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Benefits of Raw Honey

Raw honey has been used from centuries together as a natural health supplement. It is highly nutritious and is a wholesome food by itself. Honey is obtained from the bees. It is a rich source of antioxidants, has simple sugars that can easily be broken down in the body, It

Home Remedies for Ear Mites in Cats

Ear mites are quite irritating whether in human or animals. The mites make their living in ears that is why it called ear mites. Cats, dogs or your loving pet could be suffer from ear mites, and these little creatures finds own food via dead skin like a crab of

Garden Soil Composition for Houston

The simple – and not so simple – foundation for growing healthy, thriving, pest and disease free garden crops in Houston begins with great soil composition, or “texture.” Houston’s garden soil composition has been described as “gumbo,” or sometimes “black gumbo” depending where, in the greater Houston area, you live. I

Benefits of Earthworms in Houston Soils

In the fall of 2009, I bought 1500 earthworm cocoons,  scattered them over the soil in my flower beds as well as my raised vegetable garden beds, and lightly raked them in. Each cocoon contained between 2 and 5 eggs; between 3000 and 6000 worms were born, matured and started reproducing

Attracting Earthworms to Your Houston Garden

Mulching garden beds with organic mulches and compost will help stabilize soil temperatures and moisture. It will do a bunch of other things for your garden, but we’re focusing on worms here. Mulches made from grass cuttings or leaves have twice the earthworm population than course mulches from straw or cornstalks.Mulches

Adding Organic Matter to Houston Soil

Adding organic matter to Houston soils is the best thing you can do to improve your soil texture, drainage and fertility. There are many options from a variety of animal wastes to garden and landscape wastes to worm castings and green manures. How do you know what to use? Let’s

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