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Planting with Nature

  If your soil presents specific problems with its structure—for example, being very wet or very dry—rather than expend great quantities of energy trying to bring it closer to the norm, you can always copy nature, and grow those plants that will thrive naturally in such conditions. For instance, if you have an area of land in your garden that has poor drainage, often caused by heavy clay soil, you have the ideal conditions in which to create a bog garden. The virtues of a bog garden are that the plants that thrive there are usually large and lush with…

Farm to Fork

  ''The nutrition that your fruits and vegetables provide you is only as good as the nutrition you provide your soil.'' I said this publically on July 17, 1992, at a community garden in Los Angeles. This statement is more important today than it was then, and it will be even more important in another 20 years. You are what you eat Our politicians and leaders of the agribusiness and food industries assure us that the American food supply is the highest quality and the most nutritious in the world, that we Americans enjoy the greatest food choices, and that…

Diversity is Key to Abundance

  In the natural world, diversity is the perfect model for sustainable ecosystems. Diversity is a major factor in preventing pest and disease build-up because of the way in which organisms interact. When any one species becomes dominant in an area, its predators will move in to take advantage of the bounty. Eventually, they will reduce the numbers of the dominant species, restoring the balance of Nature. In the past, farmers relied on natural methods of farming because chemicals were not available to them. Now, it is possible to grow crops as monocultures, because the use of pesticides has given…

Clean Water, Clean Lakes

  The Connection Between Fertilizer and Water Quality Water quality starts at home Clean water in our lakes, reservoirs and streams starts at home with basic practices you can incorporate into your lawn and garden care program. There is a pipeline from your garden to a body of water. Regardless of where you live, you are a part of a watershed —a region where water flows across or under on its way to a lake, river, stream or ocean. Year-round lawn and garden care practices impact water quality even if you don't live near a body of water. The problem:…

Learning Center

Featured Articles 100 Plants You Can Grow And Eat The Best Garden Of Your Life 100 easy-to-grow plants & their health benefits View Plants > Fertilizing Made Easy Natural & organic year-round fertilization packed in simple, easy to use, ready to spray bottles Read More > Healthy & Beautiful Gardens 9 factors that impact how you can make your organic garden a thriving success Read More > Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy You The simple connection between your health and your food Read More > Our Innovative Technologies TruBiotic® Natures intelligence Read more > PreBiotic® Superfoods for ProBiotics Read more…

Humic Acid

  Humic Acid What is humic acid? Humic acid is derived from leonardite shale and is among the most concentrated organic material available. Elemental analysis of humic acid has shown it to consist largely of carbon and oxygen (about 50% and 40% respectively). It also contains hydrogen (about 5%), nitrogen (about 3%), phosphorous and sulfur (both less than 1%). Humic acid is a complex of closely related macromolecules. These molecules range in size from less than 1000 to more than 100,000 daltons, with the lower mass representing the younger material. The exact composition of humic acid varies from one source…

Final Stop® Sprays

Dr. Earth® Final Stop® Insect Killers, Fungicides & Herbicides. By: Milo Shammas, Founder & Formulator In many instances, even a combination of cultural, physical and biological controls won’t be enough to remedy a pest problem. In these cases you will face the choice of losing your harvest, flowers, and valuable plants or using Dr. Earth® Final Stop® Insect Sprays. Farmers and homeowners used botanical pesticides to control both indoor and outdoor pests long before synthetic pesticides were formulated in the mid-1900s. Some of the earliest insecticides were extracted from plants growing in tropical forests and other natural environments, now grown…

Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae What are mycorrhizae? The word ''mycorrhizae'' is derived from the Greek words: mykes—meaning fungus, and rhiza—meaning root. Mycorrhizae are specialized, beneficial fungi that establish symbiotic relationships with plant roots. It is estimated that as much as 90% of the world’s land plants develop some kind of symbiosis with mycorrhizae. How do they work? The mycorrhizal fungi penetrate growing plant root tissues, surround the root mass, and extend far into the surrounding soil, encompassing a much greater volume of soil than that occupied by the plant's own roots and root hair system. The fungi's long thread-like mycelia are especially effective…

How Dr.Earth® Soils & Fertilizers Work

  Feed the Soil That Feeds Your Plants© By: Milo Shammas, Founder & Formulator Our fertilizer and soil blends include not only the nutrients your plants need but also Tru-Biotic®, five champion strains of beneficial soil microbes plus ecto and endo-mycorrhizae. Mycorrhizae carry out a wide range of functions, such as developing a symbiotic relationship with your garden plants, trees, and lawn for increased support in absorbing nutrients and water from the soil environment. These beneficial soil microbes help to breakdown organic material, making the material more readily available for absorption by the plant roots. A reduction in fertilizer applications…

Perfect pH

  Plant pH Preference By: Milo Shammas, Founder & Formulator Proper pH gets results Basic requirements for a successful garden are highly visible, such as sunlight, water, and organic amendments. Unfortunately, you cannot see pH. It is a hidden abstraction buried deep in the soil, but an understanding of pH is invaluable. For example, proper pH makes it easier for roots to absorb essential nutrients, so it supports plant growth. Neglect of this important consideration of plant fertility will result in poor growth. Many times, gardeners will diagnose a plant as being chlorotic (nitrogen, iron, or magnesium deficient) and will…

ProMoisture Hydrate®

The Promise of Dr. Earth® Pro-Moisture Hydrate® "Keeping the intelligence alive" By: Milo Shammas, Founder & Formulator A report on a patented scientific advancement in the viability of microbes in packaged soils In 1991, I invented the concept of infusing fertilizers and soils with beneficial soil microbes and mycorrhizae, utilizing "Nature's Intelligence©." My Dr. Earth® products with ProBiotic™ revolutionized the lawn and garden industry and changed expectations of customers. Now other companies, with the best of intentions, sell products believed to include living organisms. However, my continuing scientific research has revealed serious discrepancies between laboratory conditions and conditions typically found…

ProBiotic™ Soil Microbes

  Natures Intelligence Pure & Simple The Importance of soil microbes The soil is alive! Below our feet and invisible to the naked eye, tiny microbes—the great digesters of the earth—constantly break down organic material into a more usable forms that plant roots can identify, absorb, and ultimately incorporate for new growth. This material includes complex organic compounds, such as tannins, lignins, proteins, carbohydrate, cellulose, pectin, etc. Healthy soil should contain no less than 10,000,000 bacteria per gram. The presence of microbes ensures that nutrients are made available to plants at a steady rate. While the plants are actively growing—and…

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MSDS

Click below to download the MSDS sheet for Dr. Earth products. Organic Soils Pot-of-Gold® All Purpose Potting Soil Mother Land® All Purpose Planting Mix Natural Choice Compost Home Grown® Vegetable Planting Mix Natural Wonder® Fruit Tree Planting Mix Acid Lovers® Planting Mix House Plant® Potting Soil Total Advantage® Rose & Flower Mix Root Zone® Seed Starter Potting Mix Home Grown® Potting Soil Organic Fertilizers Spectacular Bulb Food Root Zone Starter Fertilizer Total Advantage Rose & Flower Fertilizer Acid Lovers Fertilizer Home Grown Vegetable Fertilizer Annual Bloom Flower Garden Fertilizer Premium Gold All Purpose Fertilizer Flower Girl Bud & Bloom Booster…

Gardening Guide

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