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Kellog's Potting Soil OMRI

Potting Soils - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Potting soils come in all shapes and sizes, but do those potting soils really work as advertised and contain healthy, wholesome ingredients to help your precious seedlings get that critical head start they need?
Square Foot Potting Soil Closeup

Are Seed Starting Mixes Worth Your Money?

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Seed starting mixes can be confusing – what’s good and what’s junk? Is the extra expense worth it, or is the cheapest mix just as good? Let's take a look!
Aphids on Leaf

Controlling Aphids Naturally

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Aphids are perennial pests that gardeners deal with, often with very mixed results. We'll show you both prevention and treatment methods for aphids.
Blossom End Rot

Blossom End Rot - What To Do

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Blossom end rot is a perennial problem for gardeners. We'll show you both preventative and immediate techniques to minimize this all-too-common disease.
Adding Sardines

Best Homemade Fish Emulsion

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Fish emulsion feeds the soil and plants with biologically available nutrients while increasing soil and microbe health. Make the best emulsion at home!
Fresh Coffee Grounds

Coffee Grounds Build Compost and Soil Health

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Coffee grounds are great for soil, providing minerals and energy to decomposing microbes, buffering soil pH and feeding earthworms.
Milk as Soil Improver

How Milk Improves Soil Health

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Milk, in surprisingly small amounts, can make multiple significant positive impacts on the health and productivity of your entire garden.
Spring Leaf Lettuce

Spring Garden Soil Elixir

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A Spring garden soil elixir that is easy to mix, completely non-toxic and hugely beneficial to jump-starting your garden's soil for planting.
The Cycle of Terroir- From the Soil, to the Seed, to the Food You Eat

The Cycle of Terroir- From the Soil, to the Seed, to the Food You Eat

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Healthy soil plus healthy seed grows tasty food and healthy people. A simple, systematic approach to healthy soil, seed and food is presented.
Compost Soil Food

Compost- Nourishing Your Garden Soil

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Compost is one of the best and easiest ways to feed your garden soil and should be used instead of commercial chemical fertilizers.
Azomite or Elemite Trace Minerals

Mineral Restoration of Your Garden Soil Part II

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There are many ways to introduce needed minerals into your garden. We show how to address the trace elements that are limiting factors when not present.
Azomite or Elemite Trace Minerals

Mineral Restoration of Your Garden Soil

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How to build healthy, vibrant garden soil that is not only incredibly productive but provides pest and disease resilience with mineral restoration.
Terra Preta Soil

Terra Preta- Magic Soil of the Lost Amazon Part II

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How using Stone Age agriculture may just be the best way to build the health, fertility, resiliency and nutrient cycling of the soil several fold.
Terra Preta Soil

Terra Preta- Magic Soil of the Lost Amazon

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This is a different approach for creating a healthy garden, starting with the soil. What we have learned is that everything really does start with the soil.