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  • in reply to: My Lawn is Mostly Weeds — HELP! #13921

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    Derek –

    You may not want to hear this, but if your lawn contains more weeds than grass, it may be time to start over. I know this sounds like a lot of work, but you might be able to do it one section at a time to help make the job easier. For example, if you can kill off the weeds in the back forty first, you’ll still have some lawn left in the front yard, however weedy. After the backyard has filled in and looking the way you want it to, then tackle the front. Visit Organic Lawn Care 101 for more information about growing a beautiful organic lawn.

    in reply to: Worms in Enviro-Cycle “liquid collection” base #13822

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    GJ – I am not that familiar with leaches, but I could see how a worm or two could get caught in the base of the Envirocycle, especially if they where somehow added to the rotating drum with the compost. Are you sure that they are not drowned worms?

    in reply to: Soil Test Results — Advice for Fertilizer #13815

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    Green for Life – The numbers found on a fertilizer bag are the percentage by weight of the N, P, and K found in the fertilizer. For example, a 50 lb. bag of a 10-0-10 fertilizer would have 5 lbs. of Nitrogen, 0 lbs. of phosphorous and 5 lbs. of potassium in it. I personally have never seen a fertilizer marked 10-0-10, but what you could do is take a bag of greensand (0-0-7) and a bag of alfalfa pellets (5-1-2) or blood meal (13-1-0) and get real close. It looks to me like they want you to boost your nitrogen and potassium levels without adding phosphorous. I'm not sure that this can be done as most fertilizers include phosphorous… but you can get real close! Find the aforementioned products here!
    https://www.planetnatural.com/product/greensand-7-5-lb/
    https://www.planetnatural.com/product/alfalfa-pellets-50-lb/
    https://www.planetnatural.com/product/dr-earth-blood-meal/

    Hope this helps!

    in reply to: how long do I cover seedlings? #13787

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    Garden Girl – Seeds are very sensitive to the amount of water they get. Too much water or too little water will greatly effect your success rate. Covering seed trays can help keep moisture levels (and temperatures) constant – that's why we do it. The trouble is covers will reduce the amount of airflow and can increase plant diseases, such as damping off. Remove covers as soon as the seeds have germinated.