Ask Ruth: Winter Cover Crops

Ask Ruth: Winter Cover Crops

Hello Ruth, I live in East TN and will be digging sweet potatoes in my home garden by the first frost which usually comes in the third week in October. The sweet potatoes are in a 500 square foot area. I am new to cover cropping and have experimented with oats,...
Ask Ruth: Growing on a Slope

Ask Ruth: Growing on a Slope

From Charlie and Judith Prichard in Clyde, NC: Is it possible to grow a vegetable garden on a slope (+/- 25 degree) without terracing and creating flat areas? We were thinking of clearing but not leveling several smaller (100 sq ft) circular or keyhole gardens spaced...