Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm..."
Greensax shares on their blog how to do a simple soil test to see if your soil is alkaline or acidic for the type of plant you want to grow. Different plants respond and flourish in either type of soil.
Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier.
I always look for ways to improve my gardening efficiency as I don’t have a big yard. I grew potatoes in the last two years. They are really yummy. And it is easy and fun to grow them. The problem is that it takes a lot of space to grow …
Grow the most nutritious fruits and vegetables in your garden by maintaining your soils health and fertility. This homemade Complete Organic Fertilizer recipe is a great place to start improving your soil, your harvests and your health. data-pin-do=
How & Why to Mulch the Heck out of Your Vegetable Garden. Garden mulch is a must-have in organic gardens to suppress weeds, save water, build soil fertility, and drastically cut back on the work you'll have to do.
Vinca minor, 'Trailing Periwinkle', plants are a fast growing excellent evergreen ground cover for full sun, shade and semi-shaded areas. Ground cover vinca produces dark green oval-shaped foliage and conspicuous blue flowers in early Spring. Combines with Pachysandra. Vinca vines grow low to the ground. VINCA MINOR, as does Pachysandra, is adaptable to most any soil, but prefers fairly good soil. Plant spacing's for bare root: 12 inches apart. 100 plants will cover 100 square feet.