The snow is melting in Chicago and hopefully we are moving into more spring-like weather. In the coming weeks we hope to post articles on things gardeners can do in preparation for the upcoming growing season; such as starting seeds, things to buy for soil improvement and so forth. One thing that we can all do year round is compost. Sofia and I recently wrote an article for the Taylor Street Farms (community plot where our raised bed is housed). Check it out here.
It's near the end of July and we're well into gardening season here in the Midwest. Check out the gallery to see how we used "lasagna" gardening, cocoa shell mulch and our results so far!
Arguably the most important component of building a flourishing garden is ensuring you have healthy soil. One highly popular soil amendment is peat moss, however there is an unfortunate downside to using peat moss depending on the source. Being an environmentally concerned gardener, I decided to research the issue further.
Going back multiple times to harvest produce from the same plant feels like a golden secret. Free food! That keeps coming back! Fortunately this secret can be shared with everyone. This post is geared towards gardeners, however purchase these at the grocery store or farmer's market and you can make your own salad mix on the cheap.
Wanna learn how to make a grow tower and start your own seeds at home? Austin shows us how.