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Moving the rose

My Ruby Anniversary rose was on the edge of the forest garden because when I bought it that was the best place to plant it. However, I now want to build a hugel bed in that position – and besides I didn’t enjoy being pricked when I walked past it to get to the strawberries and beyond. 167 more words


A tale of two bed-cities, ptII

The second method I experimented with for soil improvement/weed suppression is cover cropping.

Method 2: Cover Cropping! Exclamation Point!

Cover cropping is a fancy way of saying: planting something in an area and then later digging it into the soil to improve it. 539 more words

The Back 40

A tale of two bed-cities - pt1

I have this one really problematic area at the back of my yard (The Back 40) that causes me no end of grief with weeds, as well as yucky, clumpy soil. 518 more words


Spring Gardening

Meaford Public Library hosted the slide presentation Gardens Awake: Spring Gardening on April 21, 2016. The notes may be downloaded and printed here:

Gardens Awake Presentation Notes


Mulch is my middle name

It started innocently enough. Our next-door neighbors ordered some delivered mulch from the local landscaping place, and asked if we wanted a bit. (There’s a delivery minimum, so it makes sense to lump orders together). 406 more words

Soil & Amendments

Spring Application

April 3, 2016

We were hauling compost until the rains and now snow have made the fields too wet. We do not spread manure or compost on fields that are wet or snow covered. 94 more words

Small Farming

Choosing an Amendment

Factors to Consider When Choosing an Amendment

There are at least four factors to consider in selecting a soil amendment:

Urban Farming