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Composting – The Fine Art of Making Dirt

By | September 3rd, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Home & Garden, Organic Gardening|

After I decided to go all in on natural organic practices with my garden, the first step logically for me was to compost or what I call – making dirt.  Sounds funny but that is exactly what you do when you compost.  I mean, you’re doing what mother nature has done forever.  At first, I thought [...]

5 Companion Plants For A Pest Free Garden

By | June 17th, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Organic Gardening|

My grandfather used to tell me that before pesticides were used, many plantation workers here in Hawaii used to plant rows of lemongrass in between their crops.  Workers would walk up and down the fields hitting the lemongrass plants with a bamboo stick.  Supposedly, this helped to release the lemongrass fragrance which deterred pests. To use [...]

Aquaponic Gardening

By | May 10th, 2016|Alternative Gardening, Aquaponic, Garden Thoughts, Organic Gardening|

I've had my aquaponic garden for about 5 years now and I absolutely love it.  I've always been one to try cool DIY's and tinker with things.  My mother suggested I try aquaponic gardening as a hobby.  After doing some research, I decided to give it a try. After years of tinkering with it and experimenting, [...]

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