Apr
25
2012

Fabric Pot or Plastic Container

Are plastic containers or cloth pots better for container gardening?  Well, both have their pluses and minuses.  After a closer examination, you should be able to choose which is better for your situation.  While plastic containers have traditionally dominated our industry over the last few years, more and more fabric pots have entered the market-place as of recent.  So what we wanted to do is breakdown the differences between the two approaches and weigh-in on our thoughts with all factors … Continue Reading

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Apr
02
2012

Insect Frass : A New Compost Tea Additive

Sometimes folks have a hard time getting their tea going; especially getting a rich fungal dominant tea.  But this isn’t necessarily from poor brewing practices; it may be from using less than adequate inputs, or from dormant soils.  The process of activating your humus (Ancient Forest, Vital Earth’s Organic Compost, Vermiblend Compost Ammendment, or the like)  is outlined in the excellent book, Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis.  Their process calls for taking your humus, filling a … Continue Reading

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