Archive of ‘Mulch Gardening’ category

Kitchen Garden Work

| garden, In the Garden, Mulch Gardening


{Farm Scene #4} Traditionally our Memorial Day weekend is marked by getting the garden in. Last year, because of the weather we pushed it back a week or two, but this morning was such a lovely one and the forecast looks good enough that I do believe we’re in the clear so far as frosts […] Read more…


~Today in the Garden~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, Mulch Gardening


I remember this time of the gardening season. After seed sowing, before the harvest, not quite the calm before the storm. With a larger space to manage this year (x’s 8!), it’s taking me a little longer to get to that calm before the storm point though. That’s where those first post-sowing weeds are all […] Read more…


~Start with the Soil~

| book review, garden, Mulch Gardening, quotes


An exuberantly healthy soil is the cornerstone of a sustainable garden. The virtues bestowed by a living, fertile soil are legion. When we pack the growing earth with organic matter, via thick mulch, self-renewing roots, and buried debris, we’re beckoning the industrious workers of the soil. Worms, tiny beetles and mites, bacteria, fungi, and a […] Read more…


~Berries & Grapes: Bacterial or Fungal?~

| In the Garden, Mulch Gardening, orchard


With all the fruit harvesting we’ve been doing over the last few weeks, I’ve had orchard care and maintenance on the brain.  Among the tools on my to-purchase list for my holistic management arsenal are cold-pressed fish hydrolysate, kaolin clay (for next year though), and neem oil. Although I’d like to get on a spring […] Read more…

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~A Peek Into Our Soil Food Web (VIDEO)~

| 2013 vegetable garden, In the Garden, Mulch Gardening


I received quite a bit of criticism since I have been re-thinking mulch gardening.  I suppose it’s understandable. After all, the Back to Eden garden does look amazing, the gardener has years of experience with wood chip mulching, and all I’ve done is read a book. After reading the book, authored by gardeners with a life […] Read more…

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