Enjoying a spell of warm weather, work in the garden has been put first and foremost. Especially if we are trying to reach 10k. This week quite a lot of the raised beds went through another succession plantings. Also the guys took this winter transition period to rebuild/replace some of the wood in the raised beds.
:: Raised Bed References ::
Nearly twenty years ago our soil looked like this…… and now it looks like this
The soil was so dry and non absorbant that when water was applied the water would run off like oil. Building soil, naturally and organically, takes time but the overall results are worth it. How did we build the soil? Lots (loads) of mulch (free tree trimming and straw), compost, rock dust, effective mirco organisms, animal and green manure. It took years, but eventually worms returned and the plants health improved.
:: Building Healthy Soil References ::
The journal readership has increased thanks to the recent reposting of the Natural Home & Garden magazine, the recent photo spread in Mother Earth News and fellow travelers and homegrown revolutionaries in the blogsphere that have joined the 100 Ft Diet-Victory Garden Challenge.
A warm welcome to all veteran and newbie readers alike. PTF entire site is going… growing through some major improvements so please be patient if there are some problems you are experiencing.
Yes, we are aware that the catergories have dissapeared — there’s still work being done to the journal to optimize your browsing enjoyment. Since yesterday a “search” element has been added, located at the top pf the right side column (under our black cochin’s photo).
Stay tuned for more exciting projects …. and thanks for your support