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Growth Media

The healthier the medium, the healthier the plant. Build a thriving base by following our tips for adding various essential elements, boosting microbial activity, and more!

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The Dos and Donts of Reusing Substrates

Have you ever considered reusing substrates? It’s a practice that few people follow but one that can save money, time, …

5 Cool Ways to Conserve Garden Soil

Soil is not an infinite resource. The United Nations predicts we only have 60 years of topsoil left; it’s more …

How To Make Your Own Organic Gardening Soil

The rising popularity of organic gardening and a desire to naturally achieve big, bountiful, quality crops have many people looking …

Stop Using Peat! Try These Alternatives

For years peat and peat moss have been staples in the garden soil. From big row and square foot gardens …

What Is Soilless Potting Mix And How To Use It

The term “soilless mix” is thrown around a lot in the gardening world, assuming that we all know what it …

Using Microbial Products For A Thriving Garden

In recent years, we have seen an enormous surge in the amount of microbial-based products available to growers. These, undoubtedly, …

How Mushrooms And The Mycelium Network Are Healing The World

Plants have been around for a long time; 700 million years to be exact. But fungi have been on Earth longer, making the first appearance on land 1,300 million years ago. Interestingly enough, the largest living organism in the world today is a honey fungus that measures 2.4 miles (3.8 km) in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. 

Phytomicrobiom: What The Hell Are Mushrooms Doing In My Pots?

Phytomicrobiom, or phytobiome, is a complicated word for a straightforward thing: the community of fungi, bacteria, and destructors that live …

Ancient Farming Techniques The Way Of The Future

To treat somebody or something like dirt is defined as behaving unfairly, rudely, or with very little respect. It’s a …

Fungi – The Key To A Successful Food Forest

Written by Simon Hart Simon has been gardening for over 40 years, including work in the 1980s with nutrient film …

Veganic Agriculture Delivers Great Rewards In The Garden

You’ve likely already heard of the vegan diet: people who follow it don’t eat animal products, including meat, eggs, and …

Natural Ways To Keep Weeds Out Of The Garden

The summer is nearly here and with it comes a lot of weed growth in the garden, which can cause …

Leave Those Weeds Alone! Why Every Garden Should Have Them

It’s National Gardening Week in the UK, a time to celebrate all the beauty gardens bring to our communities and …

Organic Matter In Soil Boosts Garden Yields

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.91″ background_layout=”light”] A study finds that adding organic matter to garden soil has a major impact on …

Preparing your Soil for Winter

Soil is considered as an essential foundation for growing plants and trees. Though each plant type requires different needs, you …

A Simple 3 Part Potting Mix

Potting soils are generally made out of light materials known as “soilless medias”. Almost every gardener I’ve run into that …

From Diatoms to Diatomaceous

Diatoms are common single-celled algae found in the phytoplankton of both fresh and salt waters. They can also live inland …

Make Your Own Organic Soil Mix

Soil is like water. Both sustain life as we know it, yet they are so omnipresent that we take them …

Healthy Soil & Microbes Make It Rain?

The importance of building healthy soil is greater than organic growing. Even conventional growers are discovering this too. But the …

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