How to improve soil with an easy soil test.

We finally got our soil test sample results back from the state extension office and was baffled by our soil results. I put of a lot of thought into and hard work to improve the garden space I figured that I would get better results or should I say different results. I research the internet to see what all the numbers indicated. I found the video from One Yard Revolution and he broke down the results on his soil sample and it all made sense.

Assuming anything can be a bad thing and you need to know the numbers to make sense of what you have and don’t have. A soil sample from a professional lab is one of the best investments you can make to your garden, plants and yourself.

The old cliche “knowing is half the battle” fits best with this ideology.

Please contact your local extension office and invest your time and get the information about your soil and your plants will thank you for it.

Here is a link to find your local extension office.

http://npic.orst.edu/pest/countyext.htm

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2015 Gardener Appreciation Giveaway – Closed

Garden Prize Giveaway

Garden Prize Giveaway

We want to congratulate Debra Dubois, Linda Meranda, and Teri Ruiz for winning the garden giveaway contest for 2015. 

To enter the contest go to http://www.vegitate.com/giveaway

It is that time of the year were spring is about to sprung. And where we give back to our YouTube subscribers and our viewers. This year we have a great package to give out to fellow gardeners. Some of the items being given away this year:

Melnor Aqua Timer Model 3012
Superthrive
6in Plant Labels
Seeds
Whitefly Sticky Traps
CocoGro Coconut Coir
Watering Can
Plastic Pots
Mykos
Rain Gauge
Secureline Jute Twine Dispenser
Garden Hand Tools
Smartpot 3#
Green Snips

Also check out our friend Paul down at
http://www.growfreshorganics.com/

The contest will end on 03/31/2015 at Midnight Central Standard Time.

3 winners will be picked for the same prize package setups, The top referrer and 2 randomly picked entries using random.org for fairness.

 

As Seen On Pinterest – PVC Self Watering Drip Irrigation System

The Self Watering Drip Irrigation System made completely from PVC is the subject of this video. We found a pin on Pinterest that went viral and decided if it was easy and cheap like the article claimed. We made the whole drip system for the low price of $50.00.

We used a very small amount of drip irrigation supplies. I chose this method over soaker hoses due the longevity of PVC materials. With the add on of the Melnor Water timer ,model 3012, this irrigation system is completely automated.

The water system is a furrow style to water between the rows of your garden. We used a 7/64 drill bit to make the self drip size just right.I would go smaller next time. If your ever in the south during the heat of the summer, this will help water your garden and save your hard work on your plants.

You can find where I got my idea from  this website:
http://thewrinkleddollar.com

Hodge Podge 3 – Garden Channel Update

Gardening update for everyone about the past few months on things that happen at Vegitate and we discuss our new seeds for 2015 from the Baker Creek Seed Company at http://www.rareseeds.com