Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.
Some plants absorb excess nitrates or oxalates from the soil and store them in plant tissues. Toxicity problems can occur in animals which feed on these plants.
If you have trouble getting other green beans to germinate in early May because of cold soil, try planting a patch of scarlet runner beans first before your pole and bush green beans.
Asparagus, beets, carrots and summer squash are some of the vegetables you can grow along the coast. Learn what to watch out for in a region known for cooler temperatures.
How to properly incorporate grains into an entire farm. Includes suggestions for rotations on various types of farms.
Water-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.