Alan Ray

Alan Ray is an independent writer who has experienced an eclectic career. He co-created and was the Head Writer for a reality television series as well as composing and producing the Theme song. He has written radio comedy, specials for National Public Radio, hundreds of blogs and no end of gardening and how-to articles spanning a galaxy of topics from aquaponics to the history of the flush toilet. He has also worked tirelessly on countless projects that went nowhere. Additionally, Alan spent years in recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked as a staff songwriter for various music publishing companies. He is both a multiple BMI Award recipient and ASCAP award-winning songwriter, respectively. He has also written 5 books and is a New York Times best selling author (Non-Fiction/Humor). While touring the country doing book-signings, he did over 700 live radio interviews with every major radio station in the nation as well as the BBC and Radio Free Europe. Currently, he is a regular contributor to this site in addition to two of the top gardening magazines in Canada including a Medical Marijuana magazine and also a B2B mag. He enjoys small town life in southern Tennessee where his time is spent writing, messing with plants and laughing a lot with his lovely and quick-witted wife.

How Aquaponics Works

How Aquaponics Works – A Guide To Building Your Own System

What is Aquaponics? AQUAPONICS IS AN INGENIOUS METHOD OF NATURAL FOOD PRODUCTION (fish & plant life) that Nature created and that you can now replicate at home…but on a much smaller scale of course. The word Aquaponics is formed by the synthesizing of two words, aqua (water), and from the Greek ponos, or ponics (labor). When you combine the two, voila! Aquaponics. Simply …

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How to Identify and Get Rid of Potato Bugs

Potato Bug Repellent

With the growing season upon us, Organic Daily Post is constructing plant-specific articles addressing how best to protect your backyard Garden of Eden from plant-damaging insects. These easy to read and informative articles show you what to look for to know if your garden has been bugged. We tell you what the bad bugs look …

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7 Non-Toxic Ways to Get Rid of Garden Pests

Are You Using These 7 Non-Toxic Ways to Get Rid of Garden Pests?

In an ever more health-conscious world, people are constantly seeking better and more natural pest control for gardens. They are looking for better ways of protecting their plants, grasses, flowers, and vegetables without the use of poisonous chemicals, which kill indiscriminately. Natural Garden Pest Control Whether you live urban, suburban, or rural, if you have …

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How to Make Organic Compost

Best Organic Compost to Buy

Compost (noun) – Decayed organic material such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetables used as a plant fertilizer. Compost (verb) – Make vegetable matter or manure into compost. In a nutshell, compost is an earthy material produced by the natural breakdown of organic matter. Composting is the process of mixing those organic materials and creating …

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How to Start Tomato Seeds

Start Tomatoes From Seed

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” -Brian O’Driscoll​ For those folks who cannot wait to get their hands in the dirt, spring not only signals the end of a dreary winter but portends the coming summer months of being outdoors and …

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7 Sensational Succulents

Benefits of Succulents

Succulent is the term used to describe the ability of certain plants to retain water. The word succulent comes from the Latin succas, which means sap or juice. Succulent plants are generally grown at home indoors and are considered ornamental plants because they can bloom in a host of vibrant colors. Expressing their versatility, however, succulents also do well outdoors …

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