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How To Naturally Prevent Pests In Your Vegetable Garden: 5 Techniques To Try

It can be very frustrating to put time and energy into growing your own vegetables only to have your garden become overridden by pests. Wondering how to avoid this? Here are a few natural techniques you can try to fight back against pest infestations in your vegetable garden! 1. Minimize Insect Habitats & Dispose Of Weak Or Dying Plants Clear away debris and weeds from your garden regularly, and pull out weak or dying plants that may be dying or have already been affected by pests. This will help prevent pests in your vegetable garden. 2. Avoid Wet Foliage Try to water your garden in the early morning so that your plants will be dry for most of the day....

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What Is The Difference Between Annual Vs Perennial Plants?

Welcome to another quick snip in the Victory Garden with me, the host, the Soil King. On this episode, we’re going to talk really quick on the difference between an annual and a perennial. Lots of people are trying to figure out and come in and call us and say, what’s the difference between an annual and a perennial? And that’s a valid question. The difference between an annual and a perennial. So, a perennial is a shrub, a bush, you know, things, berry bushes, trees that have a lifetime to grow. They have years and years, decades, decades, you know, centuries, hundreds of years to grow. Depending on the lifespan, what it’s expected to produce and live. An annual...

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How Do You Know If Your Garden Soil Needs More Nutrients? The Top 4 Signs

It’s not always easy to tell if your garden soil is healthy. Whether you’re a new gardener or a seasoned veteran working in a new patch of soil, you may be wondering if your garden soil has enough nutrients – or if it needs some compost or chemical fertilizer to help improve its nutritional composition. So in this blog, we’ll look at the top 4 signs that your garden soil may need a little bit of extra TLC to reach its full potential. Look At Your Plants Your plants are the best indicator of your level of garden soil nutrients. Look out for: Yellowed plants, which can indicate nitrogen deficiencies Purple or dark-green plants with “burnt” leaves, which can indicate...

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Organic Vs. Non-Organic Soil

If you’re planning on growing potted plants, you may be considering what type of soil to choose for your project. Wondering what the difference is between organic soil and non-organic soil? In this blog from The Soil King, we’ll explain everything that you need to know, and help you decide what’s better for you. What Is Organic Soil? Organic soil usually refers to any soil that’s made from a variety of different natural, organic matter like compost, manure, worm castings, bat guano, and other such materials obtained from animals and vegetation. Usually, organic soil does not contain any chemicals or pesticides, but there is no USDA regulation for how soils are labeled. As long as the soil contains only natural,...

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How To Prep Soil For A Vegetable Garden

Looking to prepare a patch of soil for a vegetable garden for the first time? Here’s a quick, step-by-step guide from The Soil King that will help you prepare your soil properly. Let’s get started! 1. Know Your Soil Type First, you should know your soil type. Different regions have different soil types, and some are better for gardens than others. Clay soils have very small, dense particles and are good for holding in nutrients, but drain extremely slowly Sandy soils are the opposite of clay, with larger particles that drain water easily, but can have trouble holding onto nutrients Silty soils have extremely fine particles that are too tightly packed to allow drainage or air circulation The ideal soil...

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