Shedding light on common misconceptions of composting and how you can easily grow organic fruits, vegetables, plants, and flowers.
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In 2016 marijuana profitability soared – up more than 30% from the previous year. The North American market declared over $6.5 billion in revenue, making it the fastest growing market and poised to surpass even the global smartphones dominance.
Growers are noticing strong trends driving this industry, with no signs of slowing. In fact, the burgeoning market has many trying to keep pace with supply and demand of both medical and recreational cannabis products.
So, what’s driving this upsurge of opportunity?
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Mums the word. Chrysanthemums that is, and others blossoms that are perfect for planting right after Mother’s Day. Aside from being the most heavily traveled day of the year, Mother’s Day marks the unofficial start of the gardening season for many across the country.
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April 22nd marks the day when we, as a global society, unite to celebrate and support environmental protection. This year’s events will coincide with the March for Science in Washington, DC. The National Mall is set to come alive with scientists and civic organizers conducting speeches and trainings, musical performances, and a march through the streets to celebrate a passion for science and the many ways it services the world. Conservation, protection, and renewal are just a sample of the impact science has on the preservation of our planet.
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Big box stores are threatening the livelihood of mom and pop retail nationwide. Offering a variety of brands at a fraction of the cost, these one-stop shopping giants are crushing smaller competition.
Nurseries and independent garden centers are certainly not immune to the intimidation of large superstores infringing upon their market share. With loss of revenue, and possibly an entire business on the line, owners are turning to white label products to compete with giants of industry.
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Spring is in the air. Well, almost. Time to get those organic garden’s going and start prepping for a fruitful (or vegetable full, depending on your preference) harvest.
Whether you bloom fragrant flowers, or cultivate organic produce for a self-sustaining, healthy lifestyle, Organic Plant Magic has tips to help prepare you for spring planting.
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The countdown to the holidays has started. For some, there’s a small stockpile of tokens and trinkets set aside that have been strategically acquired throughout the year. However, for the vast majority – let the shopping games begin.
Whether you consider this season to be a fun-filled shopper’s paradise or the most stressful time of the year, we’ve got a list of top gift ideas for the gardening enthusiast in your life.
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Got an organic produce garden? Then you have the makings of a very tasty organic Thanksgiving feast.
Even if you don’t grow your own, inviting friends and family over for an all-natural holiday meal is as easy as buying the right ingredients from local markets and serving up delicious recipes shared online. From apps to side dishes, entrees to desserts, and right down to the beverages you offer your guests, preparing an organic Thanksgiving meal is a dining experience not to be forgot.
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Whether a newbie or a seasoned gardener, growing your own fruits and vegetables is not only a great way to save on groceries, it provides a healthier, all-natural food source. For many however, areas where seasonality affects growing patterns can hinder the amount of vegetation that is produced over the course of a year. Unless you use a greenhouse growing technique.
A backyard greenhouse can provide a stable environment for year-round gardening. It offers a way to produce your favorite organic fruits and vegetables when the local environment exhibits unfavorable growing conditions.
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From urban gardeners to Agri-careers, the movement to grow organic fruits and vegetables has increased tenfold. Finding new and innovative ways to grow natural produce is leading to healthier, tastier foods, but there are implications that will also be felt for generations to come.
As studies reveal the negative effects of chemically enhanced farming, the push to cultivate organic foods has become a hot-button topic in gardening and agriculture. More personal gardens and individual horticulturists are finding the benefits of growing organic plants outweigh the need to use pesticides and genetically engineered byproducts.
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