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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

WHERE ARE ALL THE WORMS?

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We use cattle manure to grow our worms and produce worm castings, thousands and thousands of Liters per day.  It’s hard to imagine what this looks like in the real world.  The first photo in this post shows our starting … Continue reading

WHY WE VERMICOMPOST

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Vermicomposting, composting with red worms, can be as complex or simple as you choose to make it, the point being that it’s a personal decision.  Whether you’re already an avid composter or just a part timer, red composting worms (Eisenia … Continue reading

GONNA GROW IN 2018? GROW ORGANIC!

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As we know recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada in about a year.  Yeah Canada!  Seems like a reasonable decision to us, the savings in law enforcement costs alone will improve life for all the taxpayers. If you like … Continue reading

USING CASTINGS IN YOUR GARDEN

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If you haven’t used castings as an organic fertilizer before, the first thing you need to know is that worm castings are a slow release feeding system.  http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2015/07/17/its-not-too-late-to-show-your-garden-some-vermi-love/ They will keep working in the soil structure for an entire season … Continue reading

VERMICAST, WHAT’S WHAT IN THE COMPOST WORLD

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VERMICAST….WORM CAST….WORM COMPOST….What’s what in the soil world?  Are there different names for the same thing?  Yes….and no.  Let’s get the whole deal cleared up once and for all shall we. Vermi –meaning worm from the Latin, Vermis.  Vermiculture;  all … Continue reading

TEA TIME!

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No, not that kind of tea!  It’s time for vermicompost tea!  Many gardeners know the benefit of fertilizing plants with compost tea or as we like to call it, liquid organic fertilizer.  Making worm tea, just like composting can be … Continue reading

START YOUR SEEDS IN VERMICAST

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While it’s a little early for most seed germination, there are a few types of food plants and flowers that take longer to mature and can be started indoors now.  Broccoli and cauliflower for example, even some peppers will benefit … Continue reading