Soil test results and using the fertilizer calculator

  It’s planting time!   Here’s a refresher on using the fertilizer calculator. My test results for the high tunnel told me I needed to add all of the major nutrients-N, P, and K as well as lime. N is nitrogen which primarily promotes healthy leaves. P is phosphorus for good roots, and K is potassium[…]

Seed starting 101

There is increased interest in gardening right now, so here is seed starting 101 LIGHT is the key ingredient. Whether it’s a shop light, a rope of leds, or a bright light bulb. Usually just a sunny window is NOT enough. Keep the light about 1-2 inches above the leaves. My lights are on a[…]

It’s almost planting time!

We talked about using the broad fork for bed preparation in our “Grow More Vegetable” classes. Here are some pictures I took last spring.  Mid to late March is the time to start planting peas, spinach, kale, carrots and cabbage outside.  The row cover is handy in case we get a cold snap. The large[…]