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
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
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