Book Review (Double) Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Fungi

Teaming with Microbes:  The Organic Growers Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis and Teaming with Fungi:  The Organic Growers Guide to Mycorrhizae by Lowenfels alone are two must reads for the modern gardener. Incredibly well researched, these books provide an extensive overview of soil food webs and microbial life,Continue reading “Book Review (Double) Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Fungi”

Resource – My Favorite Gardening Youtube Channels

Here are a few gardening channels from Youtube that I find useful, practical, and informative.  There are many other great channels out there that I’m probably leaving out, but these are the ones that I come back to time and time again when I want to learn or review something.   The Gardening Channel With JamesContinue reading “Resource – My Favorite Gardening Youtube Channels”

Product Review – Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm

First the disclaimer.  I am in no way affiliated with Back to the Roots or their products and I’m not making money through this review.  I’ve been curious about these kits for some time and have really wanted to try it.  Finally, a couple weeks ago I picked up a kit, and it delivered!  WithContinue reading “Product Review – Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm”

Gardening Resources: Cheap or Free

Gardening can be a very expensive hobby.  Between buying soil, plants, containers, compost, mulch, supports, tools, and other gardening needs and wants gardeners end up spending a boatload.  Some years I think I spent way more money on growing food than I would have spent if I just bought the food at the supermarket (theContinue reading “Gardening Resources: Cheap or Free”

Easy Gardening Skill – Air Layer Propagation

Today we’re looking at another form of asexual propagation, air layer propagation.  We’ve already talked about propagation through cuttings, and this is similar in that when we are done, we’ll have genetically identical clones of the plant we started out with.  This is my first time doing it, but it seems pretty simple, although I’mContinue reading “Easy Gardening Skill – Air Layer Propagation”

Making a Batch of Fruit Wine

I just started making fruit wine a little over a year ago.  It was actually on memorial day weekend of 2019 that I started.  I just started my 4th batch of wine, and for the first time ever I’ve got 2 batches going at the same time (I’m not counting bottle aging in this).  IContinue reading “Making a Batch of Fruit Wine”