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Composting At Home: Getting Started

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Composting At Home: Getting Started

If you have been interested in the benefits of composting at home, but have been a little intimidated by what may seem like a complicated process. I have recently started hearing about Bokashi composting and decided to do a little research into the possibility. Bokashi is a Japanese term that means "fermented organic matter." It is an anaerobic fermentation process, as in the absence of oxygen. This method has been used by farmers in Japan for centuries but has only been recently introduced to the United States. Not only is the process simple and quite fast, there is little to no smells...

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How Probiotics Improve Digestion & Ease Digestive Ailments

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How Probiotics Improve Digestion & Ease Digestive Ailments

How Probiotics Work Probiotics are becoming more and more popular these days, as many people are looking for alternative methods of improving their digestion, immune health, and even some digestive ailments that they may suffer from. Probiotics are also popular with those who like to improve their health and absorption of nutrients. So how do probiotics actually work to improve these functions in your body? Probiotics work to increase the amount of "good" bacteria in your digestive tract, to combat the vast amounts of "bad" bacteria that tend to thrive in the digestive tract. When too much of this "bad"...

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Creating a Better Soil for Your Crops

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Creating a Better Soil for Your Crops

It sounds simple: healthy soil will grow healthy plants and vegetables. However, many farmers struggle to get the balance right. Some common issues they run into are compacted soils, clay and contaminated soil. EM1 can improve these issues immensely and allow the health of your soil to progress. To have a healthy soil, it requires a wide variety of microbial activity to break down the organic matter. This will stimulate a healthy environment for vegetables and plants. The outcome is stronger plants, healthier flowers, greater resistance to diseases and pests, and higher quality fruits and vegetable.   EM 1 is...

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Growing a Healthier Garden

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Growing a Healthier Garden

How much time and hard work have you invested in your garden this spring? As we approach the summer season, don’t let poor soil conditions undo your earlier efforts. Soil health has a direct link to plant health. Plants thrive and fail based on what is available in garden soil. The Key to a Healthy Garden is Healthy Soil   The first step to ensure optimal growing conditions is assessing the makeup of your soil. You can do this with a simple soil test. Nearly every soil test provides Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium (NPK) levels. NPK elements are essential components...

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Bokashi Bins: Effectively Composting In Your Kitchen

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Bokashi Bins: Effectively Composting In Your Kitchen

Are you thinking about composting but are worried about large compost bins in your home? What about having the smell of garbage or compost odors? Don’t worry, switching to a Bokashi bin can resolve your odor and space issues. Bokashi bins are able to recycle your food waste all through the year. Using an anaerobic fermentation process, the Bokashi bins are able to recycle all of your kitchen waste into valuable and effective soil conditioner for your garden. The Bokashi Bin is an air tight container that composts the waste by using a Bokashi compost starter. EM 1 Rice Bran...

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