Tips & Techniques for Growing Galusha
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Tips & Techniques for Growing Galusha

Before you sow:

  • Check for the last frost date in your area. Generally, seeds should be planted into soil above fifty degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Some plants benefit from being started indoors or in
a greenhouse, then transplanted into the garden


Compost is one of the best fertilizers to use in your garden. Not only does it provide long lasting nutrients to your plants, but it also improves soil structure and feeds the underground soil ecosystem.

Composting is a reaction between nitrogen, carbon, micro-
organisms, macro-organisms, water and air. Mixed together in proper proportions these elements create heat and form
a very stable long-lasting fertilizer. We recommend a compost mix of one parts Greens with thirty parts Browns.

  • Greens are materials high in nitrogen such as manure, food scraps, and grass clippings.
  • Browns are materials high in carbon such as brown leaves, straw, and shredded newspaper.

Layer your greens and browns into a pile at least 3’ x 3’ turn over the pile once or twice and in 8 weeks you’ll have garden ready compost.

Garden Fertility:

Build healthy soil and you will grow healthy plants.

  • Apply lime and rock dusts in the fall or early spring to mellow the soil.
  • Apply generous amounts of compost or well-aged manures to the garden area.
  • Before planting seeds apply a small amount of a balanced organic fertilizer to the planting area.


There is no “right” way to plant or maintain a garden. There are many different styles and techniques for growing plants. One of the fun parts of gardening is trying new things and watching how plants respond.

  • When seeds are first planted the soil (in a pot or in garden soil) they should be watered regularly and kept moist for good germination. However too much water can cause disease. If your soil feels damp, there is sufficient moisture.
  • Once plants have emerged, they should be watered deeply once or twice a week.
  • Keep weeds from competing with your plants. A few minutes of pulling small weeds every week in the spring can save you hours of weeding in the summer.
  • Familiarize yourself with what each plant you’re growing should look like. Recognizing insect or disease issues early can be the difference between saving or losing your harvest.