Using Soil – or using a Soil-less Medium – What’s Best?

Q. From some things I’ve read it sounds as if you advocate using a soil-less growing medium, like in hydroponics. Is that correct? And if so why? A. If a person chooses to grow in containers – which we like to do in certain situations, such as where people have no soil, or very little …

How Do I Best Prepare a New Garden Plot To Eliminate Weeds

Q. “If one were to begin anew – from a previously untilled field covered in an assortment of vegatation: Grasses, broadleaf weads, etc; What is the best course of attack? Kill everything that grown with a short-term herbicide like round-up, then till and proceed from there; A. THE HERBICIDES WILL ONLY KILL LIVING TISSUE THEY …

Creating the 18″-wide Level, Ridged Raised Soil-Bed

A new Mittleider gardener expressed the following – “Here’s what I learned after putting in my 1st Mittleider row. “Start leveling from the center of each row and then work to each end. I think this would have saved some time because my rows dip down in the center.” I’d like to pass along the …