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Mighty Mycorrhizae

By E. Vinje, esteemed guest blogger from Planet Natural in Bozeman, Montana One of the great things about gardening — in addition to creating beautiful landscapes and delicious, healthy food — is its educational opportunities. Your friendly Planet Natural blogger has gardened on and off since my childhood some (garbled) years ago and I learn something new almost every time I pick up a how-to book, talk to a companion gardener, or get my hands in the dirt. Best are the things ...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love My Drip System

By Jennifer Ruisch   Drip systems can be a garden godsend, or simply sabotage, depending on many things.  Not the least of which is the quality and scope of your setup. There are lots of pros and cons to drip systems. Some people swear by them, a few swear at them; the occasional drip disaster tale does make its way to my ears. Like my friend who used a bucket drip system to keep her house plants watered when she left the country, only to come home and find a big puddle on her ...

A Blog We Like

Check out our friend Everest's blog at JUST4GROWERS as he unlocks the secrets of successfully growing cilantro indoors under T5 fluorescents.    

How to Grow Microgreens for Profit in 8 Easy Steps

(or how to make some green from microgreens) From our overseas friends at Soilless Magazine    If you have managed to review the March issue of Soilless Magazine you are already aware with the fact that the microgreens are not just a great business opportunity, but also possess very high nutritional value and are quite easy to grow. Below you will find a step-by-step guide on how to grow these amazing, tender, flavorful, and full of nutrients plants. First of all, you should ...

Old Seed? Or New?

By E. Vinje, our esteemed guest blogger from Planet Natural in Bozeman, Montana   How long seeds last depends on the type of seed and the conditions in which they're stored. Your thrifty Planet Natural blogger has had good luck storing leftover seed (PDF) he’s purchased from year to year … except when he didn’t. Not too many years ago, we stocked up on spinach seed for all the repeated planting we’d planned. There was plenty left over — that summer was cool and damp, so our ...

The Mean Green

By Jennifer Ruisch Green film ruining your day? I’ve been there. What’s that? Not the first time? This has been going on for a while, you say? You should probably get that checked out. The benefits of keeping a hydro system far outweigh the risks, if you ask me. But there are some unique challenges that come with keeping an aquatic environment in your home. There’s the ever-present danger of leaks. There’s also the danger of your dog trying to drink out of your flood table. Better ...


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