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The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's), Hybrids, Heirlooms and Your Vegetable Seeds - Call Them GEO's!

Publié par Gary Pilarchik le

The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's), Hybrids, Heirlooms and Your Vegetable Seeds - Call Them GEO's!

The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's), Hybrids, Heirlooms and Your Vegetable Seeds - Call Them GEO's! All flower and vegetable seeds you buy in seed packs, for a couple of bucks, are not Genetically Modified Organism or GMO's. They never were, currently are not and probably will never be. You have no need to worry when you buy a single pack of seeds. A seed pack stamped Non-GMO is no different than a seed pack not stamped Non-GMO. If you like the reassurance, that is cool, just know what you are paying for via the stamp. The Rusted Garden:...

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How to Make An Aspirin Spray & Drench for Tomatoes: Activate Natural Defenses & Use Less Chemicals!

Publié par Gary Pilarchik le

How to Make  An Aspirin Spray & Drench for Tomatoes: Activate Natural Defenses & Use Less Chemicals!

I spent some time last year using aspirin to manage tomato diseases before the diseases showed. I was not vigilant about the routine, but can say my aspirin treated tomato plants did better than the untreated tomatoes. Early blight is a disease that gets tomatoes in my area. Last year the blight came, but it appeared to do a lot less damage to the treated tomatoes. The treated tomatoes also seemed to recover more quickly. This year I intend to follow a strict routine of aspirin drenching and spraying. I have seen enough of a benefit over the years using...

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Using Garden Spray Recipes 101: Neem Oil, Peppermint Oil, Baking Soda & Hydrogen Peroxide Sprays Explained!

Publié par Gary Pilarchik le

Using Garden Spray Recipes 101: Neem Oil, Peppermint Oil, Baking Soda & Hydrogen Peroxide Sprays Explained!

These are 4 sprays I use regularly in my garden and they have changed they way I grow. They are very effective when used the right way. The first rule of using sprays is to always to TEST SPRAY. That is on you. Spray some of the leaves of several plants and wait 48 hours to look for damage, when you use any spray be it a DIY recipe or purchased premixed spray. Many factors contribute to how plants react to sprays. You need to test them in your gardening zone. The second rule is to keep a journal of...

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A Complete Video Series on Starting Vegetables, Flowers & Herbs Indoors: A 20+ Video Collection

Publié par Gary Pilarchik le

A Complete Video Series on Starting Vegetables, Flowers & Herbs Indoors: A 20+ Video Collection

Starting garden plants indoors is rewarding on so many levels. It gives you something to do during the cold months and opens the door to  transplants of 1000s of varieties of plants you would never find at nurseries or your big box stores.  Not only that, it will save you a lot of money.  Even with the initial start up costs of buying lights, shelves and starting supplies, you save money. You can get a good 10 years out of lights now-a-days. The money you save starting you own plants will pay for itself in the first year. Instead of...

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20+ Seed Starting Questions Answered - Table of Contents: Prevent Common Mistakes & Get Answers!

Publié par Gary Pilarchik le

20+ Seed Starting Questions Answered - Table of Contents:  Prevent Common Mistakes & Get Answers!

Here are the answers to 23 common questions I get on seed starting. Use the digital table of conference to jump to the answers you want. My Playlist for 2020 Seed Starting Indoors: will give you more details about every aspect of starting herbs, flowers and vegetables indoors. Enjoy!

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