Are Balanced NPK Fertilizers Really Balanced?

Hi. It’s much too cold to make a video outside today, so I thought I’d come inside to talk about today’s topic: balanced fertilizers. A balanced fertilizer is one that contains roughly equal amounts of Nitrogen, available Phosphate, and soluble Potash. For example, a 10-10-10 fertilizer is balanced because it contains 10% of each. Balanced […]

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Professional Soil Tests – (Part 2) Acting On Your Analysis

Welcome to part 2 of understanding your soil analysis, How to act on your test results. Part one gave us terms and definitions on the report and you should make sure and tune in to that one before watching this video. Your soil analysis comes with a book, “Understanding Your Soil Test Results.” Get out […]

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Why We Don’t Use Synthetic Fertilizers

Over the years, we’ve found that compost, worm castings, nitrogen fixing cover crops, and green manures provide more than enough nutrients for our garden to thrive. Today I’ll talk about why we prefer these organic practices over the use of synthetic fertilizers. Like last week’s leaves versus rock dust comparison, I’ll evaluate these two approaches […]

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