My hubby was on Skype with his sister in NY last Saturday night. I was being nosey minding my own business while making sauce & meatballs while they chatted. Turns out, she was making sauce too. Imagine that? Eventually, I heard her explaining how our Aunt Loretta stores her fresh basil in the refrigerator for up to …
Mason Jar Soil Test - Spring Garden Primer, PreparednessMama.com
Know your soil - do a Mason Jar Soil Test. I did this years ago when I first started gardening. I ended up adding sand to my garden spot. I have had poor soil conditions for the last 10 years or so and have added organic material and composted material to improve my soil condition. The mason jar test is a great place to start.
Plant the seeds six to a spot and 1 inch deep, then thin to the best three seedlings, then thin to one seedling when the plants are a few inches tall. **Plant the summer squash feet apart. Closer plantings give lower yields.
I have 4 raised standing planter beds. Pinning this for the covers to keep cats, rodents, & birds out. Also neighbors tree drops leaves all year long into planters. This will prevent that. Easy DIY project using screen. Outdoor garden ideas & tips.