For the fall season, plant a few fall edible plants in your garden containers. Beautiful selections of kale and mustard greens, have lovely shades of greens and purples and offer different textures to the arrangement. Add a few edible pansies to bring color to the green textures. The combination is fetching and will last well into the winter. Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best… FULL ARTICLE @ www.happy-gardeni……..

Mulch is any type of material that layered on the surface of the soil. Mulching your garden beds not only helps suppress weeds, it also prevents soil erosion and moderates soil-temperature fluctuations. Water, air and nutrients can filter through and reach the soil, but the mulch prevents moisture from evaporating and shades the soil surface keeping the roots cool. Organic mulches break down over time, enriching your soil as they decompose.

The Benefits of Sunflowers in the Vegetable Garden — The Sunflower provides dramatic and cheerful flair to a vegetable garden. They also serve a very practical purpose. Sunflowers attract pollinators, provide shade, act as a living trellis and can even assist in the cleaning of contaminated soil. Read on to learn some new culinary uses and how…