OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) is a great resource for backyard food growers who want to grow the best food possible. Backyard gardeners don’t have to worry about if it is organic when they use OMRI Listed products.
Store bought potting soil sellers have sterilized their soil to kill the bugs in it. You probably don’t want bugs crawling out of your plants and around your house. You can make unlimited amounts of sterile potting soil with this recipe and a gas grill.
In Building Soils Naturally, Phil Nauta’s (a.k.a the Smiling Gardener) builds a case for the idea that the secret to having healthy plants is “great” soil. Then he explains how to make great soil. READ BOOK REVIEW >>
There are dozens of soil building techniques you can use to start an organic garden. I’ve tried most of them, and in my view, these three are the most important to take care of first …
Chicken tillers are NOT a brand of tiller. It’s smart people using their chicken to clear and fertilize their backyard garden to get ready for the season, and the chickens like it!
Read this article to learn more about cover crop, a very cost effective way to add nitrogen and organic material to soil for better plant growth.