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Bokashi Composting Helps Your Garden And Environment

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Bokashi Composting Helps Your Garden And Environment

There are many advantages to composting at home. While you might think it is a difficult process, requiring a big investment, that isn't the case. An easy method of indoor composting, called Bokashi, holds several advantages over traditional bio-digester composting. It is an anaerobic fermentations process, requiring no oxygen. It is only a two-step method, generally doesn't produce bad smells, can be done in small batches, and can be used as a slow-release fertilizer. Benefits Of Composting Composting benefits the environment by recycling organic resources that otherwise would make up a considerable proportion of the waste in landfills. This waste...

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The Benefits Of Using Alfalfa In Your Garden

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The Benefits Of Using Alfalfa In Your Garden

We recently made an alfalfa fermented plant extract (FPE) and applied it to the vegetable garden. We did this because lots of people on social media were telling us that alfalfa had all kinds of benefits for our plants. So, we decided to take a look at some of the top reasons why and we think you should too. Alfalfa has a long history in agriculture. According to a fact sheet from UC Davis, “remains of alfalfa more than 6000 years old were found in Iran. The oldest writings about alfalfa are from Turkey, dating back to 1300 B.C. Alfalfa...

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Microbial Inoculants: How They Can Help Your Garden

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Microbial Inoculants: How They Can Help Your Garden

What are Microbial Inoculants? Microbial inoculants are soil amendments that you can add to your soil to improve the quality of the soil, as well as promote the growth of strong and healthy plants. Microbial inoculants are a collection of microbes that work with the soil to improve it's health, as well as supporting the overall environment around it. These microbes are not only helpful to plants, but also support other organisms and insects that aid in plant growth overall. This is a much more organic and natural approach than adding unnatural additives to your plants that may be harmful...

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Natural Remedies to Repair Damaged Soil

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Natural Remedies to Repair Damaged Soil

  If your garden has soil damage, here are a couple organic remedies to try for a more vibrant and healthier garden. What Is Composting & Why You Should Start Composting begins with raw, organic materials, like coffee grounds and eggshells. The organic material is broken down into organic matter by microbes and the surrounding environment. You can actually see the difference between organic material and organic matter. When held in the palm of your hand, you should not be able to identify the food of origin. The shells, peels, and other food scraps you started with should be dark...

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Overwintering Plants & Getting Started Before Spring

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Overwintering Plants & Getting Started Before Spring

What is overwintering? Overwintering is the process of helping your plants survive through harsh winter conditions. Not all plants are made to withstand the winter weather, especially if you live in an area that experiences freezing temperatures around this time of year. There are a number of different steps you can take to help your plants survive through the winter. This will ensure that your plants will be able to be replanted or will bloom again once spring comes along. Overwintering can take place in a lot of different ways. Most commonly, people take their plants that have been planted...

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