The Grow System
Does anyone have some tips on how to have a food scrap bucket on the counter in the summer and keep away the fruit flies?
I'm looking for recommendations on leaf shredders and chipper/hreddrers for wood, brush and garden debris. I've seen several units that do both leaves and debris, but the reviews are terribly mixed. I need something that will shred leaves so I can take advantage of the "fall" to mulch my garden, and something to chump down…
By far the most important think I've done to improve the awful bed of decomposed granite sand that serves as soil around here (we're on the bottom slope of ancient sand dunes that ringed the lake that once filled the valley) is add minerals. And plenty of them! It seems that a good mineral mix helps to both make the plants…
I've been reading Steve Solomon's recommendations of using Complete Organic Fertilizer (COF) as the key mix to improve fertility, with compost or manure as more of a general supplement or organic material. The idea is that COF has a better balance of the right nutrients. Unfortunately, the key ingredient in the various COF…
Yep, I looked but didn't see. Last evening, I read the article 5 Reasons Your Green Beans Are Thriving (When Nothing Else Is) by Tasha Greer. That was so far past eye opening to me. Shouldn't have been that shocking but it was. We bought this place in August 2017 and I knew the soil was poor all around. That really hit me…
Hi I found the documentary on youtube. Have watched it and find it really fascinating.
Hi again! I had some friends over at my property in Paonia, CO. While I was gone, they decided to build a compost bin for me . And let's just say it's a lovely compost area. Super awesome of them! Now I have the chance to tell you about a classic mistake you should avoid when building your compost system. The system they…