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The Organic Garden for Beginners - by Nick Federoff

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The Organic Garden for Beginners - by Nick Federoff

I’m so excited that you have decided to take the plunge to start your own organic garden. Growing an organic garden is a great way to create a healthier lifestyle while also helping the environment. If you’ve never grown a garden before, let alone an organic garden, it might seem kind of daunting. No worries, we’ll ease you into the process and before you know it, you’ll be a pro, and a living example for your family, friends and neighborhood. Organic gardening has been around since ancient times. I’m certain the Cro-Magnon man spit some seeds out and that’s how...

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The Militant Organic Gardener - by Nick Federoff

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The Militant Organic Gardener - by Nick Federoff

Have you ever seen a Militant Organic Gardener? It’s poetry in motion. They can be spotted wielding a sidearm trowel and wearing an expression of determination that could rival any soldier on the battlefield. Their efforts aren’t in vain; they have a passion for chemical free urban farming growing the finest of heirloom veggies. They wage war against certain weeds and embrace the edible ones like dandelion. If there's something in their garden that needs tending to, they'll do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Gardening is America’s number one hobby. When people get hit by the bug...

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Spray An Ounce of Prevention to Kill Off Disease - by Nick Federoff

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Spray An Ounce of Prevention to Kill Off Disease - by Nick Federoff

It seems so long ago, when news wires were burning up in late January 2020 warning the world about a new killer disease called coronavirus. It’s interesting when you reflect on 2020 articles that the end-of-world was at hand. And, maybe it still is but at the very least we’ve got a better grip on what to do. World pestilence isn’t new. The earth has been bombarded with all types of diseases killing a countless number of people since the beginning of time. Biblical history shares about gnats, flies and locust. Fast forward to1918 and the Spanish Flu crushed the...

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Top 3 Summer Insects to Control - by Nick Federoff

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Top 3 Summer Insects to Control - by Nick Federoff

Other than being creepy, crawling, icky and scary what do you know about insects?   What might seem like a page from a Stephen King novel, the Smithsonian Institute’s Department of Entomology’s, Terry Erwin, discovered there are some 10 quintillion (that’s with 19 zeros) individual insects alive on the earth. But don’t get worried because there’s only 91,000 species in the U.S. (butterflies number in at 750 species but they’re so cute I’m not sure we should count them). Okay, back to reality there are 300 pounds of insects for every pound of human so easy on those Big Macs. Some...

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How to Know When to use Organic, Natural or Chemicals In and Around the House

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How to Know When to use Organic, Natural or Chemicals In and Around the House

  When I was a kid during Saturday lawn chores you’d hear my dad yell “Get me the Chlordane,” or “Someone didn’t put the “Paraquat away,” and “Go to the hardware store and buy some sodium methyldithiocarbamate (actually he said Vapam).” These are either hardcore insect sprays, weed killers and soil fumigants that have been taken off the market for years. And, let’s not forget the neighbors used to lend this stuff to each other over the fence while eating a sandwich. Today it’s a different story. Insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, molluscicides and all the “cides” are ever changing in this...

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