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How I Make a DIY Garden Stamp

DIY GARDEN STAMP  The garden stamp is a great tool for ensuring even spacing between plants when direct seeding, and it also ensures proper seed depth. I set out to devise a method of making a DIY version since the original model costs around $10-15. A bit to expensive. Little to my surprise Imade one for […]
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Frozen, Dehydrated, Pickled, or Canned Which is better?

FOOD PRESERVATION WARS Obviously Fresh is best. But we can’t always have fresh 365 days a year, and certain fruits and vegetables are not available at different times during the year. So what is the next best option? Many people argue about the nutrient loss in foods as they become preserved. This is somewhat true, but […]
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Using Antacid Tablets to Cure Blossom End Rot (BER)

A CHEAP CURE FOR BLOSSOM END ROT (BER) Antacid tablets (tums), Everyone has them. But did you know it will work to cure the most common problem with tomatoes?  Blossom End Rot (BER) is a calcium deficiancy in the tomato. This is seen by the very evident black moldy spot on the bottom of the […]
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Farmers Almanac Prediction for Summer of 2014

  The farmers almanac has always been a little part of folklore when it comes to gardening or farming. The Farmers almanac is a long term prediction as to what the upcoming season will be.  According to the weather channel "The farmers almanac uses nothing but historical trends to predict what the weather will be, […]
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Vermont to Require GMO Labeling

Vermont to Require GMO Labeling Yesterday, the Vermont House of Representatives passed a rather iconic bill that will make it the first state in the U.S. to require food makers to label products containing genetically engineered crops. Governor Peter Shumlin says he plans to sign the bill. Other states have similar legislation in progress. And while Connecticut […]
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Organic Vs. Inorganic

I get asked all the time if I would do a pro and con list of organic vs. inorganic. I wish I could say I have been organic my entire life, but I was using miracle grow long before I was using compost, worm castings, and rock dust, I was simply using what I has available […]
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Why Start With A Small Garden?

What I think of when I think of the word Garden, I think of a cute little plot in england, or behind a log cabin. Why do I think that? I have no clue. I have always liked the quaint aspect of a garden, But yet the size of a large one is awe inspiring. […]
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Semi Cooked? Possibly the New Health Craze?

Everyone knows about raw, and the benefits of raw. But one of the things that comes with raw is cold. You cannot have raw food, and have it even warm. The theory is that many of the beneficial enzymes get killed at temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. This reduces the nutrient levels, and the overall […]
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Biodegradable huh?

I am not sure if I have been the only one who has experienced this, but I would strongly recommend people stop using the expandable peat pellets. I am not someone who likes to sugar coat things, and let me tell you. They are easy and that is about it. The numerous companies that sell […]
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Why I Compost with Worms

As I walk into the store with a request for bad food scraps, I get asked all the time, “What are you going to do with all this bad food?”  My answer is simple, “I am going to feed it to my worms to turn Americas wasteful habits into some of the richest organic food […]
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How To Make The Ultimate Organic DIY Potting Mix

The ultimate potting mix is great for growing in containers, transplanting seedlings, and even starting seedlings. Here is the recipe I use: – 1 part peat moss OR coco coir – 1 part worm castings – 1 part perlite – 2 tablespoons humic acid(per gallon of mix) – 1 cup glacial rock dust (per gallon per […]
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Top 10 reasons To Grow Your Own Food

Growing your own food is something that is rewarding, exciting, and humbling all in the same experience. I wish i could describe the feeling, but unfortunately it is something only you can feel once you have done it. So here are the Top 10 reason I recommend growing your own food. 1. Self esteem/confidence boost […]
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5 Common Mistakes New Gardeners Make

I must admit, being a gardener for most of my life I have made a TON of mistakes. I understand where people are coming from. But I also understand when I say that you will have to make these mistakes yourself before you realize it. So allow me to tell you 5 mistakes every gardener […]
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Welcome to MIgardener.com

As my first post on this fabulous new website, I would like to thank you for checking us out! I am the MIgardener, my real name is Luke, and my fiance’s name is Sindy. Together we work very hard at bringing you the best information on a multitude of social media platforms, so this Blog […]