Garden Ecology: The importance of Fungi in the flower garden — Honey Pot Flowers – the Garden at Waverley

We may not notice the presence of fungi in the garden for most of the year but in the autumn the reproductive part, the mushroom, begins to appear around the garden. There is such huge variety of forms and species that beginning to understand them more can be both challenging and fascinating. A brief introduction […]

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Soil Testing at Home (pH) — Living Sustainably in Unit 3

I’m going to put my agronomist hat on for a few posts! I’m going to do a series of posts about what we (as urban farmers) can do to make more informed decisions about our crops. For my job, I recommend that farmers/growers get soil tests before planting their crops. Without getting a soil test, […]

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Soil Testing at Home (The tools!) — Living Sustainably in Unit 3

I probably should have made this post first but I got a little excited! In this post I’ll detail what you need for a DIY soil testing kit that wont break the bank. You’ll be able to find most of these items around the house or at the supermarket. One or two items may be […]

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Sheet Mulching: The Jump Start — Urban Grower Chronicles of Jacqueline Smith

Sheet mulching involves layering organic material so it can decompose over time to become growing medium in a garden space. via Sheet Mulching: The Jump Start — Urban Grower Chronicles of Jacqueline Smith

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