Drip Irrigation for Beginners

drip irrigation hoses leading to olive tree

Drip irrigation, sometimes called trickle irrigation, has become popular with many gardeners as an easy way to conserve water without sacrificing plant growth. Drip systems use less water than sprinkler systems and can also help prevent some plant diseases. How hard is it to install a drip irrigation system? The simple steps for installing a … Read more

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes from A to Z

woman harvesting sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a popular vegetable, especially at holidays. They suggest images of crisp fall days, family meals, and special occasions. Sweet potatoes are an easy vegetable to grow, but they have different needs than many garden vegetables. They are also one of the best yielding vegetables, producing forty to fifty pounds of tubers from … Read more

Sheet Mulching Done Right

root crops planted under leaf mulch in raised bed

Sheet mulching gets a lot of attention as an easy way to build soil and fight weeds at the same time. If you would like a beautiful garden but worry about the ongoing labor to keep it in shape, sheet mulching is a good choice. By adding a sheet mulch layer to your garden, you … Read more

How to Make an Electric Fence Step by Step

electric fence system up close

At their best, electric fences are inexpensive, effective, and flexible. They can make permanent boundaries around or within a property. Electric fences can also be set up on a short-term basis to protect special crops or vulnerable animals, and they can also be used to create rotational grazing systems to maximize pasture yield. Fences work … Read more