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Growing plants from seed is not always an easy task. It requires careful planning and proper follow through to germinate and survive long enough to send their nascent roots down into the soil. Though seeds are amazing structures designed to provide everything for a plant to start growing, most of them still need a bit of help to keep them secure from their surroundings. Seed balls, also referred to as …

Growing plants from seed is not always an easy task. It requires careful planning and proper follow through to germinate and survive long enough to send their nascent roots down into the soil. Though seeds are amazing structures designed to provide everything for a plant to start growing, most of them still need a bit of help to keep them secure from their surroundings. Seed balls, also referred to as …

Mosquitoes hate lavender, citronella grass, catnip, basil & lemon scented herbs, pennyroyal (so be sure to crush the leaves to release the scent!!)

Mosquitoes hate lavender, citronella grass, catnip, basil & lemon scented herbs, pennyroyal (so be sure to crush the leaves to release the scent!!)

Kaiser is fanatical about following what he calls the three main rules of soil health: Keep roots in the ground as much as possible. Keep the soil covered as much as possible. And disturb the soil as little as possible. To that end, Kaiser may plow a field once, when first reviving old land for planting. After that, he never plows it again. If a crop bed eventually needs some aeration, the most he will do is poke at it with a hand-spader like this one.

Kaiser is fanatical about following what he calls the three main rules of soil health: Keep roots in the ground as much as possible. Keep the soil covered as much as possible. And disturb the soil as little as possible. To that end, Kaiser may plow a field once, when first reviving old land for planting. After that, he never plows it again. If a crop bed eventually needs some aeration, the most he will do is poke at it with a hand-spader like this one.

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