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what to do in the garden in fall

Fall Soil Enhancements

What to give your soil for a successful spring

When the gardening season comes to an end, the average gardener heads for the indoors to hibernate. However, experienced organic gardeners understand that fall is not the time to relax, but a time to work your soil. It is the most important season of the year for soil improvement. What should you put in your soil this fall? There are three types of organic nutrients: finished … Read the rest

seed starter mix

Seed Starter : Making Your Own

For Seed Starting Trays and Pots

Here at Celtic Farm, we start tons of seed in the cold of winter to jump start our flower seedlings and grow some finicky varieties that don’t do well with direct seeding (Like lisianthus and foxglove). Making your own seed starter mix is easy and can save you some money, as well as giving you control over seed growth.

For every gardener and farmer, you will have an opinion … Read the rest

Soil types and texture

Soil Type: Knowing This Key to A Healthy Garden

Are you Loamey, Sandy or Clayey?

Knowing your soil type, typically called texture, is a key bit of information any gardener should know and understand. In this post I’ll continue my focus on soil (you can read about soil pH here: Understanding soil pH), and provide some insight into what soil texture means for your garden.

What is Soil Texture?

Soil texture is really a determination of the “grittiness” of your soil, or the … Read the rest

soil ph testing

How To Do a pH Soil Test

Measuring You Soil’s pH

Mother Earth is not always ready to receive your plants, and soil pH and makeup can be the difference between success, mediocre results and failure in the garden. This is the first in a series of posts on soil, and how it is the most important growth factor for healthy plants in your garden and landscape.

What is pH?

Ah, pH brings back memories of high school and chemistry where I … Read the rest

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