Saturday, March 27, 2010
It's All In The Dirt~
According to a study conducted by the Ohio State University Department of Entomology, crops grown in soils enriched with natural fertilizers are much less likely to suffer insect pest damage than those grown in soils fed with synthetic fertilizers.
The research also shows that plats grown in chemically fertilized soils have mineral imbalances, providing an enriched diet for arthropod herbivores.
So, here we are at the beginning of the " make a decision" season.
How will you garden this year ? Do you compost ?
Do you grow in raised beds ?
Do you encourage good insect habitats in your garden?
I would love to hear from you on these thoughts.
We are growing two new herbs this year....White sage and Golden seal, the sage I'm not concerned about, the golden seal will be a challenge.
Will also be growing Lemongrass in the greenhouse, can't wait to see how these projects develop.
Spring is making her way to Tennessee.....a few warm, sunny days and a few cold, windy and rainy days...just can't seem to make up her mind.
All in good time~