Featured Series

Sometimes, it can’t be said in just one article! Learn about the world of growing and become a better gardener in our featured series’ originally printed in Garden Culture Magazine.

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Seed Saving Part 4: Storing And Testing

Seeds, like all living things, have a lifespan. How long they last depends on factors including the seed variety and conditions during growth and processing. However, the way seeds are stored has an enormous impact on their vigor and longevity. Correctly preserving them will ensure your efforts to save seeds reaps long term rewards. 

Illinois Valley Hemp: The Final Stretch – Part 3

This article originally appeared in Garden Culture Magazine US30. The previous installment of the Illinois Valley Hemp series left you …

Illinois Valley Hemp, Part 2: Breaking Ground and Setting Roots

This article originally appeared in Garden Culture Magazine US29.  Our first installment of Illinois Valley Hemp (US Issue 28) left …

Seed Saving Part 3: Harvesting & Processing Seeds

Saving seeds starts with growing and nurturing healthy plants, so the seeds are ripe and mature. The next steps are …

Seed Saving Part 2: Selecting Seeds and Controlling Pollination

This article originally appeared in Garden Culture Magazine UK31 & US29. Our food security begins and ends with seeds. Heirloom …

Korean Natural Farming: Seed Soak Solution

Let’s face it; the early stages of life are most crucial for pretty much any species on Earth. If the start of your life is all stress and turmoil, chances are you’re going to suffer for it at various points throughout your life. On the flip side, if you’re born with a silver spoon in your mouth and given all the opportunities you could ever desire, you are much more likely to become highly successful. Everyone might hate you for the unfair advantage you’ve had, but at least you will be warm and smug come winter while sleeping on your pile of money.

Yarrow: From Garden Weed To Powerful Medicinal Plant

This hardy plant feels at ease pretty much everywhere and thrives in a wide range of climates and soil conditions. The poorer the soil it grows in, the stronger its potency and the scent of its oils will be. A garden weed by nature, it tends to spread quickly! If you are lucky enough to find yarrow growing in your gardens, think twice before throwing it on the compost pile. It is a powerful plant that has much to offer. 

Seed Saving Part 1: The Lost Art of Seed Saving

This article originally appeared in Garden Culture Magazine UK30 & US28.  Ten years ago, at a local gardening group, I …

Merging Hydroponics With Organics In Korean Natural Farming

This article was originally published in Garden Culture Magazine US24 & UK26. Segregation is not usually synchronistic with peace and …

Korean Natural Farming: DIY Herbal Remedy For Plants

Ancient homeopathy has certainly gained a lot of traction in today’s society. Herbal remedies have a huge market helping to cure anything from the common cold to an overly flaccid and lazy John-Thomas. There is almost no ailment that an ancient Chinese remedy can’t fix, using all sorts of weird and wonderful things to do it with.

Korean Natural Farming: DIY Water-Soluble Organic Nutrients

If there is any one place where the complaints of organic gardeners differ to that of my wife, it is in relation to the speed of which particular practices occur. Much like my gardening friends, I am inclined to justify the opinion that a quick release is a much more preferable option to a longer one. The problem is, typical organic nutrients are bound up in carbon complexes and take much longer to release their special life-giving properties.

Korean Natural Farming: DIY Organic Growing Inputs

Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) are a particularly interesting group of bacteria that are one of the key components of a full-blown KNF regime. Why are they particularly interesting, I hear you ask? Well, they are one of the few groups of bacteria that are capable of functioning in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. “Anaerobic bacteria?” I hear you cry, “What the crikey-fuck do you want them for? That’s root disease territory isn’t it?” Well, yes, the majority of root diseases are anaerobic pathogens, but these bacteria are cut from an entirely different cloth, my friend.

Korean Natural Farming: Feed Ferment To Your Plants

If you’re looking to get into a more genuinely organic form of farming, then you are in the right place, my friend. Korean Natural Farming puts the ‘fun’ in the fundamentals of organic gardening. Okay, that might be an embarrassingly weak pun, but you know what I mean.

Korean Natural Farming and Indigenous Microorganisms

Creating a good IMO collection is the fundamental principle of successful KNF practice. Microbial soil fauna makes it all possible. This article shows you everything you need to know to harvest your beneficial microbes, courtesy of Korean Natural Farming.

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