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March 29, 2016

Grow Radishes for Fast Growing, Small Space Vegetables

If you’re new to organic gardening, try planting radishes. Not only do they seem to respond well to organic treatment, they’re among the fastest-growing of garden vegetables. RADISHES ARE FAST GROWING Some radish varieties will go from seed to mature plant in as little as three weeks, so you’ll get sharp tasting crunchy treats surprisingly quickly. [...]

Bud Builder 1000

Bud Builder 1000 is a concentrated blend of plant proteins that helps buds grow bigger and reduces the transplant shock plants experience from sudden changes in the environment. Used throughout the grow cycle, Bud Builder 1000 is a one-part additive that can be applied as a foliar spray, root drench or in a hydroponic solution. Packed [...]

Purslane: The Everyday Edible “Weed” With Extraordinary Health Benefits

Info brought to you by: Natural Living Ideas Purslane (Portulaca oleracea, P. sativa) is known as an annoying weed to many but it reality it is a plant loaded with nutritional value and is actually a “superweed.”  Out of all of the weeds that may spring up in your yard, this one is certainly worth keeping [...]

How To: Make a Bike Tire Trellis

Info Found on Curbly  Pictures and Content Brought to you By: The Family Chapters (     What you Need: A couple of old bike tires (courtesy of a garage sale), five feet of threaded rod, some gardening string and we have a cheeky-cool round trellis  perfect for climbers. In this case, sweet peas. Imagine what the trellis [...]

24 Reasons To Go & Pick Dandelions Right Now

Info found on Who hasn’t seen those pesky yellow weeds pop up in the garden from time to time? Yet try as you might – from picking them to poisoning them – nothing keeps them at bay for too long. Perhaps it’s time you embraced the tenacious dandelion and all the benefits it can bring? The [...]

Eating the Hand that Feeds You: Rhizophagy and Plant Nutrition

by Luke Besmer Have you never heard of rhizophagy before? That’s OK, not a lot of growers out there have, and that’s because it is a brand-new discovery. In a nut-shell, rhizophagy relates to a plant’s ability to consume entire microbes and yeast cells. Intrigued? Keep reading! Those crazy scientists have done it again, throwing generally [...]

How to Grow an Endless Supply of Ginger Indoors

Ginger is the perfect herb to grow indoors. It’s very low-maintenance, loves partial sunlight, and you can use parts of it at a time, leaving the rest in the soil to continue growing. Besides, it’s delicious! Really, what’s not to love about growing ginger inside? A bit about ginger Ginger takes 10 months to mature and [...]

11 ways gardeners can help protect bumblebees:

Why they're in trouble: Many bumblebee populations have drastically declined in recent years. In some regions, they have completely disappeared. While the exact cause of the decline remains a mystery, scientists believe that habitat destruction, pesticides, invasive species, climate change and diseases spread through commercial bumblebee operations are all to blame. When these factors combine, they [...]

5 Amazing Garden Art Ideas from Recycled Materials

  Ideas found in Recycling Basics Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment. Benefits of Recycling Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators Conserves natural resources such as timber, [...]

Yucca: A Gardening Secret from the Desert

On: July 1, 2014 / By: Harley Smith When beneficial yucca extracts are applied to your favorite garden plants, they will get an extra boost of protection to help them deal with adverse conditions, especially in the heat of summer. So, do your plants a favor and add yucca extracts regularly to your fertigation schedule and [...]