Chicken Manure: Turning Waste Into Quality Fertilizer

Chicken with plants

Fertilizing is one of the most important parts of gardening. Like people and animals, plants have to eat as well. Spurred by this, people are becoming interested and involved in organic fertilizers. One of the oldest and probably most well-known is chicken manure. In many areas, chicken manure is readily available. This is in part … Read more

Clay Soil: Tips for Amending & Improving Your Soil

Cracked clay soil

When I was growing up my Mom always complained to my Dad about her garden and flower beds.  She would say things like “Nothing grows in this red dirt!”, or “I’m not planting anything this year, it never grows!” I always thought Mom just didn’t have a green thumb. Fast forward about twenty years, and now … Read more

Plant Nutrients Explained: Everything You Ever Need To Know

Ready for a test? With paper and pencil, make a list of ALL nutrients that plants need to grow properly. We’ll wait…no cheating! Here’s the list to check yourself against: Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium Calcium Magnesium Sulfur Chlorine Copper Manganese Iron Boron Molybdenum Zinc Carbon Hydrogen Oxygen There are more elements here than you listed, I … Read more