Monthly Archives: October 2020

Types Of Basil

It may not be well known, but basil is part of the mint family, or family Lamiaceae. The most common type used in cooking is sweet basil, which has been used for thousand of years in Italian dishes. There is almost no limit to making great dishes using basil when there is 150 different varieties. […]

Growing Herbs in Your Square Foot Garden – Basil

Growing herbs, especially basil, in your square foot garden is an excellent way to have a kitchen garden right outside your back door. Herbs mixed with fresh vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, leeks, and beets is easy to do with Mel Bartholomew’s method of square foot gardening. avocado fertilizer If you haven’t picked-up a […]

Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition

Dating back to 7000 B. C., zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) is native to Central and South America. Sometimes called by the nickname “Italian Squash,” zucchini was brought to North America by its southern neighbours. Early European explorers introduced zucchini to Italy and other countries in Europe. Italians initially grew zucchini for their sweet, edible blossoms, later […]

Shade-Tolerant Vines for Garden Obelisks

It’s not possible in every yard to put a garden obelisks in a spot that gets full-sun all day long. In those cases, use vines that are shade-tolerant to plant around your garden structures. These vines will happily grow and climb up obelisks, trellises, arbors, or pergolas, creating an element in your garden that is […]

Garden Soil Biology – Living Components Of Soils

Soil biology is the living components of the soil. A healthy soil has a relationship to the plants you grow, along with air and water quality. Arthropods, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa and earthworms all have a relationship in a healthy soil. Arthropods are invertebrates that make the home in soil. They range in size from […]