Aug
28
2012

Top Feed Drip Method Pt. 3

Top Feed Drip Method Pt. 3 We continue this month with the conclusion of three installments on the introduction and design tips to set-up your own top feed drip system.  Here is the link to part one and part two. Plant Food/Amendments- There are quite a few of options to choose from these days. The first and most important thing, is to make sure you have all your bases covered with a complete nutrient program.  Traditionally this would be a base … Continue Reading

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Apr
25
2012

Top Feed Drip Method Pt1

Top-Feeding Drip Top feeding plants can be a simple and very effective way to keep your plants hydrated, or fed properly. There are various different products that can be used to top feed, and I will attempt to explore the most applicable options, and when and why they do, or do not work well for a given situation. Theory Behind Top-Feeding Two important components that plants need to survive are water and nutrients. Plant mediums either contain nutrients – such … Continue Reading

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Apr
25
2012

Fabric Pot or Plastic Container

Are plastic containers or cloth pots better for container gardening?  Well, both have their pluses and minuses.  After a closer examination, you should be able to choose which is better for your situation.  While plastic containers have traditionally dominated our industry over the last few years, more and more fabric pots have entered the market-place as of recent.  So what we wanted to do is breakdown the differences between the two approaches and weigh-in on our thoughts with all factors … Continue Reading

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Apr
02
2012

Insect Frass : A New Compost Tea Additive

Sometimes folks have a hard time getting their tea going; especially getting a rich fungal dominant tea.  But this isn’t necessarily from poor brewing practices; it may be from using less than adequate inputs, or from dormant soils.  The process of activating your humus (Ancient Forest, Vital Earth’s Organic Compost, Vermiblend Compost Ammendment, or the like)  is outlined in the excellent book, Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis.  Their process calls for taking your humus, filling a … Continue Reading

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