Cover Crops

Most of us in the bay area are familiar with the term ‘clay soil’ because we all have it! For those who want to improve soil quality with very little effort, I encourage you to try a cover crop or ‘green manure’ which will revitalize the soil, suppress weeds, and help...

Demystifying Mulch

What is its purpose of mulch you may ask? Isn’t the existing soil enough for the plant? No! Mulch is essential to the healthy growth of a plant for a number of reasons. Mulch is a general term used for a material that covers the bare soil around a plant. We use mulch...

Groundcover Between Stepping Stones

There is something alluring about walking on a path of stepping stones with a touch of vegetation in between the crevices. It could be the great visual qualities of the hard material’s texture and color contrasting with the softer and organic qualities of the planting...

Attract Bees to Enjoy a Larger Harvest

If your edible plants aren’t producing the harvest you would like, it could be lack of flower pollination.  Flowers that have not been pollinated will not seed, set or form fruit. By adding flowering plants that produce lots of pollen and nectar, you will attract the...