Fireflies: The Secret Life of These Fascinating Insects
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6M ago
As the sun sets and darkness takes over the sky, a secret dance unfolds in our lawns and gardens. This performance's stars are the enchanting fireflies, flashing their bioluminescent lights as they flit around the night. There is something inherently magical about watching these tiny nocturnal creatures leaving trails of flickering lights, like sparks floating through the night. Let's dive into the beauty of fireflies and explore how our organic gardening can provide a safe space for these mesmerizing insects. A Personal Encounter with Fireflies Before we go any further, let me share my first ..read more
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Unlock the Secrets of Your Soil: The Importance of Soil Testing for Your Garden
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by Kristy Flowers
7M ago
Welcome to Kristy K Organics, where we believe in the power of premium organic products to nourish your lawn and garden. As avid gardeners ourselves, we understand the excitement that comes with adding compost and chicken manure pellets to your soil. However, before you dive into the world of organic gardening, let's explore why it's essential to have your soil tested and what you can do with the results. Unveiling the Mystery of Your Soil: Imagine your garden as a unique ecosystem with its own set of characteristics and requirements. Just like humans, plants have specific needs to thrive. So ..read more
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Berry Exciting: Tips for Growing Blueberries in Pots!
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by Kristy Flowers
8M ago
Attention all blueberry lovers and gardening enthusiasts! Are you looking to add a little berry goodness to your backyard or balcony? Look no further than the beautiful and bountiful blueberry bush. Today, I want to share my tips and tricks for pruning, hardening off, fertilizing, watering, and protecting your blueberry bush from bugs, birds, and even deer. So grab your gardening gloves and let's get started! First things first: when it comes to growing blueberries in pots, it's important to start with the right soil mix. Blueberries prefer a well-draining, acidic soil mix that is rich in org ..read more
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Renewable Natural Products – Gifts for Organic Gardeners
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by Natalie Johnson
8M ago
Organic gardening offers you opportunities to use natural or sustainable products to grow organic foods. Multiple renewable products are out there, allowing you to eliminate chemical-based materials and get desired results. If you remain busy working with chemically formulated products but want to move on to organic alternatives, this guide is for you. Here you will get renewable soil amendments and their benefits compared to the negative sides of their chemical counterpart. So, let’s go on! ,Rice Hulls Rice hulls are one of the most essential soil amendments to improve soil drainage and wate ..read more
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The Growing Importance of Organic Lawn Care for Your Family and the Environment
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by Natalie Johnson
9M ago
When it comes to maintaining a healthy and green lawn, many people may not consider the impact that their choice of lawn care products and methods can have on the environment. With growing concerns about harmful chemicals often found in synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, many homeowners are turning to organic lawn care as an eco-friendly and safe alternative. In this blog, we'll explore the importance of organic lawn care for your family and the environment and provide valuable information on how to get started with a more sustainable approach to lawn maintenance. Understanding Organic Lawn ..read more
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Time to Play in the Dirt! Starting Seedlings Indoors
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by Natalie Johnson
9M ago
Summer might be a few months away still. But even though the days are short, and the ground is frozen, it’s never too early to begin thinking about the growing season. After all, most people only get a few precious weeks in the garden! Between family, work, travel, hobbies, and so on, us gardeners want to maximize our days in the sun enjoying the beauty of our plants. One easy way to do so? Start your seedlings indoors. Why Start Seeds Indoors At ,Kristy K Organics, we encourage everyone to play in the dirt…or more specifically, soil. Our 100% natural soil amendments make getting a jumpstart ..read more
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Creating a Beautiful Corner Garden on a Budget
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by Natalie Johnson
9M ago
Are you looking to create a stunning corner garden but have budget constraints? Transforming your space need not be expensive! If you’re looking for budget garden and landscaping ideas, this blog is for you! Essential Gardening Know-How Landscaping and gardening take time and costs money, so homeowners are resorting to more economical and efficient options. If you want to upgrade your outdoor space with vibrant colors and beautiful plants without breaking the bank, you’ll want to start by having essential gardening know-how. What is your soil type? Before you start planting, get to know your ..read more
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Benefits of Using Rice Hulls (PBH)
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by Kristy Flowers
11M ago
Parboiled rice hulls (also called PBH or rice hulls) are a readily renewable resource. It is a sustainable growing medium that recycles waste material, requires no land disruption to produce, reduces the amount of dust in the greenhouse environment, and it decomposes over time to improve soil structure. Reduces Water Usage Plants require water to grow but we need to conserve this natural resource as much as possible. Using rice hulls in the garden enables the plants to grow with less water. Using less water is good for the environment and it also benefits the plants. Growing plants in a drier ..read more
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Planting for Pollinators: Starting Your Backyard Beehive
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by Kristy Flowers
11M ago
Have you ever dreamed of harvesting your own honey from a backyard beehive? Not only is it rewarding to gather honey straight from the source, but bees are crucial pollinators that help many plants thrive. When planning your backyard beehive, it’s essential to provide flowers that offer the bees both sugars and proteins they need to grow and reproduce. Let’s look at ensuring your new bee population is happy and healthy. Creating A Floral Mix for Your Bees When choosing flowers for your bee-friendly garden, think variety! Bees need a wide range of nectar and pollen sources to get the nutrition ..read more
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How indoor Plants Can Improve Your Health
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by Kristy Flowers
11M ago
Did you know that most people tend to spend about 87 percent of their lives inside? It’s true! Thanks to a study published in the International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, we know that staying inside too much could play a part of the reason for people having various stress-related disorders. Unfortunately, with the winter months upon us, and the likelihood of more time spent indoors, many people may already be experiencing these struggles! But that’s okay. There’s actually a way to help reduce stress and anxiety – plants! Several studies have shown us that by having plants ..read more
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