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Shop: Custom Biologicals

Custom Biologicals has 20 years experience creating beneficial biota amendments for garden and agricultural soils.

We’re thrilled to offer a new product line in the Gardenerd Store: Custom Biologicals. If you’ve always wanted to apply biologically active compost tea (ACT) to your garden but don’t have the time to buy all the ingredients to brew … Continue reading

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Fungal Wood Pile for Compost

Fungi growing on wood chips. Used for making fungal-dominant compost.

If you have issues like powdery mildew and blight in your garden, chances are you need more good fungi in your soil to combat the bad fungi. Our latest YouTube video shows you one easy and free way to inoculate … Continue reading

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Soil Food Web Intensive – Part 2

Compost ingredients

In our last episode, we shared the wonders of Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web Intensive course. Today, we’ll continue with more tidbits and tricks that will help you build better compost (and compost tea) for a healthier garden. In … Continue reading

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Soil Food Web Intensive – Part 1

Soil Food Web

I’ve just returned from spending 5 glorious days with Dr. Elaine Ingham, the soil microbiologist who coined the term “Soil Food Web.” It was, indeed, intense. Even though I’d been circling this information since 2009 when I saw Jeff Lowenfels … Continue reading

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Urban Soil Summit Review – Part 1

Dr. Elaine Ingham shares the amazing restoration work she's doing.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how soil works and what’s going on underground in your garden, a Soil Summit is a great place to start. It is impossible to summarize the whole of the Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit … Continue reading

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