How to Protect Potted Plants in Winter

Winter has come, and it is the time to protect the potted plants from drying out because of the cold winter weather and from the sharp sunlight. The roots of the plants may be damaged because of the ever so quick changing temperatures. The top part of the plant may look healthy, but the bottom…

10 Types of Plant Labels Every Gardener Should Know

Winter is coming and everyone in Iowa can feel the cold temperature coming. This brings a short pause with our gardening routine, as we prepare for the holiday season. But it doesn’t mean you should stop learning. Thus, we have listed 10 types of plant labels you should know. 1. Stick Plant Labels   These…

To Buy or Not To Buy a Plant Marker This Holiday Season?

You may have missed our Small Business Saturday 10% discount offer. You may have felt a bit bad that you weren’t able to make that purchase. So you wait for another opportunity when that discounted deal is offered again. You keep on waiting until you realize that it’s not coming back anytime soon. What do…

Top 10 Small Business Quotes to Remember

Saturday is Small Business Saturday. It is a reminder to all of us consumers and buyers that small businesses form the core of the US economy and unless we value and support these businesses, we may soon be causing the decline of our economy. Here are some 10 Small Business Quote to help remind you…

10% Discount on Small Business Saturday for Plant Markers

Plant markers are not only for commercial gardeners. Even those who have small gardens at home can benefit much from it as it helps identify the different plants you are taking care of, especially if you plan to plant the following bulbs this winter: Tulips Crocus Grape Hyacinth Summer Snowflake Scilla Daffodil Bearded Iris  …

MCG BioMarkers®: Certified Veteran Owned Small Business

If you are loving the eco-friendly plant markers and labels of MCG BioMarkers®, then you’ll love it even more after realizing that you are also helping a veteran owned small business.   Yes! You have read it right. MCG Biomarkers, which is owned and operated by MCG BioComposites LLC, is a veteran owned small business…

How to Prepare Your Summer Garden for Fall and Winter

The warmth of summer is gone and your garden blooms are starting to dwindle but your organic garden can be just as beautiful in the fall and winter. Fall isn’t the end of the growing season, but a switching of the gears. You may be putting your garden to bed but you’re also preparing for…

Top 5 Organic Garden Supplies Iowa for Women

If you’re the boss lady in your family who likes to keep things crunchy, you know that excellent gardens start with the right organic garden supplies.   You also know that the process of finding everything you need to start your organic garden can get a little overwhelming if you’re unorganized.   Whether you’re starting…

Your Organic Garden Checklist for 2018

If you’re planning your fall Iowa garden, there are a few things you should check off your organic garden checklist before you get started.   Here’s what you need to know about starting your next organic garden!   Watch the light   If you’re planting fall veggies, keep in mind that most of them need…

Why Choose Worm Castings as an Organic Fertilizer?

When it comes to organic fertilizers, few options stand up against worm castings. They   do wonders for your plants completely organic available in stores   Learn more about worm castings in this article.   What exactly are worm castings?   Worm castings are a completely organic material full of:   Enzymes Good bacteria Animal…

Top 3 Dangerous Plants: Keeping Your Garden Safe with Plant Markers

No self-respecting gardener that has dangerous plants in their garden wants to be caught without plant markers. Though the risk of poisoning by plants in Iowa is slim, some garden plants can cause serious skin reactions and allergies.   If you’ve never used plant markers in your organic vegetable garden, now is the time to…

6 Ways to a DIY Herbal Garden

Thanks to the ever-growing popularity of succulents, many people are starting to grow their own DIY herbal garden indoors.   Culinary herbs are gaining popularity again because they’re easy to grow, require little sunshine, and can be easily started in a windowsill. If you’re one of the many Iowans that’s thought about starting your own…