A few years ago we purchased a small 6×8 greenhouse for our urban homestead to increase our food production. We didn’t want the space it was taking up to be wasted at certain times of the year so we figured out that the greenhouse needs to go through 3 transitions a year to make the most of it.
If you’re like me you like to make use of as many places as possible in your yard to grow food but what do you do when you have a shady spot where plants won’t grow? Why not grow some mushrooms!
Finally I found one that works! If you want an accurate measurement of your soil PH, and the NPK levels without sending in multiple samples to a lab then you will want to get the LaMotte garden soil test kit.
On today’s podcast episode I have a chat with Jackie Beyer of the Organic Gardener Podcast about her journey into organic gardening, her podcast and building an organic gardening oasis.
For the first couple years of growing a garden I didn’t use heated seed mats, I started all of my seeds indoors on the kitchen table (despite my wife’s displeasure with this) in front of a south facing window. It seemed like it would take forever for the seeds to germinate and grow to the point of hardening off and preparing for being transplanted into the garden. Then I purchased a couple seed mats and I couldn’t believe the difference it made.
Seed catalogs are great to have as you think about and plan your garden. There are a few great companies out there that send beautiful and information packed and best of all FREE catalogs right to your door.
If you were to ask me what my 3 most used gardening tools are, the Hori Hori Knife would be on the list and it would be on the list for most serious gardeners I think.