1. Examine the Essentials: Molybdenum

    Examine the Essentials: Molybdenum

    The good news is, molybdenum is needed in very small quantities by plants, and it rarely deficient in garden soil. Read more
  2. Investigate the Ingredients: Blood Meal

    Investigate the Ingredients: Blood Meal

    This natural fertilizer contains 12% nitrogen, making it tied with feather meal for the title of our highest-nitrogen ingredient. Read more
  3. National Treasures: Plants in Our National Parks

    National Treasures: Plants in Our National Parks

    I’m continually amazed by the diversity of plant life and how different landscapes look from one state or region to the next. Read more
  4. Soil Science: The Huge Importance of Humus

    Soil Science: The Huge Importance of Humus

    Unlike hummus, humus is not very tasty with pita chips and feta cheese. It is, however, one of the most important components of healthy garden soil. Read more
  5. Examine the Essentials: Zinc

    Examine the Essentials: Zinc

    Zinc is one of the nutrients that becomes less available to plants as soil pH increases, so maintaining proper pH is key for making sure your plants get their needed Zinc. Read more
  6. Investigate the Ingredients: Cottonseed Meal

    Investigate the Ingredients: Cottonseed Meal

    Cottonseed meal is a wonderful nitrogen-rich fertilizer for young plants because its nitrogen releases slowly enough that it won’t burn young plants. Read more
  7. The Annual Planting of the Annuals

    The Annual Planting of the Annuals

    Marigolds to bring the good bugs to the garden, violets to remind me of Ohio, Alyssum to try in our hanging baskets. Read more