March 2012


Choosing a Garden Style – Raised Garden Beds

Square Foot Gardens Image courtesy KoryeLogan One step up from a container garden is the square foot garden style. Square foot gardening is a simplified garden system developed by Mel Bartholemew in the late 1970’s which has gained increasing popularity throughout the United States.  Being an engineer, Mel worked out…


Soil Improvement for Vegetable Gardening

There is no vegetable garden in the world that cannot use and benefit from improvements to the soil. Soil improvements can be made in three ways: Mulching: materials are added on top of the garden to retain moisture, and protect the underlying soil from erosion, sun, etc. Amendments: nutrient-dense organic…