Author: Sarah McCall

  • pH Ranges Preferred by Fruit

    pH Ranges Preferred by Fruit

    Fruit also prefer to grow in  soil which has a certain pH. As mentioned in previous posts, all plants have a preferred pH range; that is, every plant must be planted in  soil that has the amount of acidity or alkalinity it prefers. Only then can it absorb all the needed nourishment from the soil.…

  • Companion Planting Chart for Veggies

    Companion Planting Chart for Veggies

    CERTAIN VEGETABLES WHEN PAIRED UP FOR COMPANION PLANTING ARE EXCELLENT MATCHES WHILE A FEW DO NOT WORK WELL TOGETHER. It has been known for centuries that some plants grow better when certain other plants are growing nearby. Science has gradually discovered the reasons why some combinations of plants are successful, but for other combinations which are…

  • Soil pH Preferred by Veggies & Herbs

    Soil pH Preferred by Veggies & Herbs

    Every vegetable, flower, herb, tree, shrub has a preferred soil pH range.  If your plants are not growing well, perhaps the problem is that the  soil does not have the proper pH for it. So if you have a meter, you can quickly find out the pH of the soil in question, then check this…

  • How Do Plants Grow?

    How Do Plants Grow?

    DO YOU KNOW HOW PLANTS GROW? . . .HOW THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF A PLANT WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THE PLANT GROW? I can almost see your reaction!!! However, we sometimes forget that plants are composed of many parts and that if one of those parts is not healthy, the plant will not survive.  In…

  • Worm Castings – How well does it work?

    Worm Castings – How well does it work?

    This spring (May, 2023) I got the surprise of my life! I had always believed that having worms in my garden or plant soil brings much to the soil for many reasons, one of them being that worm castings is the nourishment par excellence for the plants. But I had not realized to what extent worm castings can…

  • Soil pH Meter/Testers

    Soil pH Meter/Testers

    IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SOIL PH METER SO THAT YOU CAN INSTANTLY READ YOUR SOIL’S PH ON A REGULAR BASIS. WHY? One of the easiest, cheapest,  and fastest way to test your soil’s pH is to use a soil tester, also known as a soil meter, which is  available at most garden centres or…

  • Soil Problem Solutions

    Soil Problem Solutions

    TIPS TO HELP YOU SOLVE SOIL PROBLEMS Soil problems occur when your soil’s pH level is either too high or too low, when the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium is incorrectly balanced or when you have improper soil drainage. Testing your soil (explanation found in previous post) was your first step. Now you have received the results…

  • Caring For Indoor Plants

    Caring For Indoor Plants

    CARING FOR INDOOR/HOUSE PLANTS demands that attention be given to  just a few things: watering, feeding, lighting, temperature, humidiy, and repotting. If you follow these tips, you will find the job easy. 1. Watering Your plants The number one house plant killer is overwatering. Sometimes if your soil is of good quality, it may look as…

  • Organic Lawn Care

    Organic Lawn Care

    ORGANIC LAWN CARE IS AN EASY-TO-FOLLOW SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO A BEAUTIFUL LAWN. You may think that without the use of insecticides and pesticides one would have difficulty growing lush grass.  Not so. Insecticides and pesticides destroy the ecosystem in the soil: the worms, microorganisms and microorganisms that live in the soil and keep it alive…

  • Deep Root Watering

    Deep Root Watering

    DEEP ROOT WATERING YOUR PLANTS IN YOUR GARDEN CAN SAVE YOU TIME, WATER, AND MONEY. Most importantly, however, deep root watering promotes lush and vigorous growth. Here’s how Bill Watson explains deep root watering. Deep Root Watering your plants can be easily done and should be practiced for many reasons: 1. Deep root watering promotes lush and vigorous growth,…