Fertilizers have been in fashion for a long time.We know that ancient Romans and Egyptians fertilized crops and scientists have found evidence that fertilizers were in use 8,000 years ago. Since then, agricultural technology has grown by leaps and bounds. In fact, new devices can now turn food scraps into nutrient-rich composted soil in just 24 hours.Composting is already … [Read more...] about Composting food scraps into nutrient-rich dirt in just 24 hours
Planting a herb garden is one of the quickest and easiest ways to add vibrancy to your garden, and it will pull in the pollinators too. Herbs are easy to grow from grocery store herbs, cuttings or division, so you can start a thriving herb garden for practically nothing. … [Read more...] about Easy Herb Garden for Beginners
It might get too cold in Washington, D.C. for the cherry blossoms.But as March moves into April, expect the lovely and hardy daffodil to appear, bright yellow or white, peeking its trumpet head through the snow or cold to ring in the spring. Those dependable spring blooms all have a history. Someone planted them to perk up a corner in the garden or trim a fence. And they … [Read more...] about Time for those lovely daffodils!
It’s a common problem: squash, pumpkin or zucchini (courgette) plants look healthy, they may even be flowering, but they just won’t produce any fruits! There are a number of reasons this might happen, but fortunately the solutions are usually simple. In this video we’ll explore the reasons why your squashes may not be fruiting, and show you what you can do to get them on … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t My Squashes Fruiting?
Flavorsome crops are something we all aspire to – indeed it’s the main reason many of us grow our own fruits and vegetables. But did you realize that how you water has a direct impact on the final taste of your harvests? And that by tweaking your watering you can transform your produce from bland to delicious? … [Read more...] about How to Water for Better Tasting Crops