By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
It seems that every year I get busier and the demand on my garden space gets larger.
When it was just my husband and I, a small plot of land and a few container gardens was all that was required.
Both of these “gardens” produced enough fresh food to get us through the season along with some to can.
Then, when my twins came along the demand on the garden space was increased. Not only did I need fresh vegetables for the adults but I also needed fresh and organic produce for my kids’ baby food. While I utilized some different techniques to address these new demands, I always seemed to come up short and always forgot to fertilize.
Since my gardens were organic, I tried to create my own fertilizer. This included compost and manure tea. I also mixed worm castings into the soil but wished I could find something that was organic, slow-release, inexpensive, and easy.
Today, even though I am an empty nester, my schedule is more Read the rest of this entry »