The Accidental Discovery That Vastly Improved My Soil
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The Accidental Discovery That Vastly Improved My Soil

In all my years of plant collection, I have not found a more important topic to discuss other than soil health. No matter how good your plant is, if you have unhealthy soil, there’s no environment for your plant to thrive.  Recently, several people have reached out to me with bitter complaints about how expensive…

Transform Your Garden with Straw Mulch: Tips and Tricks

Transform Your Garden with Straw Mulch: Tips and Tricks

Straw is an incredible and magic resource for your garden. It provides so many benefits like improving soil quality, controlling weed pressure, and locking in moisture, just to name a few. In my opinion, everyone could benefit from adding straw mulch to their garden and I’m here to convince you why. I’ll be covering everything…

Vermicompost: 7 Clever Ways to Use It in Your Garden

Vermicompost: 7 Clever Ways to Use It in Your Garden

Vermicompost, worm compost, worm tea, worm castings… whatever you call it, it’s good for the garden, and it’s super simple to make at home.  Vermicompost, the by-product of worms breaking down your food waste, is a brilliant moisture-retentive, nutrient-rich source of nutrients for any garden plant, but it’s particularly useful in the vegetable garden. Most…

Can You Use Sawdust as Mulch? Here’s What You Need to Know

Can You Use Sawdust as Mulch? Here’s What You Need to Know

There are a lot of discussions in the gardening world about whether or not sawdust is a suitable mulching material. Some say it’s great for weed suppression and moisture retention while others say it can do more harm than good. So, what’s the right answer? In short, yes, sawdust can be used as mulch. As…