Improving Your Organic Garden with Minerals

Much like the human body, your organic garden needs a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to thrive. When you have both minerals and vitamins in your garden, they work together to improve the vitality of your plants, which creates delicious harvests for you. It’s true that your plants need elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus,…

Tips for Happy Healthy Trees 

Wouldn’t it be great if our yards looked just like Bob Ross paintings all the time? Despite our best efforts, agricultural efforts, things can sometimes go south. Even if you love your trees and have done everything you can think of to keep them happy and healthy, things can go wrong, especially if you’re not…

The Planting Calendar Every Organic Gardener Needs

At MCG BioMarkers, we like to make gardening as easy as possible. To help you stay organized throughout the year, we’ve created this easy-to-reference calendar. From January to December, here are the best times to plant and harvest your organic plants. January If you plan on working with slow-growing plants, this is a great time…

Keeping Your Houseplants Happy in the Winter

Winter doesn’t mean that you have to let your green thumb go dormant. When the weather turns cold and the snowflakes start to fall, consider the following tips for keeping your household plants happy, healthy, and blooming. 1. Avoid placing them near vents and exterior doors Plants that receive blasts of cold air will start…

Great Tomato Growing Tips

Anytime you get torrential rainfall there’s always a chance your tomato plants will suffer. Since you can’t control Mother Nature, what’s the best way to keep them secure and safe? When it rains, it’s a good idea to stay out of the garden as much as you can, but if you simply can’t resist, limit…

Can I Use Compost as Soil for My Plants?

As someone who loves to be in your organic garden, you undoubtedly spend time researching the best ways to get an effective harvest. We suspect you’ve spent a fair amount of time looking into various composting methods. Something that you might not have considered before is using compost as your soil. Using straight compost can…

Cover Crops for Help with Weed Control

As an organic gardener, you’re probably not a fan of weeds. The moment you spot them sprouting, digging in their roots, and unfurling all over your garden is enough to make you want to pull your hair out. A garden full of weeds is an unsightly one, but the unpleasant appearance is just the beginning…

Using Cover Crops

Did you know that cover crops are the hardest-working plants in your garden? Also called green manure, cover crops prevent weeds, build productive soil, and control diseases and pests. The best part is that cover crops are easy to work with because they require only basic care in order to flourish. They even grow in…