Fall is the time we usually start to clean up our gardens and rake the falling leaves. It is also the perfect time to start a compost pile.
Did you know your compost pile is also a chemistry project? Because all organic matter is made up of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N), it is extremely important to balance these two elements in your compost pile.
As the air gets chillier and fall approaches, it is important to take the necessary steps to prepare your garden for the changing seasons ahead. Some time spent now will pay off with a healthier, happier summer garden in 2015.
Everyone hates to see the end of summer but it can be especially tough for gardeners. Now is the time of the summer when your garden starts to wear down. It doesn’t rain as much. The heat can be overbearing. Your plants become weak and susceptible to pests. Although it may sound counterintuitive, now is the time to bring on the bugs! At least some bugs, that is…Having good bugs, beneficial insects, in your garden will keep pests like aphids at bay and extend the life of your garden.
Please join us on Saturday, August 23, 2014 for Stockslager’s Greenhouse Jamboree from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.