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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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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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Here’s the Difference Between Herbs and Spices

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener  Maybe you’ve never stopped to consider the difference. We tend not to question fairly obvious things in life to begin with. However, now that I’ve brought it up; do you actually know what makes an herb an herb or what makes a spice a spice? The answer is simple: […]
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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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Different Gardening Methods and The Pros and Cons of Each

After realizing where you want to plant your garden, which we covered last week on how to design your garden..naturally it is important to explore what method you would like to apply to your garden. Luke and I created a chart that weighs out the pros and cons of many popular gardening methods. What we […]
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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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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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Diversity Is The Best Organic Pest Control

Kind of seems like a weird concept to think about, but it is true. The diversity of a garden has scientifically been proven to be the best control method for garden pests. There is no need for even organic pesticides with this method, it is just letting nature do what is does best. So HOW […]
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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 Epsom Salt In the Garden

                The Role Of Epsom Salt In The Garden          Epsom Salt a.k.a. Magnesium Sulfate is a nutrient that every gardener and their grandparent, and their grandparent's grandparent knew about. It was an old wives tale that Epsom salt could cure anything, and so farmers would see a nutrient deficiency […]
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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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The Role of Nitrogen In The Garden

                            The Role Of Nitrogen In The Garden                Nitrogen is the most abundant gas. It makes up approximately 80% of the air we breath. Plants need Nitrogen to function, but cannot acquire the Nitrogen directly from […]