|Gabe and Paul Brown have a Facebook page|
and a website - Brown's Ranch.
Gabe Brown and his son Paul:
|These Borage flowers are used in salads.|
Also called Bee Bread, this plant increases the total number
of beneficial insects in the area.
- Mushroom compost
- Peat Humus
- Composted Manures
- Peat Moss
- Top Soil (not quite my version, but OK to use)
- Wood mulches (but avoid the dyed ones)
| Earthworms sweeten, tunnel, mix, |
and add nutrition to the soil.
Agricultural chemicals repel and kill them.
- Newspapers and cardboard
- Grasses (though prone to re-establish their reign over soil)
- Pine needles
- Pulled, broadleaf weeds
- Compost from the home-made compost pile
- Kill most of insects and the spiders, when less than 1% of insects are pests. Beneficial insects do a better job of handling the pests.
- Reduce the organic portion of soil, which is essential for its health.
- Destroy soil through soil and wind erosion.
- Pollute the water table with pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers.
- Sicken animals with various forms of toxins and rob them of the healthy nutrition of soil free of toxins.
|Yale's main campus, featuring Harkness Tower,|
Yale Law and Sterling Library in the background.
Results of toxin-free gardening -
|Bride's Dream is the largest rose|
|Calladiums in the shady mulch|
|Crepe Myrtle sheltering a family of Cardinals|
|Orange Easy-Does-It roses|
|Fragrant red Veteran's Honor roses,|
contrasted with Pope John Paul II white roses.