What is Compost? ` Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose, such as yard waste, plant trimmings, leaves, grass clippings, soil with microbes and wet kitchen scraps (but not fat and meat). Basically, backyard composting is an acceleration … Thinking of Starting A Compost Pile?
What is Mulch and Why is it Important? Mulch can be anything that covers the soil. It ‘s purpose is to retain moisture and prevent weeds, and help maintain soil temperature. It can be applied at different times of the year depending on the purpose. Towards the beginning of the growing season mulches serve initially … To Mulch or Not to Mulch? And When?
Garlic adds spice to the garden and potent flavor for your summer meals. Fall (after the first frost) is the perfect time to plant garlic for your summer harvest. A sunny, well-drained garden amended with compost provides ideal growing conditions. Water until the weather stops you, then start again after the snow melts in the … Plant Garlic Now for Flavor Next Summer
Tomatoes, peppers, squash and eggplant often suffer from this affliction. It shows up as a blackish spot on the end of the fruit, opposite the stem. It is usually the result of overly wet or acid soil keeps the plant from absorbing calcium that builds cell strength. To prevent blossom end rot, apply a half … Fix Blossom End Rot
Ok, you got me, there is no one single secret, but rather a conglomeration of techniques, best practices, etc that encourage the growth and quality you want in a home grown vegetable. From soil types to fertilizers to plant spacing, this guide will leave you feeling capable and ready to get started! So… Let’s to … The Secret of Organic Veggies
We Have Organic Seeds!! We carry both “Botanical Interests Organic Seed” and “Livingston Seed” at Giordano’s. Come in and see our large selection of non-GMO seeds including a wide variety of organic vegetable seeds, flowering annuals, organic melon seeds and much more for your garden beds! We also carry starter kits for enthusiasts wanting to get … GMO???
Composting is a way of enriching your garden at little or no cost. What to Compost: food scraps, no meat or dairy. Leaves and yard waste no large branches or sticks. Add Ringer Compost Plus All Purpose Compost Maker. For faster results turn your compost every two weeks to aerate your pile and keep in … Got Leaves? Make Compost!
Late fall is the time to fertilize your trees, scrubs and perennials. When the ground becomes cold your plants will turn dormant. The cold temperatures will allow the nutrients to be held in the soil all winter. They will work their way down deep into the root systems of your plants. As the weather begins … It’s time to fertilize your trees, shrubs & perennials
They are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which help prevent cholesterol buildup in blood vessels. According to Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute, pumpkins can help prevent or alleviate certain conditions, such as depression, kidney stones, cataracts, skin damage from the sun, and enlargement of the prostate gland. The best pumpkins for cooking and … Eating pumpkins has health benefits!
Bumper Crop – Organic soil builder Organic Soil Amendment super charged with Mycorrhizae Worm Castings Kelp Meal Dehydrated Poultry Manure Helpful Composting Hints Mix in a 1″ layer to your flower and shrub beds. Mix in a 2″ layer to your vegetable garden beds. You can also add a handful of compost into each hole … Now is the time to add compost to your garden beds!!