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LEAF COLLECTING

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Ah yes, that peaceful time of the year when your outdoor gardening is winding down and food producers can enjoy the bounty of their harvest.  If your fancy is floral, you may be feeling a little sad. Should’a popped in … Continue reading

FINDING THE BALANCE

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What’s happening to organic waste in your household?  Is it going to a landfill or are you employing environmentally safe waste management in house?  These are questions for every home owner and renter, urban or rural, every person really.  We … Continue reading

NPK IN VERMICAST

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We’ve been exploring NPK in organic and chemical fertilizers; a quick look at today’s diagram shows a simple view of the Nitrogen cycle that makes the whole deal work.  The question for you is whether or not to support chemical … Continue reading

NPK ANSWERS PART 2

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In our last post we explored the difference in NPK and how it works in organic and chemical fertilizers.  We’ll continue to look into those differences today.  Chemical fertilizers are pretty strait forward; they are premixed with water or dry … Continue reading

NPK ANSWERS FOR YOU

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Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are the macro nutrients that are essential to plant growth.  They are represented by their periodic signs N P K.  These letters appear on any type of fertilizer you may come across whether organic or not … Continue reading

GROWING HEALTHY SOIL

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Healthy productive soil doesn’t just magically pop out of thin air it’s a valuable resource that’s sadly unappreciated by most in our modern world.  http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2011/11/08/stop-treating-our-soil-like-dirt/  In order to maintain and grow new soil you have to treat it well.  Of … Continue reading

NEVER FREEZE A WORM

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The frigid temperatures here in Manitoba, (today’s high is expected to be -27 Celsius with an extreme wind-chill of -47) are exactly why it’s difficult to raise worms outdoors on the prairies.  You can’t freeze a worm.  While our Red … Continue reading

TURTLE ISLAND MOUND GARDEN

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The “Turtle Island”, three sisters mound garden at Dufferin school is up and growing.  You may review the philosophy behind the design here http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2012/05/14/turtle-island/ the corn, squash and bean mounds are doing well in the now finished garden plot.  This area … Continue reading

LEAF LITTER WORMS

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When we talk about composting worms, we’re referring to Eisenia foetida.  These are leaf litter worms, they live in the thin layer of decomposing material under the leaf litter but on top of the soil.  Don’t confuse them with Earthworms who live in … Continue reading

BUILDING SOIL

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Most people don’t give the ground beneath their feet a second thought.  Unless you’re some kind of gardener, you don’t worry about the health of the soil in your yard or region.  All that would change if you lived in an … Continue reading