When you hold history in hands it's kind of hard not wonder... All of a sudden an eerie feeling comes over you, the sky darkens and the earth begins to shake! What's going on? I'm sure that's what they thought 40,000 years ago in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when volcanic eruptions of the Mono Craters manifested.
Plants are like humans in many respects. Not only are plants living, breathing organisms, but they also require a proper balanced diet to be healthy and beautiful. There's a lot of activity going on within plants that we can't see. A healthy plant will grow and make its own vitamins, fats, proteins and a menagerie of goodies required for its metabolism. But how do we keep our plants properly fed?
With thousands of attendees and exhibitors in Las Vegas for the National Hardware Show®, Wednesday, May 4 - Friday, May 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s easy to understand why it’s a must-attend event for anyone in the industry.
Planting a vegetable garden by seed can be extremely rewarding. An average beefsteak tomato plant will produce 40 to 70 pounds of tomatoes! If the average tomato cost at a market is $2.50 per pound then that's up to $175 in tomatoes off one plant!
An average pack of tomato seeds from the store costs around $3 and you get 30 seeds. Let's do some more math. 30 seeds can turn into 30 plants, so 30 plants times $175 per plant equals a total of $5250 of growing potential in one pack of tomato seeds.
Worm castings are an organic form of fertilizer produced from earthworms. Worm castings (AKA. worm poo) is the most nutritious all natural fertilizers that can be used in the garden. The best part is, a little goes a long way. As a matter of fact, a tablespoon of castings can feed a 6" potted plant for up to two months.
Look at these two pomegranate trees. They are both the exact same variety of tree but why does the one on the left look like a perfectly symmetrical tree and the one on the right is growing like a messy bush? Let's do some magic!
You know what they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. I can't believe someone would throw away a perfectly good tree like this! Here's what we did to bring this specimen back to life along with some general fern care tips.
New threats are moving into our communities. Mosquitoes are now bringing diseases more dangerous than West Nile Virus! There are three invasive mosquitoes that are making residents and health officials worried: Asian Tiger Mosquito, Yellow Fever Mosquito, and Australian Backyard Mosquito