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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

Soil Amendments

A soil amendment is any material added to a soil to improve its physical properties, such as water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration and structure. 890 more words

Urban Farming

Soil test

I’m planning to start seeds soon. Currently, the yard is rife with hedges, birds of paradise plants, and other shrubs (as well as weeds) that I don’t care much for. 232 more words

Garden Preparation

Modify Your Soil’s pH Level Naturally

It’s all about creating an optimum foundation in which to grow now isn’t it?

Soil pH measures how acidic or alkaline the soil makeup is. The pH scale can run from 1 through 14 while 7 is neutral. 133 more words

Urban Farming