Monthly Archive: April, 2014

That’s Amore: Lasagna Gardening

When the moon hits your eye Like a big pizza pie, that’s amore That’s amore When the world seems to shine Like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore . . . Sing… Continue reading

A Necessary Evil: Guidelines for Roto-Tilling

A Necessary Evil is defined as: Something that is undesirable but must be accepted.  Like Taxes, Government, War, Work, Marriage, or Roto-tilling.  If you must roto-till, then here are some guidelines to help minimize… Continue reading

INCREDIBLE, UNSTOPPABLE TITAN OF TERROR! The Rototiller

Tilling of the soil has been a mainstay of agriculture and civilization.  It’s part of a culture; depicted throughout the ages in art and literature.  In fact, the great American statesman, Daniel Webster… Continue reading

16 Tons and What Do You Get? Double-Digging

Double-Digging. For those of you not quite familiar with double-digging, let me fill you in. Double-digging is a dirty, sweaty, tiring, backbreaking way to prepare your garden bed for planting. I hate thinking… Continue reading

April/May’s DWV

This Month’s Word is: cul·ti·va·tion. \kŭl′tə-vā′shən\ (noun) (m.1 Agriculture):  the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants; and the preparation of ground to promote their growth.

March Wind-Down

A last word (for now) about companion plantings: If you have relied heavily in the past on store-bought fertilizers and pesticides to keep your garden in check, and want to get away from… Continue reading