Finding the Mittleider Magic Ingredients? We’ve Made It Easy!

Q. Does anyone else have a hard time finding the ingredients in the M method? A. We struggled with this issue for many years until Dr. M and I: (1) simplified the Pre-Plant formula and (2) decided to buy, mix, package, and sell the Micro-Nutrients ourselves on the Foundation website. Now for the Weekly Feed …

Vegetable Gardens Are The Best Protein Producers, But Animals Have Their Place

For a vegetable gardening guy to be talking about animals may seem inconsistent to some, but since both provide food they are closely related, so I will discuss the general topic a bit here. From age 12 until I left home for college I had the full responsibility for a cow, to which were added …

Gardening by the Foot – a Treasure for Raised-Bed or Container Gardeners

I have said nothing about this book for a long time, for just one reason. Our inventory of books had brittle binding glue and the pages would fall out at the least provocation. We’ve finally solved the problem! We purchased a machine and re-bound this great gardening book ourselves, using a Plastic Comb Binder. Now …

Fertilizing Small Containers – 5 gallons as Starting Point

Q. How much Pre-Plant and how much Weekly Feed should I add to each 5-gallon pail of custom soil? We have various sizes containers (all over 8 inches deep) so I figure I can just fill the containers one at a time with the 5-gallon pails’ mixture. A. We apply 2# of Pre-Plant to a …