Category Archives: Garden Amendments

Garden Amendments: When Manure Is Not Manure

Composted Manure and Yes, I am A Hand Model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manure 3 Weeks Old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you go on Craig’s List you can find lots of listings for free manure. You go there with your truck and your fork or shovel and you load up the manure you want from the […]

Garden Amendments: About Alfalfa & Peanut Hay Fall 2011

In my In The Garden articles about the Lasagna Layer Mounds the garden amendments straw, manure, and alfalfa hay are frequently mentioned. They are the ingredients for the garden mounds, but they are something else as well. Of course we know manure is a waste product from livestock farming or ranching, and we know straw, […]

Garden Amendments: Composted Cow Manure and The Commando Garden

Composted Cow Manure is an excellent garden amendment. In the garden we focus on the soil a great deal. We work to make great compost, and if it goes in your garden the way it goes in mine you will run out of your home made compost before your compost needs are met. Composted Cow […]

Garden Amendment, Coconut Coir: What is it good for?

One of just a few garden amendments I like to use is Coconut Coir or fiber. It is the fiber from between the hard shell of the coconut and the hard outer husk. I have buckets of this when I am done opening coconuts, but the Coir I am talking about today comes to me […]