Organic Growing

  • Using Sulfur For Pest Control

    Curious about the potential of sulfur for pest control? This article will tell you everything you need to know.

    Sulfur is a natural pesticide that has been used for generations to interrupt the growth, development, and life cycle of many kinds of pests. It doesn’t work in all situations, but for some garden dilemmas, sulfur might be the solution you are looking for. 

    It might be hard for you to believe that something as simple as sulfur can make such a huge difference when it comes to the health of your plants. However, when you’re looking for an inexpensive pesticide, sulfur could very well be the solution you have been looking for.

    Here are some tips on using and burning sulfur for pest control  - as well as some precautions to keep in mind.

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  • How To Use Dolomite Lime For Plants

    Are you curious about how to use dolomite for plants? By the end of this article, you’ll feel confident using this unique compound in the garden to balance out your soil.

    It’s important to understand the exact needs of your plants. Although some plants, such as blueberries and azaleas, like acidic soil, most prefer for things to be more on the neutral side. That’s where dolomite lime for plants is so useful. 

    This common garden amendment is a limestone compound that contains both magnesium and calcium at ratios of 18 to 23% each. These elements not only can provide much-needed minerals to your soil but can also help raise the pH to make the soil more alkaline.

    So when is dolomite for plants necessary - and how do you apply it? We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about using dolomite lime for plants. 

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  • The Complete Guide To Organic Garden Pest Control

    If you’re preparing for your first crop in an organic garden, pest control is going to be tougher than you may be used to because you won’t be able to rely on some of the products and tactics you’re used to in traditional growing.

    Gardening is tricky enough - but being more limited in resources when dealing with pests or fungi? This makes things even more difficult. 

    Although sometimes pesticides & fungicides are the only options, organic gardening is becoming more and more popular as people become more conscious about what they put in their bodies. 

    If you’re looking for tips on how to control pests organically, you may have heard of classic remedies like diatomaceous earth and neem oil concentrate.

    But do these organic veggie garden pest control options really work - and if so, how? Today, we’re going to cover everything you need to know - including what truly defines whether a garden is organic or not.

    Then, we’ll teach you some of the most effective organic garden pest prevention and control tips out there. By the end of this article, you’ll feel confident handling any bug or fungus that dares enter your garden! 

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  • Organic Hydroponics: How To Grow Soilless Plants Organically

    One of the most hotly contested debates in agriculture has been that of organic hydroponics. Is it truly possible to cultivate soilless plants organically?

    You may be thinking, of course it is - I can just feed my hydro plants an organic nutrient solution, right? In the past, this wasn’t really possible because organic nutes were thick, and clogged systems.

    But these days, natural plant nutrition has evolved to the point where this is less of a concern. There are all kinds of organic formulations that claim to be suitable for hydroponnics.

    And yet, many growers claim that organic growing will never actually be possible through a hydroponics system.

    We’ll explore this debate in depth, and take a look at arguments from both sides of the fence to finally put this debate to rest.

    We’ll then give our recommendation on how you should proceed if you’re interested in giving this approach to horticulture a try! Let’s start with some definitions.

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  • Kelp Meal For Plants: The Power Of Seaweed Fertilizer!

    While you may not have ever considered feeding seaweed in the garden or grow room, hear us out when we say liquid kelp meal for plants is one of the most potent, organic fertilizers out there!

    Chalk full of essential nutrients and derived entirely from plant sources, this is something organic growers have turned to for decades to produce natural, bountiful harvests.

    And if you’ve read our article discussing whether plant nutrient sources matter or not, you are already aware of what a plant-based fertilizer can do.

    But because growers are so used to feeding a full-fledged nutrient package with an easy to follow, detailed feeding schedule, how do you add this into your regimen without risking nutrient toxicity?

    We’ll teach you how to introduce this into your existing regimen, or create a feeding schedule around it. After that, we’ll give you our top three choices for liquid kelp for plants.

    First, though, we want to cover what this additive even is, what nutrients it contains, and why we think you should add it to your plant’s diet.

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  • Garden Companion Planting - The Complete Guide

    Garden companion planting - it’s like spending all day, every day, with your very best friend. This is one of the smartest things you can do to improve the health of your garden, while increasing the variety of plants you grow.

    Not only can it reduce the likelihood of diseases and pests, but when done correctly, it can even help improve the nutrient content of your soil. 

    The end result? Happier, healthier crops that grow well no matter what you throw at them. And, a diverse selection of crops, too!

    In our garden companion planting guide, we are going to help you add this technique to your IPM strategy so that you can cultivate happy, healthy, problem-free plants this year!

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  • Bone Meal: How to Use This Organic Fertilizer in the Garden

    When you need to add phosphorus to the soil in your garden, many organic gardeners turn to bone meal fertilizer for plants. 

    This is a highly effective and natural garden soil amendment that can work wonders for your plants.

    After all, plants that are deficient in phosphorus tend to have a hard time forming strong roots and growing the way they should.

    If you’re curious about how to use bone meal for soil plants, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will tell you everything you need to know.

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  • How To Use Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden

    If you want to prevent pests from infiltrating your soil from the jump, you need to learn how to use diatomaceous earth in the garden!

    This is one of the most underutilized pest prevention methods in the horticulture industry, and we believe the reason for this is lack of knowledge. 

    Because once you learn all the benefits of using diatomaceous earth in the garden, you’ll be implementing this approach for life. 

    We’ll cover all these in just a moment. And then we’ll actually teach you everything you need to know about how to use diatomaceous earth in the garden, and keep crawling insects at bay for good!

    Let’s start by covering what exactly this mouthful of a phrase actually is.

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  • Worm Castings: How to Use to Grow Huge, Healthy Plants

    If you want to try and add some organic nutrition to your garden, you need to learn how to use worm castings!

    You might already know just how beneficial live earthworms can be to a garden, helping break down bacteria and fungi into usable resources for your roots. But, adding dead earthworm castings to the soil can be even more valuable to your plants!

    Read on to discover how to use this product in the garden, along with why you should even consider supplementing your existing nutrient regimen with them in the first place.

    We’ll start by answering the question, what are worm castings? Then, we'll cover some basic information you need to know before adding this awesome amendment to your crop.

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  • Neem Oil: How and When to Use on Plants

    By learning when & how to use neem oil properly, you can prevent many plant pests & diseases.

    In a perfect world, you would be able to grow plants that didn't need any help getting to the finish line. No weeding, watering, and most importantly, pests or fungi. However, most growers have experienced their fair share of crop issues.

    To become the best grower you can be, you need to be aware of all the best strategies, techniques, and products. Keeping up with the quickly evolving technology will help keep your garden as healthy and productive as it can be. 

    If you’re wondering how to use neem oil on plants, you've come to the right place. Read on as we discuss when the best time to apply it is, and how to actually use it for different garden care issues.

    First, though, let's discuss what this product even is, along with the benefits you'll enjoy by adding it to your arsenal.

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