How to plant, grow and harvest the best organic and heirloom tomatoes in your own backyard.
When the winter blahs set in and your dreaming of fresh greens from your garden, consider growing indoors.
Here’s how to grow this attractive, drought-resistant herb instead of grass.
Understanding what the numbers on a fertilizer bag mean is as easy as 1-2-3.
The benefits of making and using nature’s best organic compost at home.
No matter whether you live in a home or an apartment, or what else is going on in your life, realizing that you may have a bed bug infestation is one of the worst things to deal with. These tiny, blood-sucking insects can be a real nuisance for more than one reason! According to a recent study published in Cell Biology, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have been around for 100 million years, and have bitten humans for thousands of years. DDT almost eradicated bed bugs, but they have surged back in the last twenty years. No one is sure why, but scientists think pesticide resistance and a large number of travelers from all over the world contribute to the problem. Unfortunately, these little pests can be difficult to get rid of, and that’s why we at Planet Natural have written this complete guide to help you spot the early signs of bed bugs, and know exactly what to do next to get rid of bed bugs effectively. What are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are insects of the genus Cimex that feed on human blood at night. Their bites can have a variety of negative health impacts, such as skin rashes,… Read more
Microgreens have been making their way into grocery stores, restaurants, and into the recipes of some of your favorite foods. These little leafy greens are packed with nutrients, usually more than the mature plants themselves, and can be a great addition to any diet as well as a beautiful garnish to any dish. But what exactly are they? And what is the hype all about? These greens were popularized in the 1980s when they made their debut in fine dining restaurants in California. They then started popping up in high-end grocery stores and specialty stores, but many of us steer clear of them due to their high price point. But you’d be surprised to know just how easy they are to grow at home with just a handful of gardening supplies! They’re also ready to use in a matter of days (not months) and can be a rewarding activity for just about anyone. What’s best is that they can be grown all-year around, so even if you’re reading this during winter time, you can successfully grow it at home next to your kitchen sink! If all that sounds exciting to you, this article is for you! Here, we’ll go into… Read more
The difference between the Bt used by organic farmers and that inserted into Monsanto’s GMO corn is dramatic.
The Red oak tree is a timber tree belonging to the beech family. They are wooden shrubs and trees with bristle leaves lined with hairy shells and bitter seeds that mature in two growing seasons. This beautiful tree has one of the most fantastic fall foliage and outlives its growers. It is also effortless to transplant. The red attached to it is due to the bright red color in the leaf veins on the underside of the leaves. The red oak trees thrive in any environment and soil conditions but have a faster growth rate in slightly acidic soil. The plant is usually grown for ornamental purposes. Read on to more about this beautiful tree, and how to grow and take care of it. Botanical Name: Quercus rubra Common Name: Red Oak Family: Fagaceae Plant Type: Deciduous tree Hardiness Zones: 3 – 8 (USDA) Sun Exposure: Full sun Soil Type: Fertile, sandy, dry, well-draining soil Soil pH: Acidic Height: 50 to 75 feet Bloom Time: April to May Flower Color: Yellowish-green Native Area: Eastern North America Red Oak Plant Care Red Oak Trees are native to North America and may be found in the western states, such as California, to… Read more
One of the most popular (and nutritious) greens, organic gardeners are growing spinach by the millions.
Tips and techniques to plant, grow and care for your organic raspberry patch!
Glorious and edible, this easy-to-grow, bold annual with orange and yellow blossoms lasts all summer.