Growing plants is a simple affair, with a complex set of options. On one hand, gardening is a simple as putting a seed in the ground, and watching a plant grow. Those more experienced hands know that there is a lot more to the process of growing plants than setting a seed and walking away: The soil must be constructed correctly; there needs to be the right balance of nutrients for a plant's various growing stages; soil microorganisms need to be present and managed for the best results; watering needs to happen at the right time and in the correct...
In the late winter, or early spring, turf grasses in cool and cold climates begin to add new growth, both in the root zone, and the leaves. This consumes the available sugars, leading to a need for spring inputs. A proper slow release fertilizer or a biotic that nurtures the food web is essential to support grasses during this period of early growth. A novel approach to support both the grasses and the soil food web is an early foliar application of a product that can get sugars to the plant at this crucial time. Quantum Growth Organic Light is a biological inoculant that contains 'R. palustris', a bacteria capable of producing valuable sugars through photosynthesis. Early application of this product may support healthy growth, and a decreased need for early season feeding. This applications should take place in the late winter where snow cover is not persistent. If the lawn is in a climate where snow cover persists into the spring, an application of Quantum Growth Organic Light as soon as the snow melts could provide the same benefit.
Chemical ice melters are a good alternative to the backbreaking labor associated with keeping sidewalks clear of ice, and safe for pedestrians. There are many different options, and there are trade offs for all of them.
Most Ice melts are based in salts of some sort. There are other, more complex formulas available, but this discussion will focus on only the different salts used as ice melters.
Harvest season for outdoor cannabis crops is rapidly approaching, are you prepared for the harvest, curing, and trimming season? Here at Rocky Mountain Bio Ag, we have many useful tools that can help the home grower harvesting for the first time, or a commercial grow building their tool set. Lets discuss what we have on offer!
As we learned in the post: Do you know what lives in your soil? | Soil Food Web, microbes in your soil are incredibly important for plant and soil ecosystem health. The soil food web is responsible for helping plants get the nutrients they need. But how can the average gardener know that the steps they are taking to nurture healthy populations of microbes in their soil? Prolific Earth Sciences, a scientific instrument and analysis company, has come up with the ideal tool for home gardeners and small-scale commercial growers: The Microbiometer!