By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a saying that directly applies to gardening.
When weeds creep up, it is better to just pull them up while they are small then to put it off and be faced with a “crop of weeds” in your tomato garden.
When the first tomato hornworm is spotted, it is better to inspect the plant then for damage and other tomato hornworms then to wait for your tomato plant to be eaten down to the ground.
But there is another approach that can be used to preserve ones soil, reduce plant diseases and fertilize it all at the same time. What is this magical elixir? Green manure.
Green manure by definition is Read the rest of this entry »