Plant A Green Drinks Garden

Michelle RobertsPlanting Tips, Self Reliant Living

Green Drink Smoothies

The green drink morning pick me up is the best thing to hit the breakfast menu! Green drinks are packed with vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and energy.  Best absorbed on an empty stomach, they are an excellent way to start your day.  Just knowing I had a green drink helps me relax about my nutritional needs for the rest of the day. Dark leafy greens are the powerhouses of the juicing world.  How much better for you would that green drink be if it came from your own garden, was not sprayed with pesticides or fungicides, and was not fertilized with … Read More

Soil Preparation

Roberts RanchGardening, Planting Tips

Soil preparation is critical to the success of your gardening experience. Soils support plants physically as well as providing them with needed nutrients, water, and oxygen. Soils are complex mixtures of dead and live organisms.  All soil is not the same.  Some are more dead than others and almost all need supplementation.   There are sandy, silt, and clay soils.  Most of us have some kind of combination of those three textures.  Knowing what kind of soil you have will help you make better decisions when it comes to watering your plants.  Sandy soils do not hold water very long, … Read More