K. Triffet

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Use Worm Castings for Healthy Gardens

More than 100 years ago, Charles Darwin was one of the first scientists to study earthworms and their ability to improve soil quality and help plant growth.  These days, it’s quite clear that worm castings belong in healthy gardens everywhere. As the nation’s largest premium worm casting supplier, our parent company (California Soil) knows a lot about worms, and we’re certainly big fans of worm castings here at Sanctuary Soil. Here are five reasons why… […]

By | March 13th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Gardening Tips, How-To Tips|0 Comments

Prevent Damping Off Disease in Seedlings

By Chris McLaughlin This year (and every year) an unknown number of gardeners will have their seedlings cut off at the knees by the dreaded damping off disease. Although it certainly doesn’t happen to me every year, when it does show up — the surprise assault always leaves my mouth hanging open.  […]

By | March 10th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, How-To Tips|0 Comments

Four Top Vegetables for Container Gardens

By Jodi Torpey No space for a large garden bed? No problem! It’s easy-peasy to grow your own peppers, tomatoes and squash in containers on your patio, balcony or deck. Here are my top four vegetables for container gardens this season. […]

By | March 4th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Grow Food|0 Comments

Mission Olive Oil Gets Buckaroo Boost

Nestled in the heart of California’s wine country, Soledad Mission is located in the picturesque Salinas Valley. On the grounds of this historic Catholic mission, founded in 1791, Mission Olive Oil is being made from heritage olive trees. Learn how Sanctuary Soil’s Buckaroo worm castings are helping to revitalize this special and sacred soil. Photo copyright Mission Soledad. […]

By | February 27th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Grow Food|0 Comments

Growing Blueberries in the Garden

By Robin Haglund Blueberries are not only one of my favorite fruits to eat, but the plants are some of my favorite eye-candy in any garden.  Here are some tips for growing blueberries in your garden.  […]

By | February 25th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Grow Food|0 Comments

How To Grow Sprouts Indoors

by Chris McLaughlin  The health benefits of sprouts are numerous and everybody can have these fresh greens in a matter of days. Even in the dead of winter, you can have fresh greens with this micro-gardening project. Here’s how to grow sprouts indoors. […]

By | February 17th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Grow Food|0 Comments

Plants Attract Wild Birds to Your Garden

By Jodi Torpey It’s easy to attract wild birds to your garden, if you make the right planting choices. Now’s the time to plan ways to share the love of birds this gardening season. Here are several plants that attract wild birds… […]

By | February 11th, 2014|Birds and Bees, Blog, Gardening|0 Comments

Five Ways to Save Water in Gardens

Today, it’s never been more important to save water in gardens. With severe droughts in California and other parts of the United States, many communities are actually in danger of running out of water. We must rethink the way we irrigate our gardens.  Here are five better ways to save water in gardens… […]

By | February 4th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, How-To Tips|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day Tillandsia Terrarium

By Jenny Peterson I love those garden projects that are completed quickly, easily and for just a little bit of money — and who doesn’t? Especially this time of year, when we gardeners are just itching to do something but the weather is not cooperating. Here’s a great little interior project just in time for Valentine’s Day — it’s a small tillandsia terrarium that is completed in about 30 minutes for less than $15, depending upon the size of the container you choose. Learn how to make it … […]

By | February 3rd, 2014|Blog, Craft Projects, Gardening, Houseplants|0 Comments

Kale: A Green to Grow On

By Robin Haglund, CPH If there’s one leafy green growing in our Seattle garden 24:7:365, it’s kale. This hearty edible is easy to grow and relatively bulletproof in most seasons. Sure, kale will sometimes bolt (aka flower and set seed) in hot weather. During particularly long and frozen cold snaps, kale may melt to the ground. But, for the most part, it’s always plugging right along. Here are my tips for growing kale… […]

By | January 27th, 2014|Blog, Gardening, Grow Food|0 Comments