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How to Grow: Organic Melons

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Spring has officially arrived! This is the perfect time of year to brush up on your knowledge of growing techniques. Here at MIgardener, we want to share all of our favorite growing secrets; from our garden to yours. As you read through this post, you’ll find there is nothing […]
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MIgardener Eggplants

How to Grow: Organic Eggplants

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Spring has officially arrived! This is the perfect time of year to brush up on your knowledge of growing techniques. Here at MIgardener, we want to share all of our favorite growing secrets; from our garden to yours. As you read through this post, you’ll find there is nothing […]
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How to Grow Organic Carrots

How to Grow: Organic Carrots

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Spring is just around the corner! This is the perfect time of year to brush up on your knowledge of growing techniques. Here at MIgardener, we want to share all of our favorite growing secrets; from our garden to yours. As you read through this post, you’ll find there […]
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How to Grow: Organic Broccoli

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Spring is just around the corner! This is the perfect time of year to brush up on your knowledge of growing techniques. Here at MIgardener, we want to share all of our favorite growing secrets; from our garden to yours. As you read through todays post, you’ll find there […]
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How to Grow: Organic Beets

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Spring is just around the corner! This is the perfect time of year to brush up on your knowledge of growing techniques. Here at MIgardener, we want to share all of our favorite growing secrets; from our garden to yours. As you read through todays post, you’ll find there […]
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How To Grow: Healthy Organic Tomatoes

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Spring is nearly upon us! This is the perfect time of year to brush up on your knowledge of growing techniques. Here at MIgardener, we want to share all of our favorite growing secrets; from our garden to yours. As you read through this upcoming series of growing guide […]
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Compost

Why Compost Is The Perfect Growing Medium

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener We all know that composting is essential to any organic and sustainable gardener’s routine. More than simply reducing waste, composting produces the nutrient rich soil needed to grow a strong and healthy harvest. However, some of the benefits of composting might not be so obvious. Here are the ways […]
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5 Simple Ingredients to Fix Poor Draining Soil

Ways to Increase drainage in heavy and poor draining soil Soil needs to drain; when soil doesn’t drain there can be big problems in your garden, and can negatively impact the health of your plants. Some problems include runoff, which is when soil becomes compacted and water cannot penetrate the soil causing nutrients and precious […]
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Complete Guide to Composting

Compost is vital for the garden. It provides nutrients, gives good texture, fixes poor soil, retains water, buffers pH, and provides a home for billions and trillions of beneficial microbes and Fungi. Compost is a bit of an art, and it is certainly not something you can rush. The best soils on earth have taken […]
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Benefits to Screening Compost and Potting Soil

Before planting, make sure your potting soil has been sifted or screened. Often times twigs, clods of dirt, and small rocks can be found in potting soil. This can damage root growth. The finer the potting soil the better, I always screen my potting mix with a 1/6 inch mesh screen to ensure the softest, fluffiest, cleanest medium […]
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5 Great Organic Soil Amendments For The Home Gardener

Soil is an interesting thing, It is never the same! It can very from yard to yard even. Soil is the composition of sand, silt, and clay that is the universal growing medium for all plants. However soil is not complete without the fourth ingredient, and the one that makes soil growable – Organic matter. […]
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10 Quick Tips For A Successful Patio or Apartment Garden

  10 quick tips for a successful patio garden 1. COMPOST Start with good compost! If there is any tip I could give anyone that is starting a patio garden, it would be growing medium! Soil soil soil! You need to focus on this step, because with any closed system garden (i.e. potted garden) you […]
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The Role Of Calcium In The Garden

 The Role Of Calcium In The Garden  Calcium is the most abundant mineral on earth. Every living cell is made up of calcium. In it's natural form it is chalky and white. Calcium can be in anything from Tums tablets to charcoal. Lime is another great source of calcium, but it is in a form plants […]
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The Role of Phosphorus In The Garden

                The Role Of Phosphorus In The Garden          Phosphorus is a nutrient found in rocks. It is locked inside rocks, that slowly decay due to weathering. When the phosphorus is unlocked it is absorbed into water and can be used to feed plants and other living organisms. Phosphorus is interesting […]
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4 Great Organic Sources Of Nitrogen Found in Every Home

  4 Great Organic Sources of nitrogen for the garden   1. Grass clippings – When composted, grass contains about 3% nitrogen by weight 2. Coffee grounds – Used fresh or composted, coffee grounds contain about 5% nitrogen by weight 3. Manure – Rabbit, cow, horse, goat, sheep, and chicken manure are VERY high in nitrogen and can be anywhere from 4% […]
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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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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 […]