Organic Fertilizing & Soil Health

Turning Cover Crops into Green Manure

Turning Cover Crops into Green Manure

Cover crops planted in the fall are now growing like weeds. But now what do you do with them? They should be turned into Green Manure! Time to knock down your cover crop. In our video on Green Manure, Tricia talks about...

Wonderful Worms

Wonderful Worms

You probably know that worms are good for the soil. Charles Darwin wrote in his final book that worms “have played a more important part in the history of the world than most persons would at first suppose.” From recycling organic matter...

How to Use Fertilizers-Bone Meal

How to Use Fertilizers-Bone Meal

What are you growing this year? All of your plants, and especially potatoes, onions, garlic, and flower bulbs, will appreciate a feeding of bone meal! Bone meal is exactly what it sounds like: pulverized bones. These usually are from cattle, as a...

How to Make Your Own High-Quality Compost

How to Make Your Own High-Quality Compost

Cook up your own FAST, high-quality compost and either use it immediately in your garden, or use it to brew a great compost tea. Want to make fast compost to enrich the soil in your garden? Our video shows you how to...

No Till Gardening

No Till Gardening

Tillage makes it easier to incorporate fertilizers and plant small seeds. It also speeds up decomposition of any plant matter you bury in the process. Plus it’s satisfying to see the weeds disappear when you turn them under. But what if you...

How to Use Fertilizers-Soft Rock Phosphate

How to Use Fertilizers-Soft Rock Phosphate

Soft rock phosphate, also called CalPhos or colloidal phosphate, is a great source of potassium and calcium for your plants. Our CalPhos comes from phosphate rock mined in Florida, which was formed millions of years ago from the mineralized remains of marine...

How to Use Soil Amendments-Diatomite Rock

How to Use Soil Amendments-Diatomite Rock

You’ve probably heard of diatomaceous earth, and maybe you’ve even used it to protect your plants from crawling insects. But have you heard of the soil amendment called diatomite rock? Diatomite rock is what diatomaceous earth is made from. The small chunks...

How to Use Fertilizers-Silicon

How to Use Fertilizers-Silicon

We gardeners know that the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium–or NPK–are essential for healthy plants. But a lesser known element can make a big difference in your veggie garden: silicon. Silicon is found all over and at the center of the earth,...

How to Use Soil Amendments-Perlite

How to Use Soil Amendments-Perlite

Have you ever bought potted plants or veggie starts, and wondered what those tiny lumps of white are that look like bits of Styrofoam? That’s perlite, a non-toxic, lightweight soil additive that improves the soil structure to help keep plants healthy and...

How to Use Soil Amendments-Sphagnum Peat Moss

How to Use Soil Amendments-Sphagnum Peat Moss

Peat moss is an excellent soil amendment for your acid-loving plants. There are approximately 12,000 species of moss, but it’s only the 380 species of sphagnum moss that create peat. Bogs and fens form where sphagnum grows because both living and dead...

Gardening Tools

Hauling Tools- Green House