Soil for raised vegetable bed

What type of soil would you recommend for raised vegetable beds ( both existing and new bed) using traditional growing methods? I would like try square foot gardening technique . What type of soil would you recommend? I would also…

Compost vs. Manure

What are the differences between compost and manure, in terms of the effects of amending soil? Most gardeners recommend using compost or make your own compost, but for someone who doesn’t want to do it by myself, I find compost…

Earthworm counts

I would like to do a simple DIY soil earth worm counts in my vegetable garden beds. What is the best time in the year to do this test? what should the temperature of the soil be when performing this…

Reuse Outdoor Container Soil for Vegetables

Hi there. I’d like to know if there is a way to safely reuse outdoor container soil. Last year we grew a number of vegetables in containers in our small greenhouse and around the backyard. The soil was purchased in…

Garden Bed Creation

Hi there, My property is covered with various plants and trees which have flourished over the years except in one area. The curved garden bed (see attached file) between my patio area and my neighbour’s chain link fence hasn’t provided…

Vegetable garden soil

Should I add sand to an existing veggie garden bed? Some recommend peat moss, sheep manure and compost. What is the best ratio? What type of ingredients should I add to a new veggie bed? What is the best ratio?…

tiny red bugs

. My friend has an in home worm compost and she gave me some soil for my indoor plants I noticed these really tiny red bugs and I can not seem to find much information about them and so I…

Peat Moss and Coir Alternatives for Seed Starting?

Hello! I am excited to start vegetables from seed this winter/spring. I was wondering if a seed starting mix exists or can be made that uses neither peat moss nor coir? Coir seems like a great, sustainable alternative to peat…