To Do In The Northwest Edible Garden: April 2014

To Do April Garden

It’s April. Spring, persistently, nudges out winter, but the weather back and forth at this time of year can be trying to the gardener who eager to get out there and sink their hands into soil. Here in the Northwest we have it easy compared to much of the nation which remains buried in the [Continue Reading...]

Build vs. Buy – A Garden Soil Dilemma

Build vs. Buy Garden Soil (1)

We’ve all been there, out of room and eager to expand the garden. That sod starts to look like the enemy and eventually the only question is, do you smother the grass with whatever you can find, or do you buy ready-to-go soil and get your seedlings in the ground asap? Build vs. Buy, a [Continue Reading...]

Improve Your Soil With Chemical Exudates (It’s Not What You Think)

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Guest post by Kelly Scott of Sweet Bay Farm. Thanks Kelly! The more I learn about farming, the more I realize that plants are truly wondrous things.  It’s easy to think plants are boring and passive.  After all, they just sit there. But here’s some news!  Plants are powerful chemists and very active participators in their [Continue Reading...]