Friday, December 19, 2014

Rockstars in the Garden - Kale Chard & More

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December 17, 2014
Dear Mary,
Do you grow Kale or Swiss Chard?  Both are delicious and so easy to grow!

Find out why KALE and Swiss Chard are Rockstars in the garden!

Yesterday on our blog we announced a NEW Organic Plant Food option:

What is it?
Derived from leguminous perennial alfalfa plant used for pasture and cover crop. Primary benefit of this pleasant smelling meal is increasing organic matter, although it is also a valuable plant-derived fertilizer.
  • NPK analysis is 2.8-0.29-2.4
  • Contains trace minerals and triaconatol
  • Excellent addition to the compost pile for nitrogen content and absorbency
  • Roses respond especially well to alfalfa meal
  • WSDA Certified Organic Alfalfa Meal
Alfalfa provides many nutritional benefits not only for plant use, but for soil organisms as well. One very important ingredient is tricontanol, a powerful plant growth regulator.
Continue Reading 

Just like we offered with the Organic Garlic,  
We are now accepting Pre-Orders of  
Supplies are limited and we expect to sell out very quickly.

About KALE
Researchers can now identify over 45 different flavonoids in kale. With kaempferol and quercetin heading the list, kale's flavonoids combine both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits in way that gives kale a leading dietary role with respect to avoidance of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress.

Continue Reading               ORGANIC KALE SEEDS

As a rule, the phytonutrient antioxidants in chard also act as anti-inflammatory agents. Sometimes they lower risk of chronic, unwanted inflammation by altering the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes"

"With its very good supply of calcium and its excellent supply of magnesium and vitamin K, chard provides standout bone support."

Continue Reading         ORGANIC SWISS CHARD SEEDS

Plant Food Applications

After we sent out "Do you have Hungry Plants?" we had a lot of questions about nutrient application.

Check out
Nutrients that Give Your Soil a Boost

About Organic, Non-GMO Alfalfa Meal

Each variety of Organic Plant Food includes basic instructions on application.

Plant food can be applied before planting, during transplanting and even monthly during growing season.  "Heavy Feeders" such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Squash and Pumpkins require more nutrients than other veggies.

You might also like to read
Plant Nutrients - Getting Started
If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.  We usually reply within a few hours (or less). 
Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Happy Planting,

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