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How to Use a Ladbrooke Soil Blocker

The easiest and most adaptable seed starting system is the Ladbrooke soil blocker. With this ingenious device, you can make your own soil blocks and forever eliminate buying peat pots, which often cause your plants to become root bound and do not break down in the garden. A Ladbrooke soil blocker is a one-time investment and is quality made in England. Commercial growers use these to make millions of soil blocks year after year without any wear and tear. Simply keep your soil blocker clean, and it will become an heirloom to pass down through generations. There are cheap Chinese [ ... ]

How to Make Nutrient Dense Soil for Growing Vegetables in Pots

Studies have shown that the more nutrients plants have available, the healthier and more disease resistant they are. Just like in the human body, diseases do not have a chance to take hold if the host plant is healthy. Conventional growing methods add only nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, but studies have shown that our soils are becoming depleted of the other nutrients needed by plants, which is causing our food to become less and less nutritious. For example, conventionally grown spinach now has only a tenth of the nutrition that it had 40 to 50 years ago. How to Grow High [ ... ]

How to Grow Vegetables in Pots – Economical Seed Starting

Starting your own plants from seeds is one of the most rewarding of all gardening projects. Instead of being limited to the typical varieties of plants offered as transplants, you can choose from a much wider variety of plants with an almost unlimited array of flavors, colors and attributes. Once you sample some of the gourmet varieties that are seldom seen in stores, your tastes will forever change. In the dead of winter, the bright light of a window or grow lights will cheer you up. Baby plants springing up from your grow trays will make you eager to get into [ ... ]