Tag Archives: fertilizer

Soil Testing Results and a Plan

Late last year I talked about my program to improve our garden soil here at Happy Acres. Based on spotty performance in certain areas, I was concerned the soil was losing fertility, and I needed to come up with an … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Improving Our Soil

I’ve gone through a lot of different phases as a gardener. I started out being heavily influenced by the PBS television series Crockett’s Victory Garden. The host, James Crockett, was a huge fan of compost, and he called his three-bin … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Another Reason Not To Use Scotts Miracle-Gro

I generally avoid using quick fix chemical fertilizers in the garden. I prefer to enrich the soil using compost, manure and other organic materials that feed the soil organisms slowly, thereby giving a slow and steady long term boost to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Misc Rants | Tagged , | 15 Comments