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Juice Gardening

Juice It Up!Juicing is a relatively new health trend gaining popularity throughout the U.S. But why? Haven’t we always drank juice?Turns out, the difference between the apple juice you find in the grocery store and the juice that comes from a juicer is great. Juicing your own fruits and vegetables allows you to closely monitor [...]

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Composting Basics: What Do I Need to Start?

As spring approaches, you may consider creating your own compost to make sure that your flowers, fruits, or vegetables are vibrant and healthy this year. Beginning a compost bin is an excellent idea for any gardener, regardless of experience—once installed, your compost bin or composter won’t require a ton of attention, as nature has [...]

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Composting Basics: What (and What Not) to Compost

Deciding what to add to your compost begins with understanding what different kinds of organic materials bring to the microorganisms that will be breaking them down. All living things—or things that have once been alive—contain carbon and nitrogen, and this carbon and nitrogen is what microbes consume to cause decomposition. Carbon is used [...]

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Composting Basics: Types of Composters

Worm CompostingWorm composting, or vermicomposting, uses earthworms on top of the microorganisms at work already in the decomposition process to turn waste into usable compost. Worm composters and composting systems keep worms contained, and as you supply organic materials for the worms to eat, they pass it through their bodies and excrete castings, or [...]

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Composting Basics: The Composting Process

Around the world, people have become much more concerned with their environmental impact and the idea of sustainable living as both a way to protect the planet and reduce costs in the home. As a result, home composting has gotten increasingly popular as a method to reduce waste and improve gardens without spending money [...]

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A Quick Guide to Plant Nutrition

Like us, plants need a variety of nutrients to stay healthy and thriving. Most of us are aware of the N-P-K needs of plants (these values are clearly listed on the labels of most commercial fertilizers), but there are also several trace minerals and nutrients that are just as important to healthy plant growth. [...]

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Aquilegia (Columbine)

One of our favorite perennials to grow in the flowerbed is columbine. Everything from its dark green lobed leaves to its bright ruby and royal blue and purple blooms seems a purposefully whimsical design by nature to get us bright and cheery after cold, gray winter. Columbine is a highly recognizable flower due to its [...]

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More Incredibly Weird Plants

The durian tree produces a fruit that is widely considered in southeast Asia to be the King of Fruits. The durian fruit is incredibly large, weighing several pounds and up to a foot in length. The husk is tough and spiked, but when opened reveals a soft and sweet yellow flesh that many [...]

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Cleaning with Your Garden

Air QualityOur furniture and the products we use to clean it may make our homes more comfortable, but they contribute largely to the presence of toxins in the air. Carpeting, wood flooring, computers, and televisions, over time, can introduce some potentially harmful chemicals into the home—you just can’t always see them. For example, [...]

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Gardening with Flat Tire Decor

We love our environment—that’s why we love our Flat Tire Décor products! Flat Tire Décor, based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is committed to offering you long-lasting and hard-working products that help to reduce the impact we make on our planet. From bags to baskets to planters, our Flat Tire Décor is made from [...]

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