Roottrapper Bags and Pot Licker!

With Spring almost here, now is a good time to learn about the advantages of using the RootTrapper® II designed by Rootmaker® for your outdoor and indoor gardening needs. The RootTrapper® is the most versatile container on the market, and can be used with virtually any planting media with hydroponic or organic methods… Today I am going to focus on the advantages of using The RootTrapper® containers specifically the outdoor environment. Previously roots could be forced to branch as a result of air-root-pruning. Now there is pruning by the RootTrapper®. Here’s how it works… The special fabric in the RootTrapper® containers literally traps the tip of the root in the material. When the tip of a root is trapped and can no longer extend, it is forced to branch as with air-root-pruning. The more roots branch back in the growth medium, the more root tips, the healthier the plant!  1 square inch of the RootTrapper® material can prune hundreds root tips ( the root tip is where most water and nutrient absorption takes place) ! Due to the white coating on the container root zone temperatures are lower, water is saved and since less water evaporates, salt accumulation from the irrigation water is decreased. The RootTrapper® bags are the only root pruning bags available today that will prune the roots that hit the bottom of the bag. While air pruning bags need air to prune the roots … The RootTrapper® does not! Air pruning bags that are placed on the ground not prune the roots that hit the bottom of the bag. The roots will circle or grow out of the bag, which is exactly what we don’t want. Simply put The RootTrapper® containers are undoubtedly the best containers to use in your outdoor gardens. Available in sizes from 1 Gal to 500 gal we have a RootTrapper® bag to suit your needs. Custom sizes are also available.

The Pot Licker utilizes the amazing (and Patented) Roottrapper® material but is cut out to fit as a liner in regular plastic pots. This turns your standard container into a Root trapping container. Offering you the benefits of root trapping in your existing nursery containers.

This year much of the country is suffering from a major drought. The Roottrapper® technology will not only create a more productive root system… but it will save you on your water bill while also you helping to do your part to help us get thru this situation.

Check out the video below for further explanation and photos!

 

Growing Micro-Greens 101

If you are considering growing your own food for the first time… or maybe you are even a very experienced gardener but never considered  the benefits of growing sprouts and Micro Greens…. Im here to tell you this is the most economical and easiest way to start supplementing your diet. It has been said that sprouts and Micro Greens are the most nutrition you can get per dollar spent on vegetables.

WebMD said…  ” Researchers found microgreens like red cabbage, cilantro, and radish contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts” and

“The microgreens were four- to 40-fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts,” says researcher Qin Wang, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland in College Park. “When we first got the results we had to rush to double and triple check them.”

While Micro Greens cost more when purchased at supermarkets they are by far the easiest and cost effective  thing you can grow at your own.

The video below show step by step instructions on how you can grow your own Micro-Greens . From preparing your soil mix and making what I call ” soil Taco’s” all the way thru harvest , this video shows you everything you need to know about growing Micro-Greens.

Below Red Rambo Radish 3 days old

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Red Rambo and Daikon Radish

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Emily Walter ( A Girl & a Garden) teaching Executive Chef Of John Ash and Co Tom Schmidt about growing Micro-Greens

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Germinating Radish’s

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Red Russian Kale Germinating

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Red Russian Kale Germinating

 

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Ruby Streaks Mustard

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Red Russian Kale

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Gaby’s Garden Gadgets ! Potting Blocks

Today I show you how easy it is to make your own Potting Blocks also known as Soil Blocks,  are free standing compressed cubes of potting soil which hold their shape without any container. They are made by packing the Potting Blockers with a proper soil mixture for Potting Blocks. In this Video we show you how to make a proper soil mix for Potting Blocks , how to make potting blocks and how to handle and transplant them

 

 

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Crazy Customer Survives A Bhut Jolokia At The Garden Spout

The Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia)

In 2007, Guiness Book of World Records, certified that the Ghost Pepper was the worlds hottest chili pepper at over 1,000,000 Scolville (SHU). Tabasco sauce is typically 2,500-5,000 SHU.

One of our crazy customers actually ate one of the Bhut Jolokia peppers growing in the showroom.

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In 2012 the Ghost Pepper was superseded by the Trinidad Scorpion. The Trinidad Scorpion measured over 2,000,000 SHU.

We just got a hold of some Trinidad Scorpion seeds. Who’s going to try one of those?

Brewing Compost Tea with The Progress Earth 60 Gal Vortex Brewer and there Biodynamic Brew Kit

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