Do-It-Yourself Garden Gear

DIY Garden Gear Using a do it yourself (DIY) approach, you can save money. Here are some ideas for no or low-cost garden tools. After another subzero winter, most of you are ready to get your gardens started. Getting seeds, tools, soil, and other items can be fun—but it can also get expensive. In this post, we’ll cover […]

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Build Better Gardening Soil: Mulching

Mulching2015 Properly caring for your garden soil greatly reduces having to repeatedly till the soil. By consistently enriching your soil organically, you maintain open and loose soil structure for your vegetable garden. Keeping the soil covered provides more soil structure—if you can, keep your soil covered. One great way to cover your garden soil is to use mulch. […]

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Build Better Gardening Soil: Tillage

RedCloverSky2015 Let’s quickly cover four methods to building better gardening soil—chicken manure, rock powders, and cover crops. Chickens and Rocks You can use the power of the chicken to enrich your garden soil. Chicken manure is a great source of rich, organic material that can really add to your soil enrichment process. Chicken droppings provide a microbial […]

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Building Better Gardening Soil

CompostBin2015 Building a productive garden starts with good soil. Many gardeners start by digging up their yards, shovel in hand or guiding their trusty garden tiller—plowing the land. While that is a great start, adding the right organic material and using some natural techniques can create rich and productive soil that will provide a great foundation for […]

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Squash Heaven

Kay Niedenthal, sharing healthy choices and delicious food with a class. At Fall Creek Gardens, we donate most of the food that we grow in our teaching garden.  We know that not everyone has time, space, or energy to grow their own food, and people living in poverty have to make very careful choices about how they spend their food dollars.  Not only that, but food […]

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What Have We Been Up To?

Fall Creek Gardens 2014 Whew! It’s been a busy summer and things here at the Gardens are speeding right along. Here’s a snapshot of our recent activity: 1. Organic gardeners love our classes! In July, attendees were able to learn about: Gardening with Native Plants, taught by Tom Hohman with Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. Organic Pest Control […]

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Summer Solstice Celebration!

page-0 Have you heard? We’re throwing a party! Presenting our first annual Summer Solstice Celebration at Fall Creek Gardens–and YOU are invited! Don’t wait!  Buy your tickets here: http://summersolsticetickets.eventbrite.com Of course, we know how busy the month of June can be…. Even if you cannot attend, you can still be a part of OR OR 

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