-Ryan Blankenship- The very first step in determining if your soil is ready for planting is to simply dig yourself a small hole where you would like your planting site to be. By digging this small hole, you will be able to determine if you have loose or clay soil. Like many people in our area, we typically have a lot of red clay where we would like to plant. I also like to send a soil sample out to our state agricultural extension program to get tested to understand the NPK … [Read more...] about How to Tell if Your Garden Soil Is Ready for Planting
Winter is a great time for... Writing memoirs for no one but yourself. Turning on family members after being snowed in for two weeks. Losing nerve endings permanently due to frostbite. It also can remind you to start some preservation techniques before the whiteout commences. Perhaps one of the easier winter preps for outdoor gardens is in the herb bed. Before the season of discontent begins, look around at your herb garden. See all that green? … [Read more...] about Up Yours Winter! Or How I Saved the Herb Garden from Freezing.