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Soil Amendment Myths

WYOMING, by the U. Wyoming Extension (with cautions that apply everywhere) Gypsum and lime are common garden store products. Learn why they’re not useful in Wyoming soils.

Popular Gardening Tips You Can Probably Ignore (Epsom Salts, Mycorrhizae, Compost Accelerators)

CHICAGO AREA by Patrick Dolan of One Yard Revolution There are a lot of very popular gardening recommendations out there that most of us can probably ignore without any downside at all. Here are 5. If you shop on Amazon, you can support OYR simply by clicking this link (bookmark it too) before shopping: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=oneya-20 0:52 Fertilize …Read more »

Sheet Composting

VERMONTER KATHY LALIBERTE FOR HOMECLICK Sheet Composting http://www.homeclick.com/sheet-compos… A great garden starts with great soil! Learn how to add valuable nutrients to your soil by sheet composting! For a step by step breakdown of this project, go to: http://www.homeclick.com/sheet-compos…

Cover Crops: 16 Demonstration Plots and their Seed Mixes

WISCONSIN, by the University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest and Crop Management Published on Oct 6, 2015 Kevin Shelley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nutrient and Pest Management Program. Tour of cover crop demonstrations plots. Species list follows. Medium Red Clover Berseem Clover and Crimson Clover Berseem clover, Annual ryegrass and Daikon radish Berseem clover, Spring barley and …Read more »

How to Measure Soil pH Cheap and Easy

ALBERTA, CANADA By Stephen Legaree of Alberta Urban Garden Soil pH is one of the most important factors that can be overlooked in the garden. pH has impacts on the availability of nutrients and of the plants ability to take them up. If the pH of your garden soil is not in the optimal range for …Read more »

Cover Crop Trick

BROOKLYN, NY, by Stacey Murphy Published on Sep 28, 2017 If you’re trying to maximize your harvest, it won’t be long until you become obsessed with improving your soil fertility. And if you have a small garden space and/or a short growing season… you may find yourself wondering if you should plant more fall crops …Read more »

Build Amazing Fertile Garden Soil Using Free and Local Resources in your Mulch or Compost

ALBERTA, CANADA By Stephen Legaree of Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable How to build soil fertility for the perfect garden soil for free! It is fall here in Alberta and that means the summer crops are done and some of the garden beds are done for the year. Just because there is nothing goring …Read more »

How I Interplant Nitrogen Fixing Cover Crops & Food Crops for the Fall

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS AREA, by Patrick Dolan of One Yard Revolution Published on Aug 3, 2017 As I harvest crops planted this spring, I interplant nitrogen fixing cover crops and food crops for the fall, ensuring a continuous harvest and an ample supply of nitrogen. Premium Soil Builder Mix: https://www.groworganic.com/soil-buil… If you shop on Amazon, you can …Read more »

Building Soil Fertility with Fall & Winter Cover Crops/Green Manures

CHICAGO AREA By Patrick Dolan of One Yard Revolution Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening Cover crops, or green manures, have become a very important part of our low cost and sustainable soil fertility program. In late summer we plant a variety of cold hardy legumes, along with cayuse oats. These crops fix nitrogen in the …Read more »

Cover Crops as Green Manure Improve your Soil EZ and Cheap

ALBERTA, CANADA, by Stephen Legaree of Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable Published on Aug 17, 2014 On today’s episode we are going to talk about Green manure or cover crops. Even though it is nice and warm outside it is time in Zone 3 to start thinking about the fall. As such we …Read more »

Cover Crops for Backyard Gardens: Why, When, What, How to Plant

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA By CaliKim Garden and Home DIY Cover crops for backyard gardens – why, when, what and how to plant them in your garden beds. Cover crops are an easy way to add organic matter and nutrients to your soil. Plant them now so your garden beds are ready for spring! MIgardener’s White Dutch …Read more »

Planting Cover Crops in Containers – Kale and Turnips

TENNESSEE, by Aaron Thatcher of Planting Freedom Published on Jun 7, 2012 PROTECT YOUR PLANTS! Here is one way i used to not only grow more food but also protect the dirt and root systems from heat.