Ollas: Unglazed Clay Pots Water Your Garden Easily

watering plants with ollas

An olla is a terra cotta clay pot that is buried neck deep in a garden, raised bed or container. The unglazed clay pot is filled with water and plants are planted around it. As the roots of the plants dry up the soil, fresh water is drawn through the walls of the porous olla. Continue reading

Review: Teaming with Fungi by Jeff Lowenfels

teaming with fungi, jeff lowenfels

Jeff Lowenfels, the author of Teaming with Nutrients and Teaming with Microbes, has delivered his 3rd book in the Teaming trilogy series, Teaming with Fungi. It’s a very informative read, as were his previous books. Continue reading

Review: GreenStalk Vertical Gardening System

green stalk vertical gardening system

The idea behind the Green Stalk Vertical Gardening System is to minimize watering and provide a large enough vertical garden to grow a wide variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables. It’s ideal for the would-be gardener who only has a patio, deck, porch or balcony to grow on. Continue reading

How to Grow Leafy Green Vegetables like Lettuce, Spinach and Kale

how to grow leafy greens

One of the first crops I harvest from my vegetable garden every year are young leafy green vegetables. Spinach, kale, head lettuce, leaf lettuces, arugula, bok choy and domesticated dandelion are among my favorites, and together they make a great spring salad or stir fry. Continue reading