GARDEN SPOT - CAN WE TALK?
So many of the popular bagged soil are from treatment plants or heavily chemicalized.
If you have an existing garden, refresh your garden each season with compost. I prefer mushroom compost, which is a very rich fertilizer. Till your existing soil and top it off with about 4" of compost. Work it in to the existing soil. A new garden needs a compost mix. You really will be amazed with your garden harvest.
I am so hesitate to use animal manure because the world is saying the animals are feed harmful chemicals. But that's just my personal preference. Search the web for a good source of organic compost. soil.
Locally, I have found Bean Sand & Gravel, (713) 649-1898, has the most cost efficient mushroom compost.
Tell them the CityGirlGardener sent you!
Epsom salt, pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits (*1). Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
See the CityGirlGardener backyard gardening story told in the May/June issue of Texas Gardener magazine.
Golden rule: Plant according to the spacing as directed from your plant or seed provider.
My first year or two, I didn't realize how important space was to production/harvest. I plant 6 cabbages in a 4' wide space. They were so cute, they grew but tiny. Plants need space to grow.