Is "Pet Safe" Snail Bail Really Safe?
The short answer is "NO!" The label list the ingredients as only iron phosphate and inert ingredients. While iron phosphate is safe (but it will not kill snails), the inert ingredients contains sodium ferric (EDTA) which is poisonous when combined with iron phosphate. This ingredient is not listed on the label because no regulatory agency requires "inert ingredients" to be identified on the label...Read More
What's so great about square foot gardening?
Also called "raised bed", square foot gardens have many advantages. An obvious one is less work. You don't have to bend over as low to reach the soil. Also, this method tends to produce higher yields in a smaller area. Weeds and pest are less of a problem and the soil warms earlier in the spring thus plants will mature earlier and stay productive longer...
Why Are My Onions So Small?
There are many obvious reasons, such as poor soil, lack of fertilizer, bad weather, but a reason that is little known to many average gardeners is the choice of "long day" vs. "short day" onions. This refers to selecting the proper onion according to where you live...