Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition (Science for Gardeners)
Manufacturer: Timber Press
The 2011 Garden Writers of America Gold Award for Best Writing/Book proves soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life -- not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life. But there is an alternative to this vicious circle: to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web -- the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants. By eschewing jargon and overly technical language, the authors make the benefits of cultivating the soil food web available to a wide audience, from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants without resorting to chemicals.
Ross Root Feeder Heavy Duty Model #1200D, For Use with Ross Fertilizer Refills (Ideal for Watering During Droughts), 3 Year Limited Warranty
The Ross Root Feederâ€™s deep feeding fertilizer system is specially designed for watering and fertilizing below the soilâ€™s surface, where most of the active roots grow. Simply connect a garden hose to the Root Feeder and insert a Ross Root Feeder Pre-measured Fertilizer tube into the chamber in the Ross Root Feeder. Turn on water at spigot. Turn on water flow valve slightly until a stream of water flows out the tip of the feed tube. As water saturates soil, insert Ross Root Feeder at equal intervals in ring under outer branches (drip line) of the tree or shrub. Never at the trunk of the tree or base of the shrub. If soil is dry, continue root watering after fertilizer has dissolved. Ross pre-measured fertilizer refills make for fast, easy and mess-free fertilizing. Perfect for drought weather, there is no runoff or wasted water. Just healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs all season. The Ross Root Feeder is available in two models, Model 1200D is a heavy-duty Root Feeder and Model 102 is an economy level Root Feeder.Â Ross Root Feeder and Green-Again are registered trademarks of Easy Gardener, Inc.
Microbe-Lift bacteria is specially formulated to work in watergarden ponds. It is a 100-Percent natural, safe and beneficial bacteria and will not harm fish or plants. 3-5 year shelf life. Reduces ammonia and nitrogen levels. Reduces noxious odors caused by algae, fish waste, rotting leaves and other debris. Reduces larvae of water breeding insects like flies and mosquitoes. Creates a healthy pond environmen t, p romoting faster fish growth. Helps break down existing algae and reduces new algae blooms. Improves dissolved oxygen levels. Dissolves away organic sludge and slime. Simply pour Microbe-Lift/PL Bacteria into pond using the basic application rates chart on the bottle as a guide. First application will require a larger amount followed by four weekly treatments using a lesser amount, then once per month thereafter as a maintenance program.
Diatomaceous earth (de) is made of tiny, fossilized diatoms (aquatic organisms) that accumulated over millennia in fresh water lakes. When mined and left untreated, this amazing product can be used in hundreds of different ways. However, not all diatomaceous earth is created equal. While most other manufacturer's hand scoop de into zip lock bags, diatomaceous earth brand de is professionally packaged using stainless steel equipment. Because of this process, you can be confident there are no contaminants in your food grade diatomaceous earth.
Many people are shocked to discover that diatomaceous earth can be used in 100 different ways. This naturally occurring substance is composed of diatoms that have fossilized over millennia in fresh water lakes. As time passed, these fossilized diatoms accumulated into huge deposits. When mined and ground into powder it becomes diatomaceous earth. Not all diatomaceous earth is created equal. DiatomaceousEarth specializes in providing clean, pure and effective food grade DE. Most diatomaceous earth suppliers simply hand scoop DE into zip lock baggies, but we are committed to providing you with diatomaceous earth you can trust. Everything at DiatomaceousEarth is professionally packaged using state of the art stainless steel equipment so you can be confident there aren't any contaminants in your diatomaceous earth.
FoxFarm FX14002 Big Bloom Liquid Concentrate, 1 Quart
Manufacturer: Hydrofarm, Inc.
Brand: Fox Farm
Big bloom liquid concentrate is 100-percent natural and organic biologically alive formula. This instant plant food enhances flavor and fragrance of fruits and vegetables. Promotes strong, extra large multiple blooms and will not burn plants. Great medicine for sick plants or transplant fertilizer. For hydroponics, soil, foliar, and drip irrigation systems. Can be used in combination with Tiger bloom fertilizer. Use the whole growth cycle for optimal results. 576 Units/pallet. Comes with one year warranty. Contains 0.01-percent nitrogen, 0.3-percent phosphorus and 0.7-percent potassium. Available in 1-quart. This product weighs 2.5-pound. Measures 3-1/5-inch length by 3-1/5-inch width by 9-inch height.
Soon to be known as the "World's Greatest Organic Fertilizer!" Wiggle Worm Soil Builder PURE earthworm castings are surely Mother Nature's best kept growing secret. You need only use a small amount in or around your houseplants, vegetables and flowers. The miracles of the earthworm are easily seen in the beautiful growth and yields of your plants. The nutrients in our earthworm castings are plentiful. Most importantly, these nutrients are perfectly balanced in two forms. One form can be immediately absorbed by the plant as if it were directly injected and the other is able to provide nutrition which slowly feeds the plant for long periods of time. This soil builder is very cost effective because small amounts provide incredible results and last a long time.
Echo Valley 8140 10-Inch Glow-in-the-Dark Illuminarie Glass Gazing Globe, Light Blue Swirl
Manufacturer: Echo Valley/RSR Industries
Brand: Echo Valley Products
Color: Light Blue Swirl
Imagine the night sky, the stars and the moon within reach, and glowing right in your own backyard! With these glow-in-the dark Illuminarie globes your imagination take a step into reality. This beautiful 10 inch diameter gazing globe is real glass, hand made with the traditional method of blown glass. Inside the globe is a dark blue swirl finish with a glow-in-the-dark streak of light blue-green. It looks great in daylight and takes on a truly unique aura at night! Mount it on any gazing globe stand or pedestal (the stand is not included).
Bare Ground BGS-1 All Natural Anti-Snow Liquid De-Icer, 128 oz (1 Gallon)
Manufacturer: Bare Ground Solutions
Brand: Bare Ground
Why shovel snow and ice when you can easily spray on Bare Ground liquid deicing solution? Bare Ground's award winning all natural anti-snow/de-icing liquid means you'll shovel less this winter. Available in this easy to use 1 gal pail, the Bare Ground liquid is environmentally safe, bio-degradable, water soluble, non-staining and non-toxic to people, plants, pets and livestock. It's safe on all surfaces too. Dilute it 50:50 with water and spray directly on trees and shrubs to prevent breakage due to ice. Less stress and strain means fewer sore muscles and less likelihood of heart strain.
General Hydroponics GH1514 General Hydroponics Ph Control Kit
Brand: General Hydroponics
pH controls is essential for stimulating vigorous plant growth. The pH scale measures acidity or alkalinity on a scale of 0-14. Below 7.0 the pH is acidic. Above 7.0 , the pH is alkaline. 7.0 is nuetral. The best pH for general plant growth is in the range of 5.5 to 6.5, slightly acidic.Nutrient solution that is too high (basic) or too low (acidic) cannot be properly asbsorbed by plants. Incorrect nutrient solution pH can cause slow growth,sickly plants and low yields.