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Repotting Orchids: Orchid Care (Part I)

Repotting Orchids: Orchid Care (Part I)

by Earthworm Technologies

Repotting Orchids is an important task you want to learn because sooner or later you will find that your Orchid isn't looking so well or worse, has stopped blooming. As we mentioned in our introduction to our Orchid Care 101 Guide, caring for Orchids over the years can be a tricky and sometimes intimidating task but once you get to know the nuances of your Orchid, you'll find these tasks easier to complete.  

One such task is the necessary evil...

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What Are The Benefits of Worm Castings in Your Home & Garden?

by Earthworm Technologies

Enjoy a partial reprint of the article on the benefits of worm castings we wrote for the Connecticut Horticultural Society this summer! :)

Vermicompost (composted wood or food waste mixed with worm castings) & worm castings (defined as pure worm castings refined to 1/8" of an inch and much more concentrated & beneficial than vermicompost in the organic garden) are super-packed with macro & micro-nutrients, natural plant food minerals and beneficial plant root microbes in plant-ready form that your garden is going to love, giving YOU the gardener the healthiest and most beautiful plants and flowers in the neighborhood...all without using chemicals that are bad for your children, pets and the environment.  

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How to Care for Orchids: A Comprehensive Organic Guide

How to Care for Orchids: A Comprehensive Organic Guide

by Earthworm Technologies

How to care for Orchids the Earthworm Technologies way will be the topic for discussion this time! In other words EASILY AND ORGANICALLY because after all that is one of our mantras!

If you’ve been following us for a while or bought our organic gardening plant food products you know that we like to interact with our customers as well as other gardeners, writers and pretty much anyone interested in gardening. This past season...

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5 Creative Repurposing Ideas to Recycle a Christmas Tree!

by Earthworm Technologies

OK...It's time to come up with some creative repurposing ideas for that dying Christmas tree. The holidays have come and gone, we are deep into the winter season (and what a winter it has been...Brrrrr...who else is looking forward to that first Crocus?) but some of us still have our holiday wreaths and Christmas trees sitting in our family room or WAY worse...we've been seeing a lot of dead Christmas trees on the sides of the road in the city lately! What a waste isn't it and maybe just a little bit shameful? Couldn't we find at least a couple repurposing ideas to give a second life to those trees?
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Family Fun with Free Caterpillar DIY Garden Project

by Earthworm Technologies

Are you looking for something fun to do? How about a free DIY garden project ? The past couple months you may have noticed that your flowers are starting to have little holes everywhere or might look like they've been chewed on. That's because it's that time of year when caterpillars start thriving in the garden and we're not talking about Monarch butterflies unfortunately! Many varieties of moths (as well as the White Cabbage Butterfly) are now laying their eggs in ideal host plants. You might have noticed this most acutely if you grew Petunias in your garden or flower containers this year...
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10 Organic Sustainable Gardening Tips You Can Start Now!

by Earthworm Technologies

Some of you know that Earthworm Technologies was asked to guest host #gardenchat on Twitter Monday, July 21, 2014 and we chose to cover the topic of Organic Sustainable Gardening because we felt everyone could benefit from getting some sustainable gardening tips to not just help grow your own herb gardens, flower gardens, vegetables and fruits but to open your minds to think about how exactly you are approaching your gardening philosophy!  
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Is Jack Frost Snowing on Your Winter Gardening Parade? 4 Ways to Use Snow in the Garden!

by Earthworm Technologies

For most of us gardeners in the northern part of the United States (let's say Zone 7 and below), winter gardening doldrums really start to kick in right about now...Specifically, after the holiday season when there is no more Trick or Treating, Turkey Eating, or Holiday Decorating left to focus on while we power through the cold months in anticipation for the Spring planting season. Unfortunately, it isn't quite seed-starting time (although we'll certainly start stock-piling seed-ordering catalogs to salivate over!)...see my stack below....drool!
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7 Steps to Make that Christmas Cactus Bloom Organically

by Earthworm Technologies

Does this sound familiar? You are picking out the perfect cranberries in the grocery store for your flawless holiday cranberry sauce when you notice a beautiful Christmas cactus in full bloom calling your name in the Flower section. I am a sucker for this section myself! How dare these grocery stores tease us with perfectly-placed blooming plants right where you can't resist buying them! :)
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5 Fall Clean Up Gardening Tips To Do This Fall!

by Earthworm Technologies

Given the busy spring and summer season, we all might be getting a little tired right about now when it comes to our yard work. However, if you can muster up the energy to get out there for the Fall clean up you might save yourself a lot of work when next Spring arrives. Besides, the weather (especially, in Connecticut and the rest of the Northeast) has been absolutely gorgeous this October...what a perfect time to go out there and dig our fingers in the dirt!
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