Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades

Now in a special updated 6th edition with a new formula for complete organic fertilizer, this complete guide to organic vegetable gardening addresses issues of soil, seeds, compost, and watering.

bookGrowing Vegetables West of the Cascades evolved from a self-published pamphlet to the master guide to organic vegetable gardening over the past 35 years.

This book will help you to understand how to prepare soils, compost, using chemical-free fertilizers, efficient uses of water, and garden planning is universal to any climate or region.

Steve Solomon, who  founded the Territorial Seed Company, was one of the early proponents of organic gardening, and refined the best practices of small-plot vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest.

Solomon gets specific in his extensive advice on growing specific crops–from tomatoes and beans to kale and turnips–in the gentle maritime Northwest climate. He lays out the principles, but advocates that readers think for themselves and grow their gardens as they see fit.

Steve Solomon has been writing Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades since 1979. The book has evolved and grown as the author has researched, practiced, and refined the methods of organic gardening.

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Sunleaves Grow Bags

growbagsSunleaves Black and White Poly Grow Bags are black on the inside and white on the outside to reflect light back to the plants while maintaining healthy root temperatures.

These bags are fluted, stand upright when filled with growing medium and have pre-punched bottom holes for thorough drainage.

These are a great value & come in many gallon sizes.

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Digital Soil Test Kit

rapistest soil digitalQuickly and easily tests soil samples digitally.

The Luster Leaf Digital Soil meter will measure levels of pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potash.

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Grodan Hugo Gro-Block

hugoGrodan Stonewool (rockwool) is made from molten rock spun into cotton candy-like fibers and then compressed into cubes, blocks, or slabs. Where other rockwool brand manufacturers cut all sizes from one batch of wool, Grodan is unique by making different types of fibers.

The purpose is to support the requirement of the plant in the different plant stages. Grodan has a tremendous capacity for absorbing nutrient solution while retaining plenty of oxygen for rapid plant growth.

Grodan Rockwool comes in many graduated sizes. The Hugo is the largest of the growing blocks (6″ x 6″ x 5.8″). It provides enough growing volume to support a larger plant, so it does not need to be placed on top of a slab.

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Growstone GS-1 Hydroponic

ga=s1Growstone GS-1 Hydroponic Substrate is now in stock in a larger size bag!

It is the perfect growing media for use in hydroponic growing systems as simple as manually irrigated containers or as advanced as automatically drip irrigated containers, Ebb-Flow systems and NFT tables.

Growstone GS-1 replaces strip-mined materials like clay pebbles or stonewool, reducing environmental degradation and delivers 67% more water retention and 12% more aeration than clay pebbles.

This sustainable, earth-friendly grow medium is made from 100% recycled glass and is 100% American made!

Growstones are designed to allow for rapid moisture absorption, added silica and enhanced drainage and oxygenation.growstoneflag

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Cyco Potash Plus

potashplusCyco Potash Plus strengthens plants and aids in water retention which improves yields and transportability.

Cyco Potash Plus will also help in the development of a plant to produce large flowers, a full yield and quality.

Cyco Potash Plus also makes a positive contribution to the environment by balancing other nutrients, especially nitrate, to make sure they are taken-up and used by plants efficiently, so as avoiding losses which may be harmful to the plant.

Many of the functions of potash in the plant are related to physiological conditions and stress. These functions are diverse and include efficient nitrogen and improved water use, drought tolerance and frost resistance.

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Biobizz Try-Pack Hydro

Do you grow hydroponically but you are tired of feeding minerals to your plants?

Do you want to enjoy the natural taste of an organic harvest but can’t let your system go?

trypack hydroLet Biobizz make it easy for you!

Try the Hydro-Pack, one of the new Try-Packs from Biobizz!

 

 

Get to grow like a pro with a high quality complete pack that has been designed to be easy to handle & easy to use.

The Biobizz Hydro-Pack contains Bio-Bloom, Bio-Heaven, and Top-Max. This is a combination that will allow all hydroponic growers to gain experience with the Biobizz organic products that are suitable to be applied in any hydroponic system.

Get the best of both worlds with the organic quality and the hydroponic quantity. The Hydro-Pack will stimulate an optimal root development and protection by using organics in your hydro system.

logo_omri The Hydro-Pack contains the following:

- Bio-Bloom 250ml

- Bio-Heaven 250ml

- Top-Max 250ml

Use with any other Biobizz products or Try-Packs to maximize your crop and minimize costs.biobizz logo

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Clone Guard

cloneguardIt has been estimated that powdery mildew, mold, leaf dwelling insects and leaf dehydration account for over 50% of clone death every year.

Clone Guard locks in water molecules from escaping from the leaves preventing the clone from wilting.

At the same time, Clone Guard is locking out insects, powdery mildew and mild, denying them access to the clone.

Spray or dip clones and always apply Clone Guard to plants before you allow them into your garden.

From the same folks that gave us Nuke em!

 

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Max Yield Indoor Garden Expo

maxyeildWe are closing at 3PM today to go to Tacoma!

Sunday is open to all the public from noon till 6pm come on down to T Town & check out the indoor garden expo show -

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Grow for it!

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BuffaLoam Organic Buffalo Compost

buffaloamBuffaLoam Organic Buffalo Compost (1-1-1) is a natural and organic source of nutrients for your plants.

It is a mature and stable compost. Our extended aging process and meticulous turning and testing regimen creates a highly consistent product with high nutrient content and an earthy, soil-like aroma.

It is based on our buffalo compost sourced only from our Diamond Tail Ranch in Northern Colorado and is composted for 2 years.

buffaloamlogoAll BuffaLoam products have been developed with a desire to continue the strong renaissance and regrowth of the majestic Bison.

Ingredients: 100% Buffalo Compost and wood shavings.

Unique Features:
• Improves soil health, plant vigor and harvest size
• Contains NO nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients
• 100% composted buffalo manure
• A 1-1-1 organic fertilizer PLUS 1% Calcium (Ca) and 0.5% Iron (Fe)
• Tested under US Composting Council Testing Assurance Program.

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