-Ryan Blankenship- What exactly is super soil? Super soil is a blend of many different amendments that will feed your plants from seed to harvest. This blend will give your plants all of the essential nutrients they need to lead happy lives and keep them from having any deficiencies. In this blog I will give you a great recipe and explain what each amendment does for your soil. 8 x 1.5 cu.ft. bags of organic soil (Roots Organic or Ocean forest works the best) 30 lb bag of … [Read more...] about Build Your Own Super Soil
-Mike Weeks- Every year, I find myself getting asked how to amend gardens and raised beds with soil amendments. This can be easy to do, but there are a few steps that should be taken before applying anything. The first thing that should be determined is what your soil type is. What is the percentage of sand, silt, clay, and humus? I like to perform what is called a mason jar soil test to get that information. This is an easy process that will involve mixing a soil sample into a jar and taking … [Read more...] about Amending and Beyond!
Cover Crop Spotlight Double Feature: Vetch and Winter Rye! For those of you in Zone 7 or 8 considering a late season cover crop, it's not too late to sow some slightly hardier seeds and establish a nice crop before our harder frosts in a couple months. Cover crops are commonly combined in order to provide synergistic results in the garden. A great example of this is the pairing of Vetch with Winter Rye. Vetch is a leguminous, vining forage that is used extensively as a green manure crop. As a … [Read more...] about Cover Crop Spotlight | Vetch and Winter Rye