Can I use sawdust as mulch?

Mulch is, as you know, a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion. Primarily, it should comprise of vegetable matter. Since it seems that you have access to a lot of sawdust, you may use it but only after understanding the full implications of using it. First of all, you must ensure that the sawdust is derived from wood that has not been treat...


Does fish meal and kelp work for fertilizer when gardening?

Fish meal and kelp are used as soil amendments and generally referred to as organic matter as distinct from artificial fertilizers because they are natural substances derived from plants and animals. Fish meal is a byproduct of seafood processing industry and comprises of ground dried fish. It is used as a fertilizer as well as feed for domestic livestock. Fish meal has a foul odor but very usef...


How do I grow Magnolias?

The seeds have to be collected the right way, which is to collect them when they turn red just before they fall from the tree. Now you need to replicate what the seeds normally go through in nature. Since you have collected the seeds before they were fully ripe, keep them in a dry and warm place for two days. Remove the outer layer of the seeds and soak them in water for three days. Alternately...


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