Gardening

Gardening with Perlite and Vermiculite

Gardening with Perlite and Vermiculite: Soil Enhancements

Perlite & Vermiculite If you garden regularly or just putter around with plants and flowers you’re probably familiar with perlite and/or vermiculite. Most plant friendly people are. Even people who don’t garden when asked, knew the pair had something to do with dirt and plants although few could tell us specifically what that was when …

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Growing Mushrooms at Home

Before we get into the concept of growing mushrooms at home, there are a few words and terminologies you should familiarize yourself with so you can understand what you’re reading. Flush – An abundance or bounty. In this case, a flush is the harvest of mushrooms produced. It is blooming in mushroom language. Fungus – Any member of the group …

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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

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, then, is simply the tossing together of those organic materials whose …

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