You can grow sprouts in soil or in water. water is far easier, but produces an inferior product. i'll write about soil first.
The best way to undertake sprouts in soil is to use a cardboard box. If you are using sandy loam, such as that which is found around here, especially any soil with poor drainage, you'll want to cover the seed with less soil than those soils with more drainage, such as sandy soils. clay soils are inappropriate for sprouts.
Soils that do not drain well are…Continue
Added by Meadowlark Cooperative on March 9, 2011 at 8:29am — No Comments
It is appropriate to plant a field with what will earn you the most money or pleasure, or with what will best provide for the needs of your household. Raspberries accomplish all three of these goals and, with minimal care, are ready for the rigors of Colorado.
Drs. J. Reich, H. Hughes and J.E. Ells of Colorado State University (http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07001.html) report that on average a 25…Continue
Added by Meadowlark Cooperative on February 28, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments
Planting a grape can be difficult. You have so many choices on how to support the vines. Do you string it along a fence, or inside an arbor? Most people never consider wedding it to a tree. When trees are about 6 feet tall, plant a grape at their base, and train the grape to climb the trunk and the lower branches. The grapes love the partial shade of the tree, and the tree loves the shelter of the grape leaves. They support each other as they grow! Like a human marriage, they become…Continue
Added by Meadowlark Cooperative on February 20, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments
Tires make excellent animal pens for your four legged friends, as well as for ducks, geese and other birds that do not fly! After calling the EPA, we learned that they are not even a hazard to the soil around them (but you probably don't want to plant into them). The shelter in the pen keeps out snow and rain, and was constructed out of waste lumber, an old tarp and plenty of new screws and new 1 inch washers, a total…
Added by Meadowlark Cooperative on February 20, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
When your garden is very compacted from water, or worse, from water and neighborhood children (and sometimes clueless neighbors) walking through it, here’s what to do.
First put up a visual barrier so that the people know that it is not a good place to walk. A line of blocks, or even old tires works great. Then, improve the barrier so that they actually cannot walk there. A fence is good for this, but simply stacking the blocks or old tires taller will do as well.
Added by Meadowlark Cooperative on February 14, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments