Susan Vinskofski, from PA, is an avid gardener. Susan is passionate about building soil because she believes that nutrient dense food begins in the soil. Susan blogs about gardening, foraging, real food and natural living.
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Tweet Alfalfa, a perennial flowering legume, is mainly known as an animal feed. But I love it for its many uses in the garden. It can be used in any of its forms:
TweetPerhaps you have some old packets of seed and are wondering if you may use them this year in your garden. Well, that depends. Seeds are best stored in a cool, dry location. If yours were stored in a humid … Continue reading
Tweet“ “Husband,” I said. “I need a trellis for tomato plants.” And this is what he built! It’s generally recommended that tomato plants be staked to keep them up off of the ground and to provide good air circulation. Another … Continue reading
Tweet peat moss Noun A large absorbent moss (genus Sphagnum, family Sphagnaceae) that grows in dense masses on boggy ground, where the lower parts decay. A lowland peat bog. Have you ever explored a bog? It’s a beautiful, eerie, sort … Continue reading
Tweet If there was only one piece of advice I could give to improve your soil, it would be to compost. This dark, crumbly, “black gold”, is made up of decomposing organic matter. It improves your soil and keeps kitchen … Continue reading
TweetAsparagus is one of those love it or hate it vegetables. I love it, as long as it is properly cooked. Overcook it and you get slime. But cooked until just tender, it’s sublime. And roasting it brings out its … Continue reading