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How to start seeds for your organic garden:     Supplies: 1. Quality organic potting soil 2. Trays without holes 3. 4 inch starter pots or 6 cell seed pots that will fit in your tray 4. Water pump sprayer, or mister (any cheap spray bottle will work just fine) 5. Seeds for your garden     Instructions: The most important part of starting seeds is finding a quality medium to plant them in. There are alot of seed starting soils and peat pucks and whatnot to use, but most are very difficult to use or just plain don't work....

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Hello everyone! By now we are just about going stir crazy from winter so lets get outside and start getting our gardens ready for spring planting. First, I would like to start this topic off with a saying I heard a long time ago and I always come back to. "A bare soil is a dead soil. " Unknown Now this may not be completley true, but it is to a certian extent.  Mulch is essential to keep the good bugs and worms working over your soil and organic material that you add throughout the year.  Keeping the soil moisture...

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When I started farming, organic of course, I always wondered how much water I should give, and how often. Whether I was farming in containers or pots, or in the ground I always thought I was watering too much.  I was right. This blog will focus on container watering as its the most common issue I see in grows. Watering is something that takes time and patience and you should try to understand your plants and your soils.  The plant will tell you when it needs water (wilting), but you should never get to that point.  Letting your soil dry...

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Have you heard of a SIP?  If you have or havent, this article is for you.   SIP = sub irrigation planter "In agriculture, subirrigation, also known as seepage irrigation, is a method of irrigation where water is delivered to the plant root zone from below the soil surface and absorbed upwards. The excess may be collected for reuse." - wiki Sub irrigated planters allow the plant to have as much water as they need and keep soil moisture at a level in which the plant will love.   Since plants naturally absorb water from the roots upwards, this method...

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How to build a Worm bin This is an interesting topic because there are many ways to build a worm bin. It all depends on what end result you are trying to achieve. If you are trying to produce castings for your home garden or for sale your ideal bin would be a flow through reactor design. If you want to breed worms your ideal bin would be a bucket or tote of varying sizes. I am going to explain how to create a beneficial environment for your worms inside the bin. That is the most important because thats where...

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