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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How I Make a DIY Garden Stamp

DIY GARDEN STAMP  The garden stamp is a great tool for ensuring even spacing between plants when direct seeding, and it also ensures proper seed depth. I set out to devise a method of making a DIY version since the original model costs around $10-15. A bit to expensive. Little to my surprise Imade one for […]
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Using Antacid Tablets to Cure Blossom End Rot (BER)

A CHEAP CURE FOR BLOSSOM END ROT (BER) Antacid tablets (tums), Everyone has them. But did you know it will work to cure the most common problem with tomatoes?  Blossom End Rot (BER) is a calcium deficiancy in the tomato. This is seen by the very evident black moldy spot on the bottom of the […]
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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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Biodegradable huh?

I am not sure if I have been the only one who has experienced this, but I would strongly recommend people stop using the expandable peat pellets. I am not someone who likes to sugar coat things, and let me tell you. They are easy and that is about it. The numerous companies that sell […]