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All Blog Posts Tagged 'soil' (7)

Overwhelmed By Grass and Weeds...

We've been so busy lately with coop building and other projects around the place, we neglected our garden for a few weeks. It has become over-run with crabgrass and other miscellaneous uselessness. (Fortunately, though, the veggie plants are still doing very well regardless!) Turning a horse pasture into a field of herbs and vegetables is turning out to be extremely tricky with our limited available equipment and resources...

Here is a taste of what we started with (other half of…

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Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on June 20, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Soil testing, DIY seed paper and self-watering planters

We see some themes popping up in discussions on HOMEGROWN.org and thought it time to revisit some topics covered in the blog and library.



In Soil We Trust? Soil testing resources.







Self-watering Containers Made… Continue

Added by Cornelia on March 15, 2011 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

Early Season Preparation For The Garden Lights Landscape Up In Spring

Baby, it’s cold outside, but spring is just around the corner, so even if you don’t garden year-round outdoors, now is the time to prepare for spring. Getting a head start on the growing season indoors will insure your garden lights the landscape up come spring.



Make a list of what you want to grow, take inventory of what you have, then sit down with your seed catalogs and order what you want. Don’t wait too late in the season because not only might you be faced with items you want… Continue

Added by Sheri Ann Richerson on January 12, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

School Garden Budget

We're working with several schools in Franklin County NC, and the Grow And Share program has been well received! The teachers will be using plants and seeds in their lessons, teaching how things grow, where food comes from, and more. Students will eat from the garden and share their harvest in their communities.



One of the school gardens is going to be created early in 2010. We'll be tilling up an area about 15 x 20 -- give or take a little. The children will grow food, have an end… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on October 15, 2009 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Don’t Bawk: The Wild and Wonderful Chicken Tractor

http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/dont-bawk-the-wild-and-wonderful-chicken-tractor/



Don’t Bawk: The Wild and Wonderful Chicken Tractor



Posted By dpacheco On April 1, 2009 @ 11:01 pm In Garden & Agriculture | 2 Comments



Aside from the sheer pleasure of telling your friends, straight-faced, that you maintain your garden using something called a “chicken… Continue

Added by Adelaide Hayward on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

THE BIG DIG

If you aim yourself at me to take a *stab* at communication

I'm going to wonder if it's just a game to you or what is your intention

I'll let you know right off the bat I'm sick of these surface situations

I've seen it and I want a new direction

So if you start a conversation you know which way I'm gonna take it

I want to get to know you, I want to know to get you, to know you get me



I want to dig deeper

I want to grab a shovel and scoop out your… Continue

Added by Peter Hazen on March 12, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Garden Soil Microbes Good For You!

New study published at Psychology Today finds that soil-borne microbes boost the immune system and aid in psychological wellness! Click the link below to read the article!

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20080917-000006.html

Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on October 18, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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