Heavy rains demand more mulch

This article is a re-post from 2014, but is especially relevant given Colombo’s weather this week I see it everywhere. Naked soil when now is the time to add more mulch. This is not a great situation in any climate, but especially not here in the tropics. The rains are beating down and the mud is splashing. The precious nutrients in your … Read More

A Mulching Guide From Hobby Farms

In virtually every planting guide I will stress mulching, but not all much is created equal. Nor can they always be used interchangeably. There are a few plants and types of mulch that will need to be handled differently. Hobby Farms¬†has put together an easy-to-read diagram to help you choose the best mulching practices for your garden. Click the image for a … Read More

Protect Your Soil And Use Less Water With Mulch

We grow in the tropics, on a cement rooftop, in more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. Needless to say, our garden gets hot.¬†However, though we water only in the cool of late evenings or early mornings, by dusk the following afternoon our soil is still moist and forms loose clumps when squeezed in the palm. The key to healthy soil is … Read More