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Natural soil additives can make your garden perform beyond your highest expectations!

Check out our collection of articles on earth-friendly fertilizer info, like understanding NPK ratios, using animal manure, going organic, and more. We’re here to help you build healthy soil and robust plants!

Fertilizer Numbers: What They Mean and Why They Matter

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Understanding what the numbers on a fertilizer bag mean is as easy as 1-2-3.

New Labeling on Seaweed Fertilizer Explained

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Gardeners have been using kelp extracts for years, but now the EPA is requiring new labeling on the growth amendment.

Using Fish and Seaweed Fertilizers

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Nutrient-rich fish and seaweed fertilizers make the garden grow.

Gardening with Chickens

Common Pests

Natural fertilizer and pest control from the birds that give us eggs and companionship.

Micronutrients Essential for Plant Health

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There’s a whole list of plant micronutrients that are key, in much smaller quantities, to the health of your plants.

Fertilizer Runoff Killing Gulf

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This year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, usually around 6,000 to 7,000 square miles, might well be the largest in history.

Plant Growth Regulators: Safe?

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Flowering plants, like marigolds, have been treated with PGRs for years, resulting in small plants with many blossoms.

Easy to Make Fertilizer Recipes

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Proven fertilizer recipes -- using trusted, organic ingredients -- that answer your garden's specific needs.

Phosphorus Apocalypse

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Every gardener worth her or his compost knows what phosphorus is. It’s the “P” in the N-P-K ratio.

Soil Amendments for Your Garden

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A vegetable grower's guide to the different types of products available for amending your soil.

A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizers

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In a perfect world, your garden's soil would provide all the nutrients plants need.

Organic Fertilizer Benefits

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What's the best fertilizer -- natural vs. synthetic -- to use in your garden?