Category: Soil Amendment

Aquaponics @ C&L Farms – Update 2

Hello Everyone!  Here’s a quick post on the Aquaponics system progress. We spent a couple hours digging the sump tank in the greenhouse.  This is backbreaking work but we wanted to have the sump tank below grade to utilize as much of the greenhouse space as we can.  The liner will be ordered soon as [Continue]

Garden Blog status….finally

I’m sorry to all of my readers for being MIA the last month or so.  I have been busy with my wife’s new business venture, Twisty Stitches – Arts & Crafts with a Twisty Stitch!, and have totally neglected my own blog. Don’t worry though, I have not forgotten to plant my garden or spend [Continue]

To Do List Keeps Growing

I know I’ve been slacking a little bit on the blog posts but I have a good excuse.  I will outline this excuse to you below in the hopes that you will forgive me for not posting enough great articles for all to read. To Do List Design and build a new flower bed in [Continue]

Planning Your Garden – Sun and Shade – Crop Timing

Consider Sun and Shade Requirements In general, plants described as requiring “full sun” (most vegetable plants fall under this category) need at least six hours of exposure to direct sunlight daily. “Part sun” or “semi-shade” plants flourish where periods of direct sunlight alternate with periods of shade, or where the sunlight is filtered by an [Continue]

TroyBilt Super Bronco Tiller has Arrived!

Well, the day has come…finally.  I am the proud owner of another Troybilt Super Bronco garden tiller and I couldn’t wait to put it through its paces.  The garden tiller arrived Saturday morning and after unpacking it, attaching the handle, and adding some fluids, it has been used to plow up two small garden plots. [Continue]

Meet my neighbors

Hello all, We have been debating whether we should move the vegetable garden that we built next to the swimming pool to a larger area outside of the safety of the fence.  If you have been following this blog then you are probably already aware of the nice raised beds that we built last Spring [Continue]

To Compost or Not to Compost

I have always wanted to build a compost bin so I can harvest “black gold” for my garden vegetables.  But, this concept has alluded me for years now.  I know it is supposed to be very easy to compost garden and yard waste (waste as in plant materials), but I have just been too lazy [Continue]

Building Raised Beds

Okay, it’s time to get this party started. The plan for this weekend is to build (2) 4x8x8 raised beds.  I already have the pressure treated wood (see previous post about the type of pressure treated wood used) and will be assembling them this weekend.  It’s really easy to build the beds with little to [Continue]

My Vegetable Gardening Journey Begins…

Greetings to all of my gardening friends. My name is Chris and I have decided to start writing about my gardening escapades for everyone to read.  I am hoping to provide some humor as well as practical tips to my readers that describe my gardening journey. My wife and I are looking for a new [Continue]