Monday, March 27, 2017

14 Reasons Why Raised Beds are the Best Way to Garden

Raised bed gardening is not a new concept. Traditional gardeners used to double dig their beds to form rectangular or circular mounds 1-1 ½ ft. high, with sloping edges. A standard practice in areas receiving plenty of rain, it ensured good drainage, besides providing a bit of extra space for growing vegetables.
Source: 14 Reasons Why Raised Beds are the Best Way to Garden:

Monday, March 13, 2017

Garden Diary - March 12, 2017

It's been a few weeks since I planted a small container garden. Here are the updated pictures:

Some critter took out the kale and broccoli transplants.

I can almost harvest the kale in this pot. Nasturtiums are coming along nicely.

Again with the kale, it is also possible to see the carrot seedlings in this container.

There are some carrot seedlings growing under the canopy of the scented geranium leaves.

Another good looking container; this one with broccoli, cabbage and cilantro. Nasturtiums are clearly visible in the front left.


This container got knocked over by an elderly driver, but it has bounced back nicely. All the seedlings that were in here did not survive the accident though

Large pot 1 is filling out nicely.

Large pot 2 is just going nuts. The plants in this container are growing tall and spindly, though. Probably not getting enough light.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Humanure: The Next Frontier in Composting

I love to experiment. I just don't know if this is an experiment my wife will allow.  But this article, in its own way, makes sense:

The gleaming white commode, a mainstay of modern civilization, is not something most folks question. But anyone who does stop to ponder why we flush our feces and urine into nearby streams and rivers (albeit via a wastewater treatment plant) quickly sees that this is a rather daft arrangement.
How can you argue with that logic? Please read on.

Humanure: The Next Frontier in Composting - Modern Farmer