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Wicked Plants, Grow Pellets and SucraShield

June 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Book Reviews, Gardening News, Insects, organic gardening

• ‘Wicked Plants’ by Amy Stewart (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009).  Ms. Stewart has delivered another exciting page-turner in the area of horticultural reads.  Following her successful foray into the worldwide cut flower business in ‘Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers” and her fabulous journey into […]

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WonderSoil, Food-Growing Encyclopedia, StrawPots & Super Plums

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Book Reviews, Container gardening, Gardening News, Healthy Gardener, Insects, Plums

•WonderSoil is by far the best soilless potting mix I have ever used.  It is a dehydrated, compressed medium that quickly expands 10 to 12 times in volume when water is added.  It is made up of a combination of coconut coir, worm castings, kelp, mycorrhizal fungi, water-holding polymers and organic micro-nutrients.  Seedlings germinate quickly […]

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Garden News & Notes

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Berries, Book Reviews, Fruit, Gardening News, Travel, Vegetable Gardening

• Berry Compound Reduces Aging Effects:  In a study of aged rats done by USDA researchers at the Agricultural Research Service it was found that a diet rich in the berry and grape compound pterostilbene “reversed measurable negative effects of aging on brain function and behavioral performance”. The report goes on to further state that […]

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Earthworms in the Garden

April 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Book Reviews, Composting & Fertilizers, Food Gardening, Soil, Vegetable Gardening

Earthworms in the garden are one of the best indicators of soil health and vitality.  They are the original recyclers, turning garden waste, grass clippings and even sand into food for your plants.  These little wrigglers ingest their own weight daily and expel nutrient and mineral rich castings which will keep everything from carrots to […]

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