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we announced last week, NEW stock for 2017 is available on our
website. In case you placed an order over that last week or so
(especially during the sale), those orders are processed and shipping.
As we stated originally, it took about a week to complete the packaging
*Email notification sent on shipped orders*
And yes, they are fresh 2017 seed stock with our new labeling and packaging.
few of our customers expressed their concerns about our instruction
labels and how they would tear when the package was opened. So we made a
few changes. You ask, and we did it!!!
But that's not all. We've added another batch of new (to us) Heirloom Seed varieties
AND we have a flash sale just for this week!
Details are below. Enjoy!
Here's the BACK. The bottom is our old packaging. The top is the NEW.
You'll have to wait til your seed arrive to see the font!
Your Questions Answered
-What is your most difficult issue in the garden?
-Do you feel that your soil is lacking "something"?
-What "other" varieties of heirloom seeds are you looking for?
Over the next couple of weeks I will be addressing the responses and sharing them here in our e-newsletters.
If YOU would like to answer these
questions via email, please reply to this e-newsletter or send us a
separate email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven't already had a chance to read it, I suggest starting with our article The Importance of Living Soil
not enough to just add fertilizer to your dirt and grow food. A
healthy, living soil will produce better, healthier yields.
From our article Mycorrhizae: The Fantastic Fungus
What is Mycorrhizae? Mycorrhizal fungi
include many species of fungi, like mushrooms. They all have long
filaments that resemble roots, and they grow near plants with which they
can share a beneficial relationship. They seek out plants that have
tiny bits of food dripping from their roots. They then attach themselves
to the plant and extend their filaments into parts of the surrounding
soil that the plant can't reach.
A plant would soon
exhaust its small area of surrounding soil of nutrients, but with the
help of mycorrhizal fungi, plants benefit from nutrients and moisture
found further from home. In addition, they produce glomalin, a
glycoprotein that helps stabilize the soil.
plants respond to mycorrhizae. Vegetable gardeners will notice that
their corn and tomatoes thrive when there are mycorrhizal fungi in the
soil, while leafy greens, especially members of the brassicas family,
show no response. Spinach and beets also resist mycorrhizal fungi. In
soil where these resistant plants grow, the mycorrhizal fungi eventually
die out. CONTINUE READING
From our article Feeding Your Plants-UPDATE
you're growing a veggie garden or you've ever grown a garden then you
probably know that nutrients are very important. Sun and soil (and
SEEDS) are also important. Nutrients play an integral role in plant
Plant Nutrients-Getting Started
Most "all-in-one" type of fertilizers have an "NPK" rating. NPK stands for Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium(potash).
What does each nutrient do?
In addition to other properties, Nitrogen helps plant foliage to grow
strong. Phosphorous helps roots and flowers grow and develop. Potassium
(Potash) is important for overall plant health.
Minerals are also VERY important to healthy plant growth.
Calcium is a component of plant cell walls, and it's needed for enzyme formation and nitrate uptake. Oyster Shell
is ground up into a powder and used as a natural and organic source of
Calcium! Organic calcium can also be used to help neutralize
excessively acidic soils, which is especially important when you're
growing green, leafy vegetables like lettuce and spinach, or cruciferous
vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. CONTINUE READING
*While Supplies Last*
ALL ITEMS BELOW ON SALE THRU 10/16/16
Full of trace Minerals, Carbohydrates and Amino Acids, helping create a strong root systems and makes a very healthy plant
Great as a liquid feed. Our recipe:
Kelp Tea Recipe for your Garden
**$4 OFF regular price**
**It is important to mention that our Alfalfa Meal
is Organic and Non-GMO** If you are looking to avoid synthetic
pesticides and gmo derivatives, Organic and Non-GMO is the way to go.
added to your compost pile, alfalfa acts as a stimulant. It decomposes
rapidly, creating heat which helps the rest of your compost to
decompose. And your finished compost will have higher nutrient levels
when alfalfa is used. Higher nutrient levels in your compost and soil
means more nutrient-dense produce in your garden. Bonus, Worms LOVE
Make Your Own Organic Liquid Feed recipe
**Available in 2 and 4 ounce options**
1 Tablespoon per gallon of water and keep agitated to guarantee even
distribution. One gallon of mix will treat 50 one gallon pots. Best to
apply twice per year, once in spring and fall
Reduces Drought Stress
Reduces Transplant Shock
Increases Overall Plant Hardiness
Promotes Nutrient Uptake
is used to help prevent the spread of various diseases, such as powdery
mildew, black spot, and blossom end rot. Other benefits of calcium
include, protection from heat stress, increases metabolic functions in
plant cells, leading to a greater intake of other nutrients such as
nitrogen and phosphorus. Natural, organic source of calcium is used to correct Ca deficiencies and raise pH in acidic soils.