Worm Castings

The Scoop on Soil Amendments

Soil Amendments and the Small Garden The subject of natural soil amendments can be quite extensive and complex.  We will try to keep it simple and concentrate on natural nutritional soil amendments. Our focus is on small space gardening and we use balcony gardening as a common model.  With this in mind, there will usually […]

3 Essentials for High Quality Potting Soil

Tips for selecting a good potting soil If you want to grow just a few really good plants in a smaller space and do not want to spend a lot of time in researching, shopping and mixing your own soils, then you may want to just buy some high end pre-mixed potting soil and get […]

Planning for a Small Space Garden

The core issue here is the limited space, almost everything, from the space to the containers to the tools are smaller than the common backyard garden. This will affect the other key issues such as what to plant (smaller varieties), where to plant (pots, boxes, and walls), and when to plant (succession or rotation planting). Here we will […]

Fall is a Good Time to Transplant Your Inside Green Friends Too!

It’s the beginning of autumn and I like it! Fall is a natural transition time to move my gardening focus from outside to inside. And I love my little indoor green planet – we get cozy over the winter.Fall is a great cue to take a look at your houseplants because you’re probably going to […]

Evolution of a New Garden!

It’s time to share the story of my front yard, small as it is. I often find myself saying to people these days as they arriving at or leaving my home, “isn’t that amazing”!  I’m not often taken to bragging but am somewhat amazed myself, as I often am when wonder at the ability of […]

The Right Time For Worm Castings

A couple weeks ago at a nearby outdoor growers market a woman I was talking to stated that, “we wouldn’t be alive without worms”.  I chuckled thinking that was an interesting thought and perhaps a bit exaggerated. But then a few seconds later quickly agreed with her. Worms are essential for growing things in all […]