Storing Root Crops for Winter. Storing your root crops during the cold months ahead will enable you to enjoy them all winter long. I know I wouldn’t want to see my hard work frozen or left to rot over the winter when I could be making lovely stews, casseroles, and other tasty goods for my family instead. There are multiple ways you can store root crops for winter and make them Read more:
Winter Rye: A Reliable Cover Crop - "Cereal rye is an excellent winter cover crop because it rapidly produces a ground cover that holds soil in place against the forces of wind and water. Rye’s deep roots help prevent compaction in annually tilled fields, and because its roots are quite extensive, rye also has a positive effect on soil tilth." As an experiment, I just sprinkled this on my gardens, should have researched it more but ...to late
Comfrey is a powerhouse in the garden--attracting pollinators and beneficial insects, providing medicinal value, and enriching soil with nutrients. Here are seven ways comfrey can fertilize the soil for healthier and more abundant crops.:
Use Cover Crops to Improve Soil - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Cover crops solar-charge your soil and improve soil nutrients. Here is what you need to know about cover crop planting methods and reliable cover crop options for your region.
Rotation of the Earth Each year, the vegetables are planted in different beds to lessen disease problems and interrupt the life cycle of pests that are attracted to a particular plant. Crop rotation also allows the soil to replenish after hosting heavy feeders, and alternating deep-rooted and fibrous-rooted crops from year to year improves soil structure. Marigolds are interspersed amid the vegetables because they are believed to repel insects, and calendula is planted for its edible…
Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall. - Click image to find more Home Decor Pinterest pins