Neither our yard space nor our budget has room for a large heated greenhouse, which would make year round gardening relatively easy, instead we use a raised garden bed with plastic tunnel on our side deck. We love gardening, but our property is located on a very steep hill here in North Georgia. Needing a sunny location, we discovered that gardening on our deck is easy and convenient to simply walk out of our kitchen, cut a view herbs or veggies and cook them for our family is so rewarding, economical and fun!
Constructing the plastic tunnel over our raised bed will come in handy this fall and winter by allowing us to grow varieties of lettuces that are surprisingly cold-hardy. Spinach, kale, and other greens are among the different varieties we plan to grow! The photo below shows how we constructed our plastic tunnel!
Materials needed for a 4-by-6-foot plastic tunnel:
How well can a garden thrive on solid clay blended with four tons of bulk Foothills Compost®? Just take a look at this massive residential garden in Buford, Georgia. This garden was created on solid Georgia Red Clay, is a thriving masterpiece!
Many gardeners say that it can take years of hard work to improve clay soils. Yes, there must be a little tilling involved and as much organic matter as possible, but the key is to add a good amendment and we recommend Foothills Compost® which is organic compost created using food residuals and yard/wood trimmings from local businesses. The rich compost improves soil texture, helps the soil retain water, suppresses plant disease and prevents soil erosion in addition to enhancing plant growth. Foothills Compost® is all-natural and all-organic compost derived from 100% recycled organics.
It is perfect for all of your compost needs:
By using our product we are able to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling and reusing natural materials.
Going to the store to buy your vegetables is always an option; however growing your own vegetables is the most rewarding especially when you are using Foothills Compost®! So, how do you get started? View our video and we have also included some of the main points as shown below
We hope you enjoyed our video and make sure you check back often for more how-to's from Foothills Compost®!
Square foot gardening using Foothills Compost® is way to go for the avid gardener with limited space. The first step is to build the boxes using pine, cedar or chop down a few small trees like we did and build your own! Next, mix one part of Foothills Compost® to two parts native soil to your vegetable garden. Place your desired annual flower or vegetable transplant into prepared area. Lastly, don’t forget to top dress with Foothills Compost®!
Grow organic this spring with Foothills Compost™ All-Purpose All-Organic and Foothills Potting Soil! The pictures below show our own organic squash growing in our front yard flowerbeds. Squash need plenty of sun and good drainage, and they love wrapping their roots around bits of Foothills Compost™!
Remember, if you're using organic seeds, start them in a mix approved for organic gardening...it's simple just add Foothills Compost™ All-Purpose All-Organic or Foothills Potting Soil! Grow it. Eat it. Be Healthy.
We were excited to see Foothills Compost™ featured on Fox 5 News for their Pike Nursery Earth Day special. Pike Nursery carries our products and we are thrilled that they chose to feature our compost! Join us at Pike Nursery for their LIVE radio broadcast of Live Walter Reeves Lawn & Garden Show" at Pike Nursery on Saturday mornings. When you visit on location they serve biscuits, coffee, lively gardening conversation and professional tips for Gardening without Guesswork with co-hosts, GGIA certified Pike Nurseries Associates.
Foothills Compost™ is now available at Whole Foods Market at Merchants Walk in Marietta, Georgia! Whole Foods Market grand opening day at Merchants Walk in Marietta is this Saturday and our Foothills Compost™ is stocked and ready for shoppers!! We will be on location to greet customers from 8:00 - 2:00. Come on out for some live music, free samples and demonstrations throughout the store!
Additionally, if you are preparing a garden for vegetables, fruits or herbs, add in Foothills Potting Soil. Foothills Potting Soil™is an all-purpose, ready to use potting mix perfect for seed germination, and healthy indoor and outdoor plants. It is manufactured from high quality natural products with no added chemicals.
Here are some tips for using Foothills Potting Soil™ in planters:
Here are some tips for using Foothills Potting Soil in flower beds:
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