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Measuring the Miracle in Miracle Plant Foods

Measuring the Miracle in Miracle Plant Foods

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This gardening season I tested the marketing claims made by three different companies in side-by-side trials. Were the results exceptional and miraculous? Was I able to grow more beautiful plants? Here’s what I found.

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Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening

Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening

Organic gardeners are always on the lookout for all-natural, multi-purpose products that can be used to improve their gardening efforts. As it turns out, one old-fashioned fertilizer could be your perfect cup of tea.

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Nothing yet but I brought Alpaca manure from a farm yesterday. Had to shovel it myself.

Nothing yet but I brought Alpaca manure from a farm yesterday. Had to shovel it myself.

Being short on funds can motivate a person to do a lot of things. I needed fertilizer and heard such wonderful things about Alpaca manure that I drove an hour to shovel the stuff a few days ago. It...

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Each year I grow a variety of blossoming and fruit-bearing plants on my south facing patio.  The warmth from the concrete flooring produces lots of heat and because it is an enclosed area there is...

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Incorporating Manure in your Home Vegetable Garden

Incorporating Manure in your Home Vegetable Garden

I was reading an article the other day in Mother Earth News magazineabout a family in California that made a lifestyle change to be more self reliant and work hard towards being more self...

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Free Fertilizers Within Reach

Free Fertilizers Within Reach

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Banana peels, used coffee grounds, and eggshell tea make for some free fertilizers that plants really love.

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Rabbits at last..at least for a while!

Rabbits at last..at least for a while!

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Meet Candy and Lala!  These 2 dutch bunny beauties belong to my kids' elementary school, but they will be taking their summer vacation at our house, (to give the science teacher a...

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Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

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Here's a list of some organic fertilizers that you may want to have on hand.

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What Does NPK Mean?

What Does NPK Mean?

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Here's the short answer.

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QUESTION: Fishy Fertilizers - Is Mercury a Concern?

QUESTION: Fishy Fertilizers - Is Mercury a Concern?

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After reading about fish-based fertilizers in Volume 3 of Grow magazine, I began to wonder if mercury contamination was a concern. I know that when eating fish, mercury can be an issue. Is this also...

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Organic Pumpkin Fertilizer and Photos From My Garden

Organic Pumpkin Fertilizer and Photos From My Garden

Here are a couple photos of our garden, but I actually have a question about the Organic Pumpkin Fertilizer featured in Fine Gardening's Grow Volume 2

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Give Your Garden a Seaweed Boost

Give Your Garden a Seaweed Boost

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Like a spring tonic, seaweed invigorates your plants and enriches your soil. Learn what it does, and how and when to apply it for best results

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The Sludge Report: Using Recycled Municipal Wastewater Solids as a Soil Amendment

The Sludge Report: Using Recycled Municipal Wastewater Solids as a Soil Amendment

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Should you put compost derived from wastewater solids on your kitchen garden? The answers are hard to come by, but the questions are worth asking.

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Fertilizing: Its Mainly About Nitrogen

Fertilizing: It's Mainly About Nitrogen

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Of all the components of fertilizer, nitrogen is the nutrient that plants need most. Learn about its role in plant growth and and how to evaluate the various organic and non-organic sources.

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Using Manure to Fertilize Your Garden

Using Manure to Fertilize Your Garden

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Whether it's from cows, goats, rabbits, or birds, manure makes for good growing.

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