How to Make Organic Compost

The most effective way to build fertile soil and create a more productive organic garden is to use compost. Some gardeners are intimidated by the idea of creating compost, especially if they’re aiming to stay organic. Composting seems complicated but it’s actually easy. When you break it down, composting is the act of guiding organic wastes…

The Organic Difference: Why it’s Important to Use Organic Fertilizer

With so many fertilizers on the market today, finding the best one can be difficult. The preference between organic and synthetic fertilizer changes depending on who you ask. Choosing synthetic over organic fertilizer may not seem like a big deal because your plants can’t really tell the difference, but the truth is there is a…

How are MCG Biomarkers Made?

As an organic gardener, no doubt you’re passionate about taking care of your garden and protecting the environment. If you’re in a colder state, you’re probably itching to get in your garden and get the ball rolling on your first harvest. Since mother nature has decided to keep things cool, especially here in Iowa, there…

What is Biomass?

Any time we use a renewable resource, we’re helping the environment. Biomass is a sustainable and renewable resource that can we can use to improve our carbon footprint. What exactly is Biomass? “Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass for energy, this is often used to…

Tips for Growing Greens Organically

Greens are the bread and butter of the organic garden. Once you can grow these low-maintenance babies, you’re well on your way to becoming a home gardening pro. Greens are easy to work with because they practically grow themselves. Mix this bonus in with the fact that you can get a flavor range that goes…

When to Start Growing Your Potatoes

The snow and colder temperatures just keep coming back here in Iowa, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make preparations for your spring garden. A staple of any organic garden is the potato. Easily grown in cooler temperatures, potatoes are easy-going and highly beneficial. Today, we’re taking a look at the best time to grow…

4 Ways to Effectively Use Markers in Your Vegetable Garden

Taking care of your plants throughout the gardening season is all about knowing the varieties you’re working with. Experienced organic gardeners know many plants like the back of their hands but if you’re a newbie, or you’re working with a specific variety for the first time, it’s important to keep track of what that plant…