Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Resources for Gardeners

Resources for Gardeners

Happy October!

October 26, 2020

Out in my garden, I’m enjoying the last of this season’s crops and planting my garlic for next year. I’m also busy refreshing the mulch on my pathways and making sure all my beds are covered and tucked in for the winter. If you’re debating whether to clean out this year’s crop debris or leave it as a ground cover, read this MOF&G article by Eric Sideman on what decisions you might want to make depending on what pest pressure you had this year. Remember if you do decide to remove the crop debris, you can use your leaf and grass clippings to cover your garden beds. – Anna Libby

Learning More About Soil

May 31, 2020

We've heard many questions about soil health this spring and wanted to share a couple of resources that may help you. We have a great fact sheet filled with information about soil structure and organic matter here. Those gardening in a new spot or gardening for the first time might find this video helpful in determining your soil texture by feel.

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Looking for more information? You can sign up for our weekly bulletin (MOFGA updates), pest report (sent every two weeks during the growing season), or our local and organic pledge (tips and recipes for eating local and organic year round) here. Stay in touch!

Want to share your ideas?

Send your ideas for gardening and homesteading programming (especially online) or your garden pictures from this year that you’d like to share in this newsletter to Anna Libby, MOFGA’s community education director, at [email protected].