How to Start a Compost Pile

Some people skip on turning their kitchen scraps and other compostable materials into compost because they worry that it’s going to be too hard to do, that they don’t have enough space to do it, or that it’s unsanitary to have around their home or yard.   The truth is that composting isn’t too hard …

Fungus Gnats: How to Protect Your Growroom

There aren’t many things worse than finding that you have fungus growing in your indoor growroom.   One of those things that is worse just happens to be fungus gnats.   These are common pests that can be found in areas where plants are being grown indoors, and there is high moisture and/or humidity in …

Mycorrhizae: Boost Plant Growth and Yield

As gardeners, we know all about great partnerships in the garden.  Compost and growing vegetables.  Earthworms and airy soil.  Bees and pollination.   One partnership that may be lurking right under your nose is the one between your plants and already existing mycorrhizal fungi in your soil.   This is a pretty strong partnership that …

How to Use Neem Oil in Your Garden

There is a good chance that you may be like myself, and think, hey, I’ve got a neem spray out in the garden shed ready to take on the nasties in your garden only to realize that it’s not the most effective spray.   You may think that you’ve used it in the past with …

7 Grower Benefits to Neem Oil

Neem oil is a vegetable-type oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of the neem tree, which is an evergreen tree native to India. Indian people discovered the many benefits of neem oil generations ago and have been using it for a variety of applications in medicine, health, beauty, and plant pesticides, which we’ll discuss further. Pure, …

An Effective Pesticide That You Can Eat?

Diatomaceous earth is touted as a pesticide that you can eat.   That’s a pretty crazy claim if you think about it, but it’s not false. Although many people have experienced several health benefits of diatomaceous earth and ingest it on a daily basis, we are not suggesting that you try eating diatomaceous earth.  But if you …

8 Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth Indoors

In our previous article, we discussed the wonders of diatomaceous earth for outside uses which you can see here. In this article, we’ll discuss the different ways that you can use diatomaceous earth inside your home.   Ready to dive into all of the great ways that diatomaceous earth can improve your home? 1. Flea …

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