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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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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 …

Nitrogen Changes Potting Mix pH

Container gardeners might want to pay closer attention to the type of nitrogen in their fertilizer – it can actually change your …

Straw Bale Garden: Take 2, Scene 2

If you’re going to grow a straw bale garden, adding compost tea with microbes is a definite asset. Not just …

Straw Bale Garden: Take 2, Scene 1

It’s the second year that I’ve planted a straw bale garden. Spring is always highly anticipated in a cold climate, …

Fake Mars Soil Grows Safe Food?

Perhaps it’s time to reassess the realities in relying on synthetics. Now, plant specialists have determined that fake Mars soil …

Ancient Soil Building Technique Key to Climate & Fertility

So much for old traditions being obsolete. The latest findings show that a soil building technique used in Africa for the past 700 …

Who Invented Potting Mix?

Like most of us, you probably never even wondered why we have potting mix. It’s just there in the garden …

Is Garden Soil Testing Important?

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Food from Rocks? Gravel Gardening

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Plastic Pots Reducing Your Harvest?

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Should You Sterilize Potting Soil?

Recently, I’ve come across several discussions and articles on the need to sterilize potting soil or garden soil. One person …

Straw Bale Garden Potatoes

There they are – straw bale garden potatoes, which at first sight are amazingly clean compared to tubers grown in …

Straw Bale Gardening 2

Things are looking pretty good out there now that we’re almost into mid-August. Straw bale gardening has presented me with …

Straw Bale Garden Adventures

There it is. Not long after planting. Having plenty of room for a small farm, let alone a garden, some thought …

Butts & Pots Don’t Mix

Maybe a more appropriate title would be No Butts On The Balcony, but it’s not contained to apartment gardeners. House …

Media Matters… A Lot

While shopping for seed starting supplies this winter, I came across this growing media called, Wonder Soil. Never heard of …

Soil Immigration

You know the process known as laying in fresh soil, which unless you dug it up in one corner of …

The Best Hydroponic Media

Which one is it? A question that every newcomer to hydro gardening has. The answer isn’t as simple as the …

10 Year Old Dirt Tycoon

Well, at least I think he’s 10. He might still be 9, I’m not sure when Carter Schmidt’s birthday is. …

The Real Soil Experiment

I call it my ‘pet tomato’, because it’s special. A distinction that brought the local progressive garden shop owner to …

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