Thursday, April 18, 2013

Event with Caleb Warnock

Caleb Warnock with be doing an hour presentation on gardening at an Emergency Preparedness Event on April 27th at 3pm at 950 East 850 North, American Fork, Utah.  The event goes from 1-4pm and will have many other presentations from 1-3pm.  The event coordinators have graciously invited anyone to attend. 

Caleb is the author of the three books:
The Forgotten Self Survival Skills Used by the Mormon Pioneers
The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast
Backyard Winter Gardening

Monday, April 15, 2013

Organic Methods by our Members

I have a new Page on the right hand side of the website called Organic Methods by our Members.  Send me your tested and true ideas for organic fertilization, pest control and disease control and I'll keep them posted there.  We have one already submitted by Kassie on how to increase calcium for your tomatoes to prevent blossom-end rot.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Soil Health and Nutrients

I've been doing some research and trying to simplify and put all in one place; information about the nutrients our plants need in the soil, how to spot deficiencies, and how to organically supply these nutrients to my plants.

I've created a page called Minerals That Plants Need, please look under Pages on the right hand side and click on it to view.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Nature's Rototiller

If you have hard, compacted soil that you want to aerate and loosen, you can plant nature's own rototiller - the Daikon Radish.  This tough radish will grow deep into your compacted soil, breaking up the hard subsurface soil layers and bringing up minerals and micronutrients from the subsoil that shallow-rooted crops have a hard time reaching.  Put a couple of inches of good compost as a top layer and it get those nutrients down in your soil and speed up your soil amending.  All this without dragging up weed seeds like tilling does!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

List of Potato Leaf Tomato Varieties

Potato Leaf Tomato varieties will cross pollinate by insects which makes them difficult to save pure seed from.  Regular, or Tomato Leaf varieties are self pollinating and the risk of cross pollination is low.

This website is a fairly comprehensive list of Potato Leaf varieties.  Please note that there are 2 pages to this list.