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Soil Building and Amending

Soil Building and Amending

Most people here in San Antonio, aren’t all too thrilled with their soil. Most of us have alkaline soil. And to plant straight into alkaline soil without amending it is not the best option for most plants (most natives and some others excluded). So what’s a...
How to Start A Compost Pile

How to Start A Compost Pile

Compost Basics Composting is a natural, biological process in which decaying material is broken down by microorganisms and returned to the earth where it can be used again as nutrients for future plants. Compost is one of the most beneficial materials you can add to...
Vermicompost part two: Building my bed

Vermicompost part two: Building my bed

Last month, in part one of this series of blogs about worm composting, I tried to get you excited about entertaining the thought of becoming friends with worms. It was a little introduction to vermicomposting based on the seminar we had with Kyle Harrell from Texas...