Waste not want not: What to do with wood ash

Ashes produced by wood-burning fireplaces or stoves are an excellent example of the idiom “don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater,” University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein said. “When collected and spread on the garden, they are an excellent and free source of calcium and other plant nutrients,” Trinklein said. Ashes represent the… Read More Waste not want not: What to do with wood ash

Fresh vegetables are a winter option

Growing vegetables in containers can be both fun and challenging. Surprisingly, most vegetables do very well in containers, but it is important to pay attention to light, temperature, soil media, rooting space, plant selection, watering, feeding and pests. Most gardeners grow plants in containers if they do not have enough space for a regular garden.… Read More Fresh vegetables are a winter option