Organic Matter Matters

April 17, 2014

By Licole Paroly What did you have for breakfast this morning: scrambled eggs, orange juice, cereal and milk? A balanced meal provides you with the nutrients you need to be healthy and strong. Your plants need nutrients, too! Nutrients in soil come from organic matter. Organic matter is different from organic materials. The compost that Read more...

Spring into Container Gardening!

April 10, 2014


With spring poking green fingers through the snow, its time to start thinking about restarting your garden! One great way to kick start the planting season is to make a container garden. Container gardens are a great way to optimize limited space or time. They look great on windowsills, porches, in hanging baskets, or even Read more...

Soil Amendments, Best for Gardens

April 8, 2014


By Shelley Mulvey Amending your existing garden soil is always a great way to start the gardening season. Periodically, your soil needs support, especially year after year of planting in it. One great soil amender for garden is compost. Compost can be applied to many different types of soils. When compost is applied to soils Read more...

“Soil Apartments”: The 4 Key Components of Healthy Soil Structure

April 2, 2014


Some gardeners are lucky enough to have a nearly perfect soil, but for most of us that’s not the case. Imagine if you will, that the soil is series of “soil apartments” underneath our feet: it’s where the behind under-the-scenes action helps everything above the ground flourish! Understanding the components of healthy soil structure can Read more...

Container Gardening: Beyond Pots!

April 1, 2014

Pots… We all have them, and most of us do the same thing with them every year, fill them with some flowers. Well, there is a lot more you can do with your containers that could really benefit you and your family: turn your ordinary pot into a container garden! Yes, a container garden! I Read more...

Mulch Deliveries – They’re Easy!

March 27, 2014


By Shelley Mulvey Anyone who has ordered mulch will tell you that they love the convenience of the material being delivered to their door. Getting mulch delivered is easy: All you have to do is make a phone call. Here are a few common questions and answers to understand the process: What kind of mulch Read more...

Harvest Power Featured on NPR, Huffington Post, Green Energy Futures

March 24, 2014


It’s been a busy week for us since the kick-off of the Central Florida Energy Garden, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Our founder and Chairman of the Board, Paul Sellew, was featured recently in an NPR Morning Edition piece and radio broadcast discussing the benefits of anaerobic digestion and how Harvest Power helps reduce Read more...

5 Food Dating Facts To Help You Prevent Food Waste

March 21, 2014

5 Food Dating Facts That Could Help You Prevent Food Waste

Often consumers discard food unnecessarily because of food date confusion. You pour milk over your favorite cereal. As you put the milk container back into the refrigerator, you notice yesterday’s date stamped on the side. The milk and the cereal get disposed of, becoming part of the 40% of food wasted annually. The scenario could Read more...

How is Mulch Made?

March 18, 2014


By Shelley Mulvey Ever wonder how mulch is made? We’ll fill you in! Mulch is made from organic material such as logs and brush; these materials are then turned in to many different types of mulches that people use every year to reduce weeds, retain moisture, and make pathways or landscapes look beautiful. The process Read more...

Choosing a Mulch: Practical Beauty

March 14, 2014

mulch, compost, soil

By Shelley Mulvey Mulch is a gardener’s best friend: it reduces weeds, improves moisture retention, maintains soil temperatures and enhances the beauty of landscapes. Where to begin? When choosing a mulch there are a lot of options and things to consider. First you have to decide what mulch will suit your needs. Using quality mulch Read more...

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