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Month: March 2015

Save the Monarch

Save the Monarch  There has been a 90% drop in the population of the Monarch Butterfly in the United States over the past 20 years – and there is something gardeners can do to make a big difference in the demise.  We all recognize the iconic Monarch butterfly with its majestic orange and black wings.…
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Be A Butterfly Hero

Be a Butterfly Hero! Pollinators, including the Monarch butterfly, are responsible for much of the food we eat. In recent years, butterflies have been losing their habitat to agricultural practices, development, and cropland conversion. But we can help! Join Botanical Interests, our seed packet supplier, in supporting the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to be a…
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This looked very interesting and after reading up on the system it looks perfect for Central Texas. Not only does it conserve water, maintain itself, and make gardening fun, but it is a project that would work great with Thunderhead Potting Soil.  The Grow Bucket Guide recommends a potting mix that “consists of Canadian Sphagnum peat moss, Perlite,…
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Soil Structure Three major components make up the structure of this soil: peat moss, perlite, and granite sand. Peat moss is composted sphagnum moss. Its major function is to provide cellulose and humus for the microorganisms and plants.   It is also a dispersing medium for the major (N, P, K) and minor nutrients. Perlite is…
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Microgreens and sprouts are trending everywhere from cooking shows and magazines to fancy restaurants and food trucks. But here’s a secret – you can grow microgreens and sprouts right in your kitchen for pennies! Microgreens are young, leafy vegetables or herbs that are harvested just above the soil line when the plant is 1-2 inches…
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It’s Alive !!!!!! Thunderhead Soil is rich in soil microorganisms. During mixing, the soil is deliberately inoculated with these microorganisms. These soil creatures are responsible for decomposing cellulose into sugars and transporting minerals and raw materials into the root systems of plants.  They feed themselves with the sugars they make and transport nutrients to the…
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