Ask Ruth: Vermicomposting

Ask Ruth: Vermicomposting

Dear Ruth, I want to start composting my kitchen scraps, but I live alone and don’t generate that many scraps. Do you have any suggestions? Sally in Brevard Dear Sally, YES! A few years ago I moved to Asheville from Madison County. In Madison County I had plenty of...
Feeding Your Garden Organically

Feeding Your Garden Organically

When it comes to adding nutrients to your garden soil, or coddling particular plants with special needs, there are many organic options. Cultural practices such as cover cropping, crop rotation, and composting will ensure balanced nutrition of your soil in the long...
Basic Plant Nutrition

Basic Plant Nutrition

in addition to non-mineral nutrients from the sun and water, plants also need a buffet of essential mineral nutrients in order to thrive. Mineral nutrients are found in the soil, and can be added via numerous amendments and fertilizers.