This is the final installment of my information from the 2014 Carolina Yard Gardening School. (If you missed the previous five articles, please see the links at the end of this post.) Most gardeners are aware of how helpful worms are to our soil. They not only aerate the soil, but they also create worm castings that are full of nutrients. You can either purchase worm castings or create your own through worm composting. How to Make Worm Compost!
Last week, I shared information from the two classes I attended during the 2014 Carolina Yard Gardening School in March (If you missed any of the posts last week, see the links at the end of this article). This week, I’ll share information I learned during the two workshops I attended there. The first workshop taught us about creating a wildlife habitat in your backyard. Although the concentration was on birds, the instructor also included information on other wildlife as well.
During the 2014 Carolina Yard Gardening School a couple weeks ago, I took two classes and participated in two workshops. My last three posts were from the first class I took. Today, I will share what I learned in the second class I took – how to save your own heirloom seeds in such a way as to be sure they are pure and not cross-pollinated.
Nematode damage on root (left) vs normal root (right) Photo Credit: Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, bugwood.org
The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) class I took during the Carolina Yard Gardening School was so chock full of knowledge, I had to split the information into three articles! This is the third installment of what I learned in that IPM class. (I did a little additional research on my own, as well, to supplement what I learned.)
Yesterday, I shared what I learned in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) class at the 2014 Carolina Yard Gardening School. During that class, the instructor also discussed plant disease management using IPM principles. That is today’s lesson.