A Cook's Garden by Barbara Damrosch: Latest Column and Archive - The Washington Post I especially like the Seafood Feast for your garden article. It gives hope for heading off root knot nematode infested soil.
Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly.
6 Tips for Building Soil for Your Raised Garden Beds and Planters. building productive soil for your garden beds and planters – while there are some differences based on locale, these tips pretty much apply anywhere…
Girl Scout friends: The Pumpkin Project. Open a pumpkin, add soil & water & watch the seeds already inside the pumpkin grow. Also links to other activities to teach about & observe the pumpkin life cycle.
idagold mustard cover crop 2 Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm.
Beneficial Garden Insects - Predators hunt, attack, and kill their prey. Encourage these natural enemies by avoiding pesticides that kill them; choosing plants that provide them pollen, nectar, and shelter; and keeping ants out of pest infested plants.