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Winter Killed Crimson Clover Cover

MARION, VIRGINIA, by Common Ground Soil Stories Antoinette Goodrich of Laughing Water Farm in Marion, Virginia is experimenting with new cover crop strategies to minimize tillage, plastic mulch, and weeds in her vegetable production system. In this clip, Antoinette describes an innovative approach for using winter-killed crimson clover as a mulch for early spring vegetable …Read more »

Coconut Coir: What it is and How to Use it in the Garden

SAN DIEGO, CA, by Kevin at Epic Gardening Also known as coco coir, coco peat, coconut fiber, or many other branded names, this soil amendment and hydroponic medium is a fantastic addition to most gardens. In this video, we’re going to talk about: – How coco coir is made – What to watch out for …Read more »

7 Big Benefits of Using Mulch

GEORGIA, by Joe Lamp’l of joegardenerTV Published on Feb 26, 2019 From weed management to soil health, Emmy Award-winning host Joe Lamp’l walks through the top 7 benefits of using mulch in the garden and landscape. There’s MUCH more great garden info from Joe Lamp’l of joegardenerTV – including links to The joe gardener Show …Read more »

Removing Cover Crops

OKLAHOMA, by Oklahoma State’s Oklahoma Gardening Oklahoma Gardening’s Kim Toscano demonstrates how to remove cover crops that have been used to prevent erosion during the winter or fallow months.

DIY Soil Test In a Jar Garden Tip

WASHINGTON STATE (Zone 8b), by Misilla at Learn to Grow, Published on Mar 20, 2019 #gardentips #soil #gardening #pnw #soiltest Check out the links below for products we use and love! Thank you for joining me today! I hope that you enjoyed the video and find it helpful, if so please share it with your family and friends. Thank you! …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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

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 »

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.