The Dirt on Testing Your Garden Soil

  Whether you are planning a new garden or have well established beds, testing your soil can provide valuable information about your garden’s fertility and help you plan additions of amendments to correct for imbalances and deficiencies. Healthy, fertile soil is the foundation of a productive garden. Photo by Author. Soil is comprised of inorganic mineral material, decomposed organic matter, and air space. Healthy soils are home to complex communities of microorganisms, fungi, insects, plant roots, and other organisms. Soil is often described as a “world underground’ because of the Read More …

If gardening brings me a bushel of peace–I’ll take it!

An unknown author reportedly said, “Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.’ I appreciate this because I am a psychologist, however, it is truly my goal to be a good gardener.   I gardened with my father and mother when I was a child growing up in Colorado.   We had a very large rose garden and I learned how to prune them and prepare the plants for the Colorado  winter.   My father taught me the basics of gardening vegetables. As a side note, my father just Read More …