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What do plants want? (NPK)

So what do plants really want?  What components are the lifeblood of a healthy plant lifestyle and encourage them to produce strong abundant produce? There are 3 major macro-nutrients that are required for healthy plants:  Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium.. Nitrogen (N)…

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How the Keyhole Gardens – Rwanda project idea happened.

So how does this ‘Keyhole Garden Project’ really play out?  Well, it’s an interesting chain of events. Last summer, we discovered this unique gardening technique called Keyhole Gardening.  This garden is a unique combination of both composting and growing.  It…

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Composting – What method is the best for you?

Choosing the right method of composting depends on each individual and as you can imagine, there are pros and cons to each. Aerobic Method (Requires air)  If you are an active gardener who produces a large amount of yard waste…

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Soil Science!

How to make succulent soil! Soil is made up of three major components: Sand Clay Silt These components make up about 45% of the soil volume. Water and air makes up 50% and organic matter the final 5%. Organic matter…

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What is Keyhole Gardening?

Keyhole gardening is an ingenious gardening technique that was discovered and practiced by Africans.  Many areas in Africa have poor soil conditions as well as very little rainfall.  Every natural resource is a precious and utilized. They have found a…

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How to make broccoli sprouts.

8 Steps to Making your own Broccoli Sprouts Place 2 Tbsp of seed in a 1 Litre mason jar. Take the lid disc out of the lid and replace it with a round metal screen the same size Fill the…

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How to get 2.5 lbs of broccoli in 2 oz.

Although it’s weeks away to harvest time and tasting vegetables from your garden, you can reward yourself sooner by growing your very own vitamin enriched sprouts within a few days. Sprouts have more vitamins, nutrients and minerals than any other…

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Pollination Garden Habitats

Plant smarter and support Pollination Garden Habitats for healthier and heftier yields. Plants rely on wind, insects, birds and sometimes people to pollinate them. The need to practice this understanding involves the knowledge of the decline in native pollinators resulting…

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Time to plant this now…

Well it’s March 9th, 2015 and our broccoli that was germinated is now 2 inches in height in their grow cells to be transplanted for an early start in April in our designated garden vessels. Other early spring plants and…

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Heirloom Seeds

Heirloom Seeds and GMOs

This week, we sorted our inventory of cool season crop seeds like broccoli and cabbage to begin their journey of germination. A good quality seed and grow plug should be paired with the right soil and fertility conditions of the …

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