Amaral Farm

The Florida Natives

While the Sunshine State has had its fair share of creatures that come and go as time passes by, Florida remains to be home to a number of beloved farm animals which have been native to the state for as long as I can remember.

What Kind Of Fertilizer is Best For Organic Gardening?

People that are new to natural gardening frequently assume that organic garden plant food is just an additional kind of plant food in a bag. That is most certainly not the case, there is more that goes into organic gardening than what you feed your plants. We will discuss the three main ways you can deliver fertilizer to your garden soil, the benefits and draw backs of each so you are better informed on what to use.

There are many types of fertilizers you can use in your garden. Not just the NKP ratio but also what makes us the material in the fertilizer. The NKP ratio, or Nitrogen to Phosphorus to Kalium (latin for Potassium) will dictate the ratio of one to the other and the concentration of each in a given quantity of fertilizer. A 10-10-10 is a fairly common mix and as it states has an equal mix of each at a concentration. In this case you would need 10 pounds of fertilizer to add 1 pound of each nutrient to your soil. When the lix is say 10-5-5, you then have twice as much nitrogen as phosphorus or potassium and 10 pounds of fertilizer would add 1 pound of nitrogen but only 1/2 a pound of the others to the soil.

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Benefits Of Using Organic Seeds

Sometimes natural garden enthusiasts question if they need to use only natural yard seed. That is a concern with an easy, yet complicated, response.

We will certainly attempt to explore the ins and outs of going totally natural in your garden. We intend to take a look at, do you actually require to utilize just organic seed, locating organic garden seed as well as saving your very own.

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Growing Loquat

Loquat is a fruit that grows on a tree, it has been known to be grown in Japan dating back to 1000 AD. In the US it has been primarily been used as a landscape plant. Loquat grows well in many soils and in adaptable to a variety of climates.

Growing Blackberries

Mexico is the largest grower of blackberries in the world, Orgegon being the largest producing state in the US. World production of blackberries exceeds 170,000 tons, with about 15K of that being picked from wide blackberry plants.

Choosing the Right Breed of Rabbits

When considering rabbits as pets, the costs of feeding the rabbit and the amount of space it will need are very important. This will generally mean having a smaller breed is best, it will require less food and less space.

Raising Goats for Milk

With the right information, raising dairy goats can be a rewarding and profitable venture. We’ll explore everything you need to know.

Choosing the Right Breed of Duck for Eggs

When you want to raise ducks you need to know which right breed to look for. Domestic ducks are good for eggs, meat, and for a smaller group for down feathers. Keeping ducks has helped me realize they are equally good it not better than other fowl in keeping down the level of insects.