Entries Tagged as 'Fertilizer'

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Outdoor Gardening Things To Do In The Winter

  It is January and though it is winter for many of us there are still a few outdoor gardening things we can do. If your ground is not frozen, you can still take soil tests  – take separate tests for lawns, vegetable and flower gardens or shrub borders. You can get your soil test […]

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Fallen Leaves – A Fine Fertilizer

  TheGardenLady received this question from Ruth: Is it true that fallen leaves can make good fertilizer? If the leaves can be used as fertilizer what are the benefits? Is it wise to mow/use as mulch the fallen leaves? Fallen leaves make excellent fertilizer. This is nature’s way of making fertilizer without help from mankind; […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Vermicomposting for everyone – even in classrooms

TheGardenLady received these questions about vermicomposting from Ashley – I have recently started a barrel composter. It is a modified 55 gallon foodsafe drum/barrel that is working nicely. Can I add worms to this? Because it is off the ground they will not enter natually, and I have been hearing so much about the benifits […]

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Composting and Worms

TheGardenLady received emails from two people asking questions that are similar. I will try to answer both together as well as saying a few words separately to each. Laura King wrote: I wanted to know more about composting and what kinds of things I can put in it. I heard so many different things, I know […]

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

The chemical/organic fertilizer debate

Here is a question from Micah and his wife  about growing plants in general. Whether it’s about the lawn or potted plants, my wife thinks it is good to use chemicals like Miracle Grow and anti-weed fertilizer. What are your thoughts?  I’m a “natural” guy while my wife is an artificial supplement girl.  Who is […]