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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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Saffron

Here Is Why Saffron is the World’s Most Expensive Spice

Written by – Kaitlynn from MIgardener Saffron is one of the oldest and most culturally rich spices around today. People have used saffron for centuries for dyeing textiles, cooking, and even perfumery. It is also the worlds most expensive spice on the market. What is it about saffron that could possibly make it worth up […]
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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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Complete Trifecta+ Application Guide

In this guide we will cover the majority of plants you may be needing to fertilize. If there is something not listed then simply look for plants of similar association.  PLANT  Amount per plant  number of feedings / season  Asparagus  1/4 cup  2 (early spring, late fall)  Artichoke  1/4 cup  1  Basil 3 Tbs.  1 […]
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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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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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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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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 […]
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Tips for Growing Bigger Onions

How To Grow Bigger Onions Often times people look at onions in the store and think, "these are HUGE But I can never grow them like this in a million years." I was one of those people, and often times we try so hard, but only to find out we have golfballs instead of softballs when […]
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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 […]