It's important to determine what type of soil your plants need, so you can give them optimal growing conditions from day one.
Making potting soil isn't just cost effective—it also gives you control over your plants' nutrients.
Want to start a food garden, but don't know where to begin? Here are the first steps to take.
Some people get high tech and use a fish tank aerator for their compost tea, but I just use my stick to slosh everything around for about an hour until it's properly frothy.
Composting food scraps from your kitchen is an easy way to reduce landfill waste and create nutrient-rich potting soil for your garden. You probably already knew that. Did you also know you can build your own composter for the cost of a movie ticket and less than 30 minutes of your time?
There is an overwhelming sense of gratitude that occurs when one takes an active role in cultivating food, and the awareness that food is a gift, and not to be taken for granted.
Without drinking water, we'd die of dehydration in 3-4 days, and just about all life on this planet—from insects to elephants—needs this glorious wet stuff to survive.
Tree leaves are at their most nutrient dense right when they fall. Each has its own pH balance and some, like ash, are much higher in pH and nitrogen.
Each year, for the past eight years, something goes wrong. One neighbour started using Roundup. The other neighbour mercilessly cut down every tree in his yard, ripped up every plant and installed a chemically fed lawn, which he cuts every other day for one hour...