Feeding Your Plants

By |May 2nd, 2019|Build It Up East TN|

The 10 day forecast in East TN shows that night time temps are now consistently above 50F, so it’s now safe to plant your summer crops!  I get a lot of questions around this time of year about how much fertilizer is needed. While you might think this has a straightforward answer, I’d like to

Planting by the Soil Temps

By |March 12th, 2019|Build It Up East TN|

I get a lot of questions this time of year, generally consisting of, “Can I plant X right now?”  The air is feeling a little warmer and on days when the sun manages to shine, spring fever starts to rage in the hearts and minds of every gardener I know.  The air temperatures may be

Organic Disease Control for a Wet Spring

By |June 1st, 2018|Build It Up East TN|

If you didn't know, many parts of Central Appalachia are in a temperate rain forest, which means we're trying to grow plants in a very humid environment with lots of rainfall.  Our warm, wet summers encourage the growth of all kinds of plant diseases, especially fungi.  In organic gardening, we have very few options for

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