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MIGardener Beans

How to Grow: Organic Bush & Pole Beans

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 todays post, you’ll find there is […]
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How to Grow: Organic Perennial Asparagus

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener When properly planted, asparagus can be one of the hardiest and longest to last vegetables in the garden. These perennial plants can grow up to 40 years old and only get larger each year. Crowns at full maturity can produce 9-13 spears! Follow this simple growing guide to learn […]
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Sensory Garden

Planting for Your Senses: An Intro to Sensory Gardening

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener We have always known that gardening is good for us! Over the years, scientists and therapists have found the most refreshing aspects of gardening and combined them to create a therapeutic experience. The idea of sensory gardening was inspired by the horticultural therapy movement in the UK during the […]
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Trifecta+

A Beginner’s Guide to Trifecta+

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  At different times of the gardening season, it’s important to give your plants the nutrients they need to flourish. With soil testing, ph levels, soil building, and plant growth to worry about, finding the right fertilizers can quickly turn into a struggle. Before you know it, you have an […]
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How To Grow: Perfect Organic Lettuce

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener Spring is coming! 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 series of growing guides, 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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The Best Choice for Container Gardening: An Intro to Grow Bags

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener The move towards more efficient gardening practices has been around as long as gardening itself. In the 70’s the grow bag was introduced. Grow pots were a new way to plant, and a better tool for transplanting than classic terra-cotta pots. Grow bags were originally imagined for home use, […]
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Garden Robots

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Garden Workload with Gardening Robots

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener The robots are definitely taking over. We have robots in our phones, homes, and cars that are ready to answer our many questions and even play us our perfect song. Sci-fi movies have led us to be suspicious, but in reality these robots are some of the coolest and […]
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Drop Your Gym Membership and Garden!

Guest Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener Gardening is good for us, inside and out! Today, we’re going to look at all of the ways working in the garden can benefit our overall health. From lifting, to squats, there are many movements that occur naturally in gardening tasks that help us stay in shape. It’s […]
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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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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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Grilled Potatoes With Asparagus

Grilled Potatoes With Asparagus This Dish is very simple, but a must try for summer grilling. Grilled Potatoes with Asparagus Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 red potatoes sliced 1/4 inch thickness 2 white potatoes sliced 1/4 inch thickness 5 spears of asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 Tsp. Salt 1 Tsp. Pepper 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 Tbs. […]
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DIY Fruit and Vegetable wash

DIY Fruit & Veg Wash We can't always grow everything we would like to grow, sometimes it is not in season, other times it is not possible to be grown in your climate. This quick and simple trick will allow you to ensure your fruit and vegetables are free of pesticides, fungicides, dirt, and other […]
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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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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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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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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 […]