Grab a Lomi: Today we put the Lomi composter through its paces with 4 different tests, share some thoughts from their CEO, and Kevin shares 1. Who he thinks it’s right and WRONG for, as well as 2. Some creative ways to use the output in the garden.
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00:00 – Intro
00:22 – What Is Lomi
01:39 – Test #1: Bioplastic, Citrus Waste, Cardboard In LOMI MODE
01:57 – Test #1 Results
02:24 – Test #2: Snack foods, Peppers, Food Waste, Greens In GROW MODE
02:54 – Interview: Who Needs Lomi?
04:20 – Test #2 Results
04:52 – Test #3: A Bunch Of Leaves In ECO EXPRESS MODE
05:04 – Interview: Is This Bad For The Earth?
05:46 – Test #3 Results
06:20 – Interview: Why Does It Cost So Much?
07:36 – Test #4: Eggshells, Coffee Grounds, Kitchen Scraps In GROW MODE
08:13 – Interview: Is It A Bread Maker?
09:14 – Test #4 Results
11:14 – The Rest Of The Interview
15:31 – Conclusion & Outro
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Tips, Advice And Little Known Secrets About Gardening
Growing green things indoors and out, bring joy to many people’s lives. Carefully planted and tended for plants can mean beauty in yards and rooms, as well as fresh food on the dinner table. Yet, despite the simple pleasures it can bring, gardening itself can seem awfully complicated. Simplify your gardening endeavors with these helpful hints.
A tip to prevent dirt from accumulating under your fingernails while working in the garden, use a bar of soap before starting. Rake your fingernails across a bar of soap and it will seal the undersides of your nails so that dirt will not collect beneath them. When you are finished in the garden, just use a brush to scrape the soap from beneath them and your nails will still be sparkling clean.
You need to consider beginning the plants into pots. Then, you can plant the seedlings into your garden. Once the plant is hardy enough, plant it in your garden. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
When winter comes, you can save a few plants by transferring them inside the house. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Organize your garden so that all your plants are exposed to the sun most of the time. Your house or your trees cast shadows: keep in mind that these shadows move throughout the day. You ideally want your plants to be exposed to the sun in the morning and the afternoon, but not around noon, especially in the summer time.
Plants are generally best grown in their native environments. Grapes for example, require a dry, hot environment to maximize their growth while minimizing the amount of microbes that are dangerous to them. When growing plants it’s important to realize their region of origin; generally it’s best to identify the local varieties of horticultural species.
If frost has killed your pumpkins before they’ve had a chance to turn orange, it’s not too late to save them. Cut the pumpkins off the vine, leaving a minimum of 4 inches of the vine on the top of the pumpkin. Wash them thoroughly with water mixed with a small amount of bleach to prevent the development of mold. Bring them inside, and place them in a warm, sunny location, turning them occasionally so the sun can reach all the green areas of the pumpkin. Within a few weeks or less, you’ll have bright orange pumpkins to carve into jack-o-lanterns or use to make homemade pumpkin pie.
Fertilize the soil you are going to plant in three weeks before planting. By doing this, you are helping the soil improve its ability to retain nutrients and water, which are especially important for new plants. There are many fertilizers from which to choose at your local gardening store.
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. This way, the seeds will have a much better shot at survival once they are planted.
Having beautiful bulb plants is fun while it lasts, but once they have bloomed you are stuck with bulb foliage that is not very attractive. Try to plant bulbs among plants that will grow up and over faded bulb leaves. This way, once the lilies or daffodils are spent, the old foliage will be hidden by the new growth of other plants.
Easily dry herbs using your car. Your car is the perfect place to dry herbs, providing a safe, dry, and warm location. Simply place some newspaper or other protection on a car seat, and arrange the herbs in a single, even layer. Make sure the windows are rolled up, and close up the car. Your herbs will be dry and ready to store. Length of time will depend on the temperature, but can be as little as an hour or two. As a bonus, your car will smell wonderful!
From timing of planting to feeding and water levels to access to sunlight, plants can be quite demanding of you even though they never say a word. Keep the tips and tricks in this article in mind in your gardening activities, and you and your plants can keep each other happy.