Cover Crops for the Garden

One in the Level 2: Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching the video presentation and reading the articles, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on cover crops for the garden.

Read More...

Using Manure in the Home Garden

Gardeners are always encouraged to incorporate organic matter into their soil. Manures are one good source that can also be used as a fertilizer. But the way that manure is treated and the animal it came from makes a big difference in fertility and how it should be used. To learn more about using manure in the home garden, read this article…

Read More...

Why Test Soil?

How much fertilizer should you use on your lawn or vegetable garden? Do you have sufficient organic matter in your soil? The only way to definitively answer these questions is to take a soil test. The results will help you determine what nutrients your plants should get for optimal growth. Get an introduction to the basics of soil tests in this article…

Read More...