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Straw Bale Gardening

There’s no shortage of straw bales in Southwest Virginia, which is good news for fans of organic gardening. Though not used as frequently as compost or fertilizer, straw bales can help rectify problems associated with nutrient-poor soil. 497 more words


Gardening in Rocky Soil

Here in the Blue Ridge, rocky soil is generally unavoidable past a certain altitude. At the bottom of the valley, soil may be softer and more amendable to a wide variety of plants, but up towards craggy mountain peaks, there’s no such luck. 398 more words

In-Garden 2017 Experiment Results

I’ve been MIA now for 2 months because I have been very busy with other pressing matters and sadly I have not had as much garden time as I would like. 297 more words

Soil Amendments

Choose the Right Soil Amendments for Your Gardening Needs from Soil Building Systems, Inc.

Soil amendments are one of the most important aspects to maintain the garden in a healthy and worry-free state. They help in improving the fertility and texture of the soil. 296 more words

Baron Ablon

Tips from Mark Burton: Soil Conditioners

Here in Southwest Virginia, thick and compact clay soil dominates yards and gardens. Clay soil, while amendable to many native species of plants, can give gardeners and landscapers trouble when it comes to adding new plantings. 429 more words

Applying a Boost

May 23, 2017

Today, the horses and I applied soil amendments to the corn ground. We got chased off by the weather on the day we planted. 358 more words

Small Farming

Composting - Part 4: Supercharging Your Compost with Biochar

Activating Your Biochar

This is part four of my series on composting. As all aspects covered so far are vital, so too is today’s topic. You’ve probably never heard of the material called biochar but it’s basically charcoal or burned wood. 362 more words

Soil Amendments