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How To Grow Giant Pumpkins!

Welcome to another episode of Soil King and the giant pumpkin patch. I mean, come on! We love junior farmers and we produce and give seeds to all the kids in the area. Even far and beyond. And we teach them how to grow giant pumpkins. So, this is a great educational class right here on how to do it. You're going to follow this series. This is going to be exciting series. At the end of the year at the Soil King Garden Center. Every year we have the giant "pumpking" competition. So, the winner of that contest, we have an adult class and a junior class. The winner of that class gets a $1,000, which is pretty neat....

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Worm Castings Vs. Compost – Which Is Better?

Looking to maximize the health of your garden or landscaping? Wondering if you should use compost or worm castings? In this guide from The Soil King, we’ll take a look at worm castings vs. compost, and help you understand more about each one, and which product may be right for your garden.   What Are Worm Castings? Worm castings are also known as “vermicast” or “vermicompost.” Worm castings are the byproduct of the decomposition process of various worms. In other words, they’re worm poop. When worms eat vegetable matter, they excrete nutrient-rich waste that contains lots of water-soluble nutrients, and has very low levels of contaminants. Worm castings also have a high concentration of “humus,” a spongy carbon-based substance that...

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Biodegradable Trellis Netting – Why Quality Matters

Welcome to another episode of Soil King in The Victory Garden. On this episode, we’re going to talk about trellis netting and the importance of quality netting. So, as you can see, these are pole beans growing up. So, it’s nice to have an area, some people you use a string across with strings going up, which is great. There’s plenty of different ways to get the job done. This is the way I love to do it. Plus, I love biodegradable trellis netting and we’re going to talk about that right now. So, Green Trees, Mr. B’s Green Trees for the last couple years, we’ve been talking about the contamination of trellis netting. Trellis netting, it’s everywhere. There’s so...

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What’s The Difference Between Garden Soil And Topsoil?

Do you think that topsoil and garden soil are the same thing? Wondering what you should use for your garden – or for a home improvement project like changing your landscaping? In this guide from The Soil King, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about the difference between these two types of soil.   Topsoil Is The Uppermost Layer Of Soil – It’s An All-Purpose Soil “Topsoil” is the uppermost layer of soil that’s found in the ground – and in the landscaping industry, this refers to earth that’s excavated from the ground, and is sent through a special screening process to remove debris (concrete, roots, rocks, etc.) and to create a consistent texture. It’s sometimes just called “fill...

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How To Manicure Corn To Increase Yields

Welcome to another episode of Soil King. Yep, in the Victory Garden. On this episode, we’re going to teach you how to do a few things with cutting out the suckers and manicuring corn. Come on in here, follow me, let me show you what we’re doing, come on! Just like a larger corn patch in a Victory Garden on a smaller scale, you can do a small scale. It’s the same concept that I’m teaching you, right now. The only difference is, is I have a little bit less distance from each row. There’s three rows inside this raised bed. I always like to plant two to three seeds at the same place. So the structure will grow up...

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