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How to Grow: Organic Kale & Collards

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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Find The Best Time To Plant For Springtime – Complete Seed Starting Guide

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener You have finished mapping out your garden for this year, but now it’s time to figure out when to start your seeds. Finding the perfect time to start seeds might be intimidating for beginners. But a word of advice from the experts; starting seeds indoors is a complete luxury […]
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 […]