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Learn sustainable, ecological, and economical methods of growing fruit and vegetable crops.

A model of a tank fertilizer system.

Organic Fertilizers for Horticulture

Natural products such as these generally do not have high N-P-K num­bers, but offer a wealth of readily available nutrients to plants in a living soil.

Cat in a greenhouse

Protecting Vegetable Seed Starters from Rodents & Insects

I have tried many different tactics to keep the mice out of my trays, but the only thing I have found that really works consistently is reemay (row cover).

A seeder setup in a plug tray.

Vegetable Seed Propagation Strategies

If you let the plug trays dry out when germina­tion first occurs, you will most likely lose the whole tray.

A horticulture greenhouse.

Horticultural Terms for Vegetable Growers

The following are more general terms relating to plants and growing. Some are actual botanical terms and some are simply descriptive words you will likely hear in the plant trade.

Soil samples are prepared to run through analysis.

Water-Soluble Soil Tests for Crops

Plant tissue testing, as done by most labs, is not as informative as water-soluble soil tests. Tissue tests only test the soluble contents of the cells.

organic manure added to a field

Adding Organic Manure to Your Crops

Manures are an excellent source of nitrogen.