After a plant is removed/dies, how long does it take for the roots to break down if left in the soil? Do they eventually provide viable nutrients? In my mind I am mostly considering harvestable ...
I would like to coppice some black locust trees (Robinia pseudoacacia) for fence post production. The conditions are fairly good. This is USDA hardiness zone 6b, with good clay based topsoil, and ...
I have bought a number of pumpkins from a gardener. I'm storing them in the basement at about 12°C (54°F). A couple of days ago, most of them started showing small, rotting black dots that grow ...
Here's my apple store a few weeks after I put them into storage: As you can see, already quite a high failure rate. And even for the apples which still look sound as of today, are they still at ...
A week ago I harvested an orange Bell pepper from my garden. It was still halfway green, so I put it on our kitchen counter to ripen. When I finally cut it open for a salad after a week of ripening, ...
I picked a bunch of basil last week so we could put up some pesto. I brought the leaves inside, washed them, and set them on the counter in the kitchen while gathering other ingredients for pesto ...