Category «Gardening and Growing Info»

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 …

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 …

The Secret Trick to Germinating Seeds

Growing your plants from seed to harvest is way more fulfilling than just planting store bought transplants.  It’s much cheaper too. But germinating seeds correctly can be somewhat of a tricky matter. There are a lot of different methods that work better than others but this video by YouTuber gardener Gary Pilarchik,  maps out the most effective and …

15 Raised Bed Garden Ideas Inspired by Instagram Users

Raised bed gardens are an easy, manageable, and great way to grow vegetables, herbs, and even ornamentals. Here are 15 great raised bed vegetable garden ideas inspired by Instagram users, starting with our very own Mantis backyard garden… Our Mantis Garden entering productive phase. A photo posted by Mantis Plant Protection (@mantisplantprotection) on Oct 26, …

10 Growing Tools Every Gardener Should Have

A gardener is only as good as the arsenal of gardening tools that they have to use.   There are times when a particular tool can come in handy and will make your life that much easier because you have it in your garden shed.   These 10 growing tools you should consider adding to …

Diatomaceous Earth is DYNAMITE! 5 Incredible Uses for Home and Garden That Will Blow Your Mind

Did you know TNT is not the same thing as dynamite?  TNT is trinitrotoluene and dynamite is nitroglycerin mixed with diatomaceous earth, (DE).  That’s right, I always knew diatomaceous was a DYNAMITE product but had no idea it is literally dynamite…that’s awesome! Although diatomaceous earth has an endless amount of applications like filtration, grain storage, odor control, …

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