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How to start seedlings

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Ever wonder the best way to start seeds and have them actually germinate? I sure have! So, I did some research, and have put down a few of (I feel) the most useful tips for starting seeds! Since spring is coming (eventually!), it seems a good time to get the info out there! See – the thing is – the growing season just isn’t long enough. Especially if you live somewhere like Idaho, where we get freezes at night sometimes up until the end of May! So, it’s a great idea to grow your seeds inside, where it’s nice and warm, and then transplant them outside to fruit. Plus, starting your…

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Why use an Enzyme Powder?

roses

We came out with something new and awesome!!! Again. Yup. Aside from all the other awesome products we have, we’ve decided to unleash . . . (drumroll please) Enzyme Powder. Ahhhhhh yeah. So – Benefits!!! Well, our Enzyme Powder is just as effective as other enzyme growth boosters! But, of course, being Kelp4Less, we’ve figured out how to make it WAY less expensive!!! Similar products cost about $32.00 per liter!!! Holy Crow! Ours is only $13.39 for an ounce of powder! So – you mix 1/8 of a teaspoon in 5 GALLONS. Which means the cost of our product is only $1.67 per teaspoon. Now, you only need to use…

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Meal Fertilizers – what good are they?

Cottonseed Meal

You may have seen them. You may have even cringed when you saw them (blood meal – really?). But what are they? Well, we have 7 types of Meal fertilizers, and they are all beneficial to your garden. So let’s break them down: Alfalfa Meal Alfalfa Meal is a great source of trace elements and small traces of nitrogen in organic form. It’s an awesome mulch – earthworms love it, as do roses. You can use it as mulch during the planting and growing stages of your plant’s life or use it as a top dressing during the growing cycle. Alfalfa meal has a wonderful nitrogen-to-carbon ratio, which is awesome for your compost.…

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Soooooo, how can I tell if my plants are under-watered then?

underwatered yellow leaves

So, we figured out how to tell if your plants are over-watered and how to fix it. But how can you tell if they are under-watered? And what can you do to fix that? Feel your soil. About 1-2 inches down, you should feel some moisture with your finger. If the soil is dry, you need to water. If you can still feel moisture, you can wait a day. Also, when you water, try to get water mostly around the stem, not so much the leaves and blooms of your plant. Please remember, every plant species is just a little different, but these guidelines will go along with most anything.…

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How can I tell if I’ve over-watered my plants?

Overwatered leaves

When you are a beginning gardener, there are few things more frustrating than watering, feeding, and loving your plants and still not seeing results. There are several reasons for this, from soil ph not being in balance, to under-watering or under-feeding your plants. But by far the most infuriating is over-watering.When you do this, you wash away all the nutrients in your soil, your plants starve, and you can even cause root-rot. Who knew?! Here are a few signs your plants may be over-watered, and most importantly, some recommendations to help you cure them. Your plant is wilting: This seems obvious, yes, but you need to check the soil to see if…

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Azomite – what is it?

Azomite

What is Azomite? What can it do for MY plants? Well, in short, Azomite improves root systems, yields, and plant vigor (I like to say it makes my plants Happy) in several different field crops and garden veggies. It can remineralize soil, and is OMRI-certified for organic use. But what is it? Well, Azomite is an acronym for: “A to Z of Minerals Including Trace Elements”. Meaning, it’s got all the minerals your plants need to thrive and produce better tasting yields for each plant, more blooms, larger blooms, and flowers or fruits that are more resistant to disease. Naturally. One thing to remember with any soil additive is to make sure your soil has the proper pH…

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