What I like about this graphic? It illustrates all the makings of building an "instant layered" Lasagna Garden bed, too ;-) #GardenMaven Feed your soil informative composting know-how. Remember that Lasagna style garden beds require a starter layer of cardboard and manure (to draw the worms,) then the multi-layered makings of a good compost pile as shown above will do nicely... #GardenMaven
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How to Do A Germination Test on Your Seed Packages
Before you make that seed order this year, pull out all of your seed packages from last year. Do a germination test to see if your seed is viable. Your seed has a shelf life. Average shelf life though can vary significantly. For instance, corn has a shelf life of 1 year according to expert opinion. However, I've done germination tests on 10 year old corn seed and found that it was still viable, at a 90% germination rate. You don't know until you've done your own germination test of the seed…