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Container Gardening - Herbs and Veggies!

CHRIS PESCHEMay 19, '21

Select compact plants. Bush–type plants are better suited for limited space available when container gardening. Some common vegetables available in bush form are: Beans Tomatoes Cucumbers Zucchini Variety is the spice of life. Use a mix of veggies and herbs in your containers. Pot up a salsa garden with tomatoes,...

April Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEApr 12, '21

Do a soil test to determine what amendments your planting beds need.  Soil Test Kits by LusterLeaf provide 10 tests for pH, and Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash.http://www.lusterleaf.com/nav/soil_test.html  Our expert staff can analyze your results and will assist you in selecting the proper organic or traditional fertilizer to apply Add 1 to 2...

Growing Onions

CHRIS PESCHEMar 27, '21

Onions need direct sunlight. Place them in a full sun area of your garden. Make sure to amend your soil before planting with Back to Nature Natures Blend Compost. Use 1 bag per 100 sq. ft. Cultivate a bag of coarse sand into the area. Rake the soil even then apply Dr....

Back to Nature Cotton Burr Compost

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Healthy soil is said to consist of 45% minerals, 25% air, 25% water, 3% to 5% organic matter, and 1% live soil organisms. All of these ingredients are important, but most important are the organic matter and soil organisms. Without them, soil would be virtually sterile and incapable of sustaining...

Gardener’s Start Your Seeds!

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Expand your gardening horizons and grow your plants from seed. Seeds offer the gardener some much for so little! Seed starting is a fun and rewarding activity that you’ll look forward to every winter! Indoor plant propagation provides a valuable learning experience for the whole family. Have fun with some...