So I'm in central Texas, where it's hotter than you know where. I want to mulch around my plants that are not in the raised beds. The combination of moisture and cooler temps brings the fire ants and they don't play nice. I would torch every last one of them if it wouldn't kill my plants too. I've tried living with them…
Coffee Grounds & Sawdust - A Perfect Match?
In our area [within a reasonable distance] there are a number of coffee shops that are happy to collect their coffee grounds for people to take for their gardens. I've always happily just sprinkled it on top of the garden since it's a rather large area and it's never been too much to dispense. Sometimes I have liberally…
Composting Beginner: Do's and Don'ts?
Urban dweller... sorta ok it feels like it but live in a smaller city and I am packed into my neighborhood like sardines. I won't give up on having something growing and having a composting bin. Any suggestions?
Cover Crops in the Garden
Anyone here using cover crops on a small scale in their garden? I love the idea of using plants to help build the soil, prevent winter erosion, feed pollinators, and provide mulch - all with very little work from the gardener :) I have been using some cover crops in my garden and was wondering what others have successfully…