Showing posts with label Mulch & Composting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mulch & Composting. Show all posts

Friday, February 1, 2019

Edible Garden Newsletter February 2019

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter February 2019 is now available.  This month we explore the world below our feet with a look at fungus.  We focus on two broad groups--mycorrhizal fungi and endomycorrhizal fungi.  These are magical organisms that can dramatically improve your soil and plant health and increase yields.  Do you live in an apartment or hate to go outside in the winter to empty your kitchen scraps into your composter then you might be ready to take up Vermicomposting pictured above).  Finally, how about trying a new (old) kind of beans, Indian Woman Yellow Beans.  They are delicious.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Symphony of the Soil

We don't grow plants, we grow soil.  Soil grows plants.  This excellent 2 minute video drives the point home better than any long article about the importance of soil.  Watch Symphony of the Soil.

NOTE: When I posted this link they were showing the full version for free--but that ended after a week or so. I had only watched the first part and that part is very good. It provides a good explanation about where our soils come from and why they are all different. Unfortunately, then the video goes down hill. If you do buy it, be aware that the second half of the video is not worth watching.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter November 2014

Permaculture is the philosophy where the gardener works with nature, not against.  We care for the earth and we care for people and return the surplus back into the system.  This issue features articles about how one gardener brought this philosophy into a practical implementation.  Learn what a Hugel is and how to create and use one.  Book reviews, recipe and more.  Read more.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Leaves, Glorious Leaves!

Leaves add beauty to the landscape from Spring until their colourful climax in the fall.  Are they an asset or a liability after the fall?  Read on

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Conserving Water for Gardeners

Watering your garden can be a time consuming chore and if you have a well you do not want to water too much.  How can you keep your garden happy in a drought?  Read more

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fertilizer--Natural or Synthetic--Which do You Choose?

Nutrients are essential to the health and well being of your plants.  Should you choose Organic or synthetic?  Read more.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Winter Mulching

We often think about putting mulch around our plants in the spring.  In fact can be even more important to apply mulch to protect our plants in the winter.  Read more

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Soil Deficiency Symptoms

We gardeners often spend our time testing our soil and wondering what is wrong with my plant.  Quite often, if you look closely at your plant, it will tell you what your soil is lacking.  Read more

Wood Ash--Use on your Garden with care

If you use a wood stove to heat your home, you might wonder can I use all of these ashes on my garden.  Read on

And the Leaves Came Tumbling Down

In the Fall, one thing Lanark County has no shortage of is Leaves.  What can you do with this valuable resource?  Read on

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