Moving your plants inside for the Winter

In the late Fall—If you are moving a plant inside that has been outside (to provide winter protection) –water it well first and then make a solution of 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 gallon of water and use that to drench the soil—this will kill off pesky fungal gnats or other soil born insects that may be there and the plants will benefit from the acidity in the Apple Cider Vinegar. Let this drain through and then move your plant inside. (Be sure that you understand that this is Apple Cider Vinegar not white vinegar-white vinegar will […]

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Take The Time To Plant Your New Plants Right

By Lucy Harrell To start a new bed, remove grass and weeds from the bed area. If you are raising the bed levels- add enriched topsoil. In beds where the soil is just being amended- add 3‖- 4‖ of any organic compost mixed with 10% lava sand and till the mixture evenly down to 8‖ deep. ( if using expanded shale you won’t need the lava sand in the mix-see next paragraph ) – This would suppose that there was at least 3 feet of soil that already existed in that area- not just a few inches –and then rock. […]

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Organic Garden

Why Organic?

The difference between organic and chemical fertilizers The Words—against chemical fertilizer When you use chemical fertilizer you are throwing out a carrier (some kind of salt) with a chemical on it then you water this into the soil and a small amount (about 2%) is absorbed into the rhizosphere (the zone around the roots) the rest of the chemical continues to drain through the soil until it hits the water table. This is known as water pollution the #1 reason against using chemicals. (We need to drink water) Chemical fertilizers negatively impact the soil web by killing off portions of […]

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