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Something Fun – Food Ecommerce – Squeezing in Between Grocery Stores and Restaurants

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Touch the Soil News # 147 Appearing on the food landscape in America is a niche way of getting food. It’s formally called Food Ecommerce as its effectiveness is in part hinged on i phones for connecting with customers. It generally follows specialty food preparation – some of it local – and delivered to your house or location. The idea is to get consumers closer to the point of production. Venture capital and private investors, in the first half of 2015, invested over $550 million into individual companies and enterprises that fall into the Food Ecommerce category. In order to differentiate themselves from other food delivery companies, some companies focus…

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Expert Compost Teas Made Easy

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Compost Tea’s work wonders in a garden by feeding the micro-biology “bugs” (Biological Under Ground System), in the soil for fast, healthy plant growth. We have been brewing and applying Compost Tea’s on 500k+ acres of Farm Land since 1974. 5000 Gallon batches at a time, we have a good idea on how to increase the micro-biology in the soil and brew a great Compost Tea. More micro-biology equals faster root development, which in return will result in faster plant development. After all, a plant cannot grow if the roots cannot sustain the growth. Lets discuss a few easy Compost Tea Recipe’s, we will be covering a Veg/Grow Compost Tea Recipe as well…

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Get the most out of your bloom cycle

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Here at Kelp4less we strive to make gardening as fun, easy and cost effective as we possibly can. Making the process fun and easy, will ensure that your harvest’s will be healthy enough to spread to others. Much of your time, money and energy goes into your garden. Here are a few tips to help make the most of your garden. There are 2 main ways to enhance your bloom cycle. The 1st being, Organic Enhancers, and the 2nd being, Synthetic Enhancers. We will cover both. 1. Organic Enhancers Many of our valued customers specifically ask for advice during the bloom cycle and would like to enhance this phase of plant…

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Happy Strawberries . . . Happy Strawberry PIE!!!

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Alright, so I mentioned last week I was going to be posting some fun recipes for all the delicious foods that will be coming out of your gardens – well, here we go! So I love love love fresh strawberries. The only thing better is fresh strawberries in a pie. Mmmmmmmmmmm. So I found this recipe (this one is for pie crust), and I have to pass it on to you!!! Now, this recipe is called “Strawberry Pie” (original, right? Hah!), and oh my goodness . . . sooooooooo good. You need 1 quart fresh strawberries, the pie crust, 1 cup of white sugar, 3 TBSP cornstarch, 3/4 cup water, and then heavy…

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So what do I do with all these tomatoes?

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So you’ve grown all this produce, it looks and tastes wonderful, and now what? You can’t eat tomatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner . . . oh wait – yes you can!!! First of all – there are a ton of things you can do with tomatoes once they are harvested!!! You can freeze them, boil them, cook them into spaghetti sauce, salsa, picante sauce; and of course – you can eat them fresh. To freeze them, simply put them in a freezer bag and stick them in the freezer. You can also blanch them and remove the skin first if you like, but either method works fine. You can make…

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