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What is The Difference Between Baby Rootz and Big Roots?

    Hi, I’m Soil King. Welcome to our Victory Garden this year. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the difference between Baby Rootz and its big brother Big Rootz.  All of Big Rootz design soils, we go through a two year beta test so we can get the design mix perfect. So when it gets to you, it’s a ready to grow soil. Big Rootz uses what’s called pumice stone, which is a hard stone piece of lava. The benefits of this is that all your biology uses as a condominium for microbial development. Yeah, they do their thing inside that pumice stone and it multiplies. The other benefit to pumice stone is that it’s a mineral...

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What Is The Best Way To Water Tomato Plants In Your Vegetable Garden?

If you’re a new gardener and you’re growing tomato plants in pots or in your garden, you may be wondering what the best way is to water them. In this blog from The Soil King, we’ll look at a few tips on how to water tomato plants properly and keep them strong and healthy. Let’s get started. Water In The Early Morning Tomatoes grow in the summer when it can be downright sweltering – so water them in the early morning when the sun is up, but it’s not yet high enough in the sky to evaporate the water quickly. This will ensure the water soaks into the soil and doesn’t simply evaporate into the air. Plant Tomatoes In Plenty...

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What Components Make A Good Garden Soil?

Welcome to another episode of Soil King in the Victory Garden. Today, we’re going to talk about three things oxygen, food, source and water.  So, the importance of growing an annual plant and the difference between a perennial and an annual. An annual is a lettuce, vegetables, things that only have a short amount of one-year lifespan or less and they die off in the winter usually. A perennial is a tree or a shrub that keeps continuing growing for ever and ever and ever as long as it has a available source of something to keep it alive. So, when we’re talking an annual plant, the most important thing are three elements. And we always forget about the last...

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What Is Companion Planting In A Vegetable Garden?

If you’re new to gardening, you’ve probably heard of “companion planting,” and you may be wondering if it’s right for your vegetable garden. In this blog from The Soil King, we’ll look at the basics of companion planting and its benefits. Let’s get started. What Is Companion Planting? Vegetable garden companion planting is exactly what it sounds like. In this method of gardening, multiple different vegetables and herbs are planted near each other – and they help improve each other’s health and growth. It’s a time-honored method of maximizing what you can grow in your garden, and a great way to make the most of limited space. The Benefits Of Companion Planting For Vegetable Gardens Why bother with companion planting?...

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Why We Don’t Use Municipal Green Waste In Our Soil Composition

Welcome back to another episode of our Victory Garden with the Soil King. Today, we’re going to talk really quick on green waste municipality compost.  For many years, I’ve been trying to find quality compost here in California and even Oregon and other places. I’m having the hardest time because I test the inputs. Like I test the compost. I want to know exactly what contaminants are in it, heavy metals. We’ve even gone as far as following sudden oak death spores. I mean, there’s a lot to talk about when we’re mixing our own designs. What I can tell you right now is unfortunately anything with municipality green waste is riddled with contaminants. And so, as a soil producer...

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