Garden Troubleshooting

How Long Does Asparagus Take to Grow?

February 25, 2020 By

Growing Asparagus takes a lot of time and therefore a lot of patience. However, once it’s ready to be harvested it can produce several spears of healthy asparagus for years and years to come. The only issue is that many gardeners are unaware of exactly how long asparagus takes to grow from sowing the seeds to harvesting the shoots. So…


Black Spots on Kale | Causes, Prevention and Concerns

February 15, 2020 By

Kale has become quite a popular vegetable to grow in the garden and for good reason. It has plenty of health benefits and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. But what happens when black spots begin to appear on your kale? So what are those black spots on kale? Black spots on kale are just decomposing or…


5 Easy Yet Effective ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

October 1, 2019 By

Growing season is winding down. Perhaps you are harvesting the last few tomatoes from your tomato plant. Or maybe you are pulling out the few remaining carrots from your raised garden bed. Regardless of what fruits and vegetables still remain in your backyard garden, cooler temperatures are on the horizon and will soon bring an end to the growing season….


The Effects of Soil Compaction in the Garden

September 18, 2019 By

Soil compaction is a global issue that has resulted in reduced crop yields of between 25 and 50 percent in North America and Europe. This problem costs the US economy about US$1.2 billion every year. The adoption of mechanized farming has been a significant contributor to this issue. This article will offer an overview of the problem, causes, detection, and…


Benefits of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Gardens

September 11, 2019 By

You are busy checking the soil for proper nutrients and watering your plants to ensure they grow exceptionally. But are you aware that there is a symbiotic relationship that is happening in the hidden world of your garden soil?  Many years ago, higher green plants and the mycorrhizal fungi agreed to work together. Mycorrhizal fungi translate to fungus roots. Found…