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10 Tips to Getting Kids Hooked on Gardening

Guest Written by – Whitney from MIgardener Gardening with Kids! What kid doesn’t like to play in the dirt? I know mine do! I take advantage of this by getting them involved with our garden. Getting kids excited about gardening The following tips will get your kids excited about the gardening bug, and once they […]
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4 Tips I Learned From Experience For Any Beginning Gardener with Whitney from MIgardener

Hello there! My name is Whitney Carnecki. I am a wife, a mother to four awesome kids and a part of the MIgardener team. My husband Joe and I have had many different hobbies throughout our 22 years of marriage. Gardening and raising our own food is something we enjoy doing together. As a mother, […]
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10 Gardening Myths Better Off Buried Never To Be Seen Again

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How To Have a Weed Free Garden With No Work!

How To Have a Weed-Free Garden With No Work! Have you ever thought of a weed free garden and thought to yourself,  “impossible!“. Well think those thoughts no more. Hundreds of thousands of gardens go left and neglected because gardeners get discouraged by weeds. What I am going to explain in this blog post just […]
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3 Essential Oils To Protect your ENTIRE Garden

EASY Essential Oil Pest Deterrent  Everyone knows that to have an organic garden you are making a sacrifice for beautiful pest free garden in exchange for higher quality, healthier vegetables. This was the common thought until I discovered this super simple spray that is safe, cheap, quick, and most of all EFFECTIVE. This recipe is […]
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How to Test Your Soil Simply and for Free in Minutes!

Testing soil can be time consuming and expensive! Often times as gardeners we send in a soil sample to try and find out the quality of the soil, what the pH is, and what nutrients can be found. For a beginning gardener, this information is extremely valuable to know, and can truly mean the difference […]
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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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Growing Guides For Growing Perfect Organic Vegetables

How to Grow Lettuce Spacing – 6 inches between plants Preferred NPK – 5-3-4 Optimal temperature – 50-65 *F Soil pH – 6.0-7.0 Soil type – Sandy loam Exposure – Partial/ full sun (5-7 hours) Planting method – Direct sow OR Start indoors 3 weeks before last frost Patio friendly: YES Video Growing Guide How […]
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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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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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Turning Halloween Pumpkins Into FREE Fertilizer in 4 Simple Steps

With all the pumpkins on the sides of the road waiting to go to the landfill, I set out to make something of them. I found a solution! I looked up the NPK of pumpkins and was delighted to find that they have a ratio of 2-1-3 when decomposed. This simple, free, organic, and effective […]
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3 Simple Ways to Prep Your Garden For Winter

                        Winter/Fall Garden Prep     A Garden is great, but as gardeners we all realize that all good things must come to an end. At some point the garden will die off, or begin to die off, and you will be left with barren […]
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Prevent Squash Vine Borer Effectively & Organically

 How to Prevent The Dreaded Squash Vine Borer  As summer approaches, and our warm weather crops are coming in, we all looking forward to the beautiful zucchini, summer squash, butternut squash, and pumpkins! But there is one enemy of all gardeners, and that is the squash vine borer. It will kill a completely healthy plant, […]
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Prevent and Kill Blight & Powdery Mildew With Baking Soda

 Control Tomato Blight & Powdery Mildew Organically With Baking Soda  VIDEO: EZ Baking Soda Fungicide As Organic gardeners we seem the get the short end of the stick when it comes to effective disease preventing tools. We seem to be the first to get blight on our tomatoes, and the first to get powdery mildew […]
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5 Simple Ways to Build Your Organic Garden Soil

We all like to imagine that perfect garden soil. The kind that grows lush, perfect vegetables every time. The kind that is black, and doesn't ever get muddy. You know what kind I am talking about. Well how do you get that for your garden? Here is 5 ways you can build your soil, and […]
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Top 10 ways to Organic Garden For Cheap

Top 10 ways to Organic Garden For Cheap   Everyone likes to go green, grow green, and save green. But organic gardening is just so expensive! How on earth can one grow 100% organic produce, and still save money? We are on a mission to not only be agriculturally sustainable, but financially sustainable, so this […]
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Benefits of Growing With a Grow Tower

I have been growing in a home made grow tower that I constructed for $6. The benefts are so impressive that I thought I would make a blog post on it. One thing I like to stress is that A grow tower uses vertical space, instead of precious horizontal space. I think that is where […]
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Using Aspirin For a Healthier Tomato Plant

    Create a Healthier Tomato Plant  With Asprin    Simple. Tomato plants have a natural defence mechinism, spraying tomato plants with Aspirin will engage that mechinism, and help to create a healthier plant.  How To. Mix 1 apirin tablet with 11/2 gallon of water. Stir until completely disolved. Then spray on leaves both under and over […]