Just as our fertilizers provide your garden with a variety of nutrients, our chief blogger tries to provide your brain a variety of reminders, information and entertaining tidbits to help you grow your best garden.

  1. Soil Science: Too Much of a Good Nutrient Can Be Bad

    Soil Science: Too Much of a Good Nutrient Can Be Bad

    If essential nutrients are really essential for healthy plant growth and development, more is better, right? Read more
  2. Examine the (Almost) Essentials: Silicon

    Examine the (Almost) Essentials: Silicon

    Silicon is not considered an essential element for plants because not every plant needs silicon to live or thrive. But for some plants, silicon is a life or death matter. Read more
  3. Ingredients In-Depth: Molasses

    Ingredients In-Depth: Molasses

    Mmm…mmm… Molasses! Not the kind in your pantry, but the kind you spread on your lawn or in your garden. Read more
  4. Meeting Soil Test Recommendations, Naturally

    Meeting Soil Test Recommendations, Naturally

    Research suggests that 50-80% of the nitrogen in chemical fertilizers never reaches the plants that need it. Read more
  5. Examine the (Almost) Essentials: Sodium

    Examine the (Almost) Essentials: Sodium

    If your soil test shows excessive salt levels, adding organic matter and improving drainage can reduce soil salinity. Read more
  6. Ingredients In-Depth: Distillers Grains

    Ingredients In-Depth: Distillers Grains

    Distillers grains from ethanol are almost always corn, while those from beer brewers are mostly barley. Read more
  7. Meet the ‘Maker: Bill, Builder of Fertilizer Formulas

    Meet the ‘Maker: Bill, Builder of Fertilizer Formulas

    You can thank Bill, our Chief Formulator, for the balanced nutrients you’re feeding your soil and plants. Read more

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