cilantro and you have yourself everything you need for your kitchen.

How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.

How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.

Magic Tomato Plant Food   Recipe      3 C compost/mulch/dirt  1/2 C Epsom salt  1 T baking soda  1/2 C powdered milk

Magic Tomato Plant Food Recipe 3 C compost/mulch/dirt 1/2 C Epsom salt 1 T baking soda 1/2 C powdered milk

Breaking the bank by filling your raised beds with high-grade, commercial soil? Try making your own with this 4 ingredient recipe.

Breaking the bank by filling your raised beds with high-grade, commercial soil? Try making your own with this 4 ingredient recipe.

Quick guide to growing blueberries at home, plus detailed information to help you plant blueberries and produce your best blueberry harvest ever.

Growing Blueberries - Quick Guide and Master Grower's Tips

Quick guide to growing blueberries at home, plus detailed information to help you plant blueberries and produce your best blueberry harvest ever.

I like this simple greenhouse.  step by step DIY greenhouse    http://homesteadsurvival.blogspot.com/2012/07/step-by-step-greenhouse-diy-project.html

I like this simple greenhouse. step by step DIY greenhouse http://homesteadsurvival.blogspot.com/2012/07/step-by-step-greenhouse-diy-project.html

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