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Nutrients

Just like us, plants need a nutritious diet to grow healthy and strong. We’ve got a rundown of some of the very best organic and veganic ways to feed them.

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What To Do When Plants Forget To Sleep During A Mild Winter

On December 30th, 2023, it was a balmy 13.2°C in Vancouver, and the garden stubbornly refused a winter nap. While flowering plants …

Supercharging Your Plants With Fertilizers From The Sea

Some of the most nutrient-dense and potent organic fertilizers and biostimulants come from oceanic sources. Let’s look at some popular …

A Dirty Kid Is A Happy Kid – Inspiring The Younger Generation To Love Soil

Garden Culture’s Jennifer Cole chats with children’s book author and soil expert Lewis Fausak in honor of World Soil Day, …

Celebrating World Soil Day

As if December isn’t busy enough, here’s another special event worth celebrating! World Soil Day happens every year on December …

Bat Guano: The Plant Superfood With A Bad Rap

The Basics: What is Guano? Bats live in large colonies, sharing the same cave from generation to generation. As a …

Chop-And-Drop: No-Waste, Less Work, Happy Gardeners, And Healthy Plants

As the cooler nights set in, the blooms and foliage on many of our annuals and perennials are beginning to …

Easy DIY: Mulching Is Essential To Climate-Friendly Gardening

Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden! An essential component of regenerative-organic and permaculture …

A Gardener’s Key Takeaways From One Of The Hottest Summers On Record

We will remember the summer of 2023 for many things, like wildfires, high temperatures, drought, and severe rainstorms that caused …

It Ain’t Over ‘til The Garden Bed Is Asleep – Fall Prep For A Healthier Spring

It’s been a long season. As you lop off the last plants and fruits for hang drying or fresh-frozen storage, …

Nutrient Lockout in Hydroponics – Less Mulder, More Scully

Everest Fernandez takes a real-world look at the problem of “nutrient lockout” in recirculating hydroponics systems. Nutrient lockout sucks. Indoor …

Organic-Regenerative Gardeners, Here’s The Buzz About Borage

While getting some much-needed garden therapy at my local nursery recently, I came across a spectacular-looking plant that I decided …

Dressed To Impress: Feeding Your Soil From The Top

Topdressing is an excellent way to feed your soil and, in turn, your plants. So in the words of Motley …

5 Cool Ways Homemade, Natural Solutions Help The Garden Thrive

Regenerative and organic gardening is about taking a page from Mother Nature when growing plants. Imitating what happens naturally in …

Here’s The Dirt: Hugelkultur In Raised Garden Beds

Gardening in raised beds offers many perks, like warmer soil and fewer weeds. They’re also easier on the back and …

Grow Your Best Crops With Nature’s Helping Hand And Living Organic Soil

Why do we grow our food? Most growers will say for quality, flavour, and freshness, and to achieve those things, …

Craving A Climate-Friendly Garden? Hügelkultur Is For You!

The eighth principle of permaculture says that by putting things in the right place, relationships develop, and plants support each other. …

How Mono-Silicic Acid Can Change Your Grow For The Better

Having been in the HVAC side of farming for many years, I have always hesitated to look into the side …

Chemistry 101: All You Need To Know About Water For Your Plants

Water, Water Everywhere Earth has a lot of water. Ocean water covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface and makes …

How a Topdressing of Easily Accessible Mycelium Can Raise Your Growing Game

…together and fruit again. Oyster mushrooms, the easiest and most common mushroom you’re likely to find as a tabletop “fruit your own” kit, enjoy eating up all the landscaping woodchips,…

Garden Advice: Ways to Feed your Plants Naturally

All plants need 17 naturally occurring elements to grow, flower, fruit and reproduce successfully. However, they require different quantities depending …

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