Farmers and gardeners have always been on the holy grail quest for the growing savior. Growers for eons have searched for the sole silver bullet that will rid them of the insufferable onslaught of fiendish bugs, megolomaniacal weeds, and microscopic diseases. While end-all cure are fallacies, there is new (and not so new) research that molasses can bring alleviation to many dire garden situations. Most of us grew up touting the sweet tooth benefits of this thick … [Read more...] about Molasses: Jekyll to You, Hyde to Pests.
A new breed of chef is blossoming. Their major recipe components involves everything from worm excrement to brewed nettles to fungus swimming in molasses. Their kitchen gadgets include buckets, air stones, and even pantyhose. There are no walls, and their most demanding clientele include the finicky tomato and the gregarious squash. This culinary mastermind is known as the compost tea chef, and anyone who wants to pamper their plants can obtain this lofty status. Over the years, many recipes … [Read more...] about The New Tea Revolution: Not Just For Tooth Rot Anymore
Friday seems to be a good time to disregard the morals set in stone Monday-Thursday (although Thursday is a cheat for many). Before the fun begins, we here at Fifth Season like to start the weekend by saluting products that make the store, our clientele, and us happy. Each week, we'll feature an item we feel enhances the gardening experience. General Organics Fertilizer Line General Hydroponics, a thirty year company on the cutting edge of the hydroponic industry, recently decided to … [Read more...] about Friday Favorites: General Organics Line