When we moved to California from Massachusetts, we traded our stunning half-acre yard for a concrete patio with a raised garden bed – and we were pretty lucky to get that! We had a massive compost bin in Massachusetts, and I learned to really appreciate that nutrient rich soil for gardening! Our raised garden beds here have really poor soil (most of the soil in our area isn’t … [Read more...] about Urban composting
In my previous update on my Home Depot sponsored organic gardening series, things were not looking very good. Local animals had chewed our Swiss Chard to the bone, consumed every single pea plant, and even one tomato plant! The obvious solution was to put netting or fencing around the garden. I wasn’t thrilled with that idea, because I plant my garden primarily for my kids, and … [Read more...] about Animals, Pepper, and Organic Gardening
One of the challenges of organic gardening is dealing with animals. Here are some of the steps we've taken to protect our organic garden. We have been planting a garden in these planters for several years, but our organic plants must be especially tempting to animals, because they are eating our plants, for the first time ever! We have done organic gardening with heirloom … [Read more...] about Organic Gardening: Dealing with Animals
Planting Our Organic Garden We are growing an organic garden this year with some help from The Home Depot – who decided to sponsor a series on organic gardening on my blog! It’s a lot of fun to have a gardening budget! We have been practicing organic gardening for the past few years, but this series is giving me a chance to get more serious about it. There are some … [Read more...] about Organic Gardening with Kids: Planting
I’m very thrilled to be partnering with The Home Depot for a series on organic gardening this spring! We started gathering our organic vegetable gardening supplies last fall, when we raked up our leaves: Jumping in the leaves is super fun, it’s fantastic exercise, AND it compacts the leaves so that they fit in the compost bin a little better! We put them in our compost … [Read more...] about Organic Gardening: Do You Have an Organic Garden?