Organic Disease Control

Organic Disease Control

Western North Carolina is classified as a temperate rainforest ecosystem. Most people are surprised to hear this, but not organic gardeners. With our fair share of diseases affecting every plant you can imagine, organic gardeners often feel like we’re in for total...
Ask Tom: Mulching Tomatoes

Ask Tom: Mulching Tomatoes

Tom: Should I mulch tomatoes and peppers at this time of the year? I know that they both love warm soil and am worried that mulching them might cause the soil to be colder even though I like to preserve the moisture in my raised beds with mulch. Thanks, J. Lee Lake...
Ask Ruth: Wood Mulch

Ask Ruth: Wood Mulch

From Dottie in North Carolina: I have a question about mulch and how long it should “age” before using it. We had a particularly hard winter and that means trees down, and the chippers going full times. My neighbor brought me a LARGE load of a mix of oak,...
Practical Solutions in the Garden

Practical Solutions in the Garden

 ***Please Note: This information was originally provided in conjunction with a presentation at the Organic Growers School Spring Conference. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.*** “Practical Solutions in the Garden” by Jeff Ashton   The...