Starting Seeds on A Budget

Whether you’ve already started gardening, or are freshly inspired to begin, starting seeds indoors quickly becomes important. As gardeners, we grow our own food at home for multiple reasons. It gives us a certain piece of mind knowing exactly what inputs go into cultivating your food crops, and the bottom line is that the food we grow for ourselves is fresher, and likely more delicious than the This article by Kyle L. Ladenburger is republished here from Garden Culture Magazine, Issue 7 UK, where it appeared under the title, Starting On A Budget. grocery store equivalent. But, there are...

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Gardening, Kids & Growing Healthy Choices

I was born in the summer of 1985, and the generation that I so emphatically belong to is one that in many respects was the guinea pig test generation for modern food science. As children we had a first hand, participatory role in the rise of the processed food market. For many of us, real nutritious foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables, represented a small portion of our overall diet. The other This article written by Kyle L. Ladenburger originally appeared in Issue 7 UK of Garden Culture Magazine, under the title, Teach ‘Em Young. part? Filled with fast...

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Industrial Hemp: An American Saga

Cultivating Hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) has provided the people of the earth a sustainable source of fiber for thousands of years. The oldest known human artifact is a piece of hemp fabric from ancient Mesopotamia dating back to around 8,000 BC. The products manufactured from the hemp plant are so numerous that they cannot all be named in a single article. Throughout the centuries people used hemp for making paper, clothing, sails, ropes, fuels, This article by Kyle L. Ladenburger is republished here from Issue 6 of Garden Culture Magazine. It originally appeared under the title, Industrial Hemp: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of...

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How to Water Plants Properly

The number 1 reason for plant decline and loss is… not understanding how to water plants properly. It’s not a one size fits all situation. Every plant, every type of soil or soilless mix, and every gardening method has it’s own unique requirements. However, the biggest hurdle to getting it right, is understanding what happens when you water. · · · · · · · · · · · · Stated as frankly as possible, water is the giver of life. It was the key component in creating life on earth, and its importance in sustaining all life is insurmountable. This...

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