Plant Health

The Organic Method

The Organic Method

There is nothing mysterious or magical about organic gardening. It is simply a way of working with nature rather than against it. The objective is to recycle organic matter back into the soil, to maintain soil structure and fertility, and to encourage…

Getting to Know Your Plants

Getting to Know Your Plants

From Chapter 12 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas Plant Benefits to Humans and Other Life From their beginnings as microscopic, single-cell organisms, plants have been linked to all life on earth. Plants form the biosphere, a thin…

Essential Micronutrients

Essential Micronutrients

From Chapter 15 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas Do not chase after easy, miracle results. The oversimplification in the marketing of fertilizers promotes applying only nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. This one-dimensional approach produces short-term benefits and saves money but has…

How and What Plants Eat

How and What Plants Eat

From Chapter 16 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas Plants consume their food primarily through their roots, and the majority of the nutrients are absorbed through microscopic root hairs. This is why a great soil structure is so…

Why Go Organic?

Why Go Organic?

From Chapter 18 of “Healthy Garden Healthy You” by Milo Shammas Organic gardening gives me the comfort of knowing I have adopted a healthy lifestyle on a journey towards a long and healthy life. The true organic gardener becomes familiar with the…

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