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Tomato Collars

Put cut off buckets or pots around your tomato plants to shelter them from wind and keep them a little warmer at night. It makes watering them easier because you just water inside the pots so you're only watering the tomato plant and not wasting water. Best of all your cute little puppy dog or kitty cat won't lay on them. See how happy Charlie is? I have read that this will also protect plants from cutworms.

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Do You Cherish Your Roots?

For your plants, one of the most important things that you can give them is good, strong, healthy roots. Good roots will enable your plants to get nutrients out of the ground. Remember, nutrients are made available to roots by microorganisms releasing and making available nutrients in the soil. Good roots also let your plants become drought resistant so that they will not be negatively affected by dry spells. An easy way to put valuable microbes into your soil and make it healthier is to add Devine Gardens vermicompost. The above picture shows on the left a tomato grown in a pot with commercial fertilizer. The roots on the right are from a tomato plant grown with vermicompost. An amazing...

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How to Buy Good Quality Compost

To buy good quality compost ask these questions; What are the feedstocks? Popular feedstocks are yard wastes, food wastes, manure/bedding & other agricultural wastes, industrial wastes from lumber, paper and breweries, and biosolids. Some common contaminants of these feedstocks are persistent herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, road salts and other roadway chemicals, heavy metals, and garbage. Look for compost that doesn’t have these contaminants. Devine Gardens compost is made from on-farm sustainably raised animals and mixed with a mulchy/sawdust mixture bought from the local lumber mill to create the correct C:N ratio and bulk density.  There are no contaminants in Devine Gardens compost. It is approved for use in certified organic production. What method is used to actively compost the...

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