Giant Size Pumpkin and Summer Squash Plant

summer squash and pumpkin plant

A giant size heirloom pumpkin and summer squash plant grew from an old seed.? I grew them last year so the seed must have got mixed in to the soil. ? The plants are over five feet tall and still growing!   The soil at Sandy Acre Pines is all sand… hence the name. No fertilizer was added to this plant except for a few goat droppings.       Continue reading Giant Size Pumpkin and Summer Squash Plant

Kill weeds and make lasagna

Pulling weeds is no fun especially when your dealing with the long rooted perennial type. ?I like to take a different approach to weed control. ?Block out the sun and the weeds can’t grow. While some people cover weeds with plastic to block out the sun, I like to use a slightly different approach. ?My method takes a little longer but also improves the soil. You go away on vacation Continue reading Kill weeds and make lasagna

Worm Castings Are Like Organic Plant Steroids

worm castings

Plants Grow Like Weeds In This Stuff Call it worm manure, vermicompost, vermicast, or plain-ol dirt. ?Grow a plant in worm castings and you have a plant on steroids! Results don’t happen overnight due to the fact that worm dirt doesn’t work like fertilizer. ?While fertilizer has a tendency to be washed away with rain, no leaching occurs with worm castings. It releases nutrients to the plants?slowly over time building Continue reading Worm Castings Are Like Organic Plant Steroids