I live in a quiet little section of Horry (pronounced Oh-Ree) County South Carolina. My family's little homestead is about fifteen miles from Myrtle Beach and the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. I have a wonderful, loving husband, two beautiful heathen children, a loving American Staffordshire pup and a small flock of laying hens. Not to mention we moved here in the spring of 2010 and have been renovating our mobile home and the land.
This spring we will have our first real garden at this location. I cannot begin to describe how much I have missed having fresh veggies, herbs and flowers. We have been cleaning up the property since we moved in and are currently building garden beds after a failed attempt to grow in sand. Yep, we live on top of a sand hill. This presents a number of problems when trying to grow anything beyond scraggly, burr infested grass. To combat this we have been not only removing the trash left behind by previous residents we have been composting the leaves of at least the previous 4 seasons and adding composted manure. We will also be using manure tea created by the one and only Moo Poo Tea lady, aka Authentic Haven Brand. I highly recommend using manure tea on your garden and your house plants. It really does make a difference.
I am not new to blogging. As a matter of fact have a growing blog about everything in my life, however I do not have one dedicated just to my gardening adventures, of which there have been many over the years. This blog will be dedicated solely to the adventures that come with gardening naturally. We do not add any chemicals to our gardens and use only natural products to grow. The planned outcome on our homestead is to have completely edible landscaping.
Nov 21, 2010 | 8:10 AM PST
Welcome to Garden Guides, Tammy, this is a perfect place to keep your progress in your gardening. It is also a very friendly and knowledgable place packed with a lot of experienced gardeners.
Looking forward to seeing you in the forums...........John
Nov 23, 2010 | 12:34 AM PST
Welcome! I too,use the tea in the 5 gal. catch basin on my little rolling compostor,and divide it between the beds.Then I stuff a big barrel 1/2 full of comfrey leaves also, and let it fill with rainwater, and use that tea.They all lov it.