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Prevent plant disease. Get SWEET results.

January 15th, 2018|

Why is it that consumers prefer to buy produce directly from the farmer?  While the craze to support local business has spread widely the past several years, consumers are also finding that same-day, fresh-picked produce often has a better taste than store-bought produce.  That is what Graber’s Greenhouse found when customers continued to return throughout [...]

Attract deer, keep them near and maximize antler growth

November 29th, 2017|

What is it going to take to get the most of the money you're putting into that food plot? Many huntsmen don’t know that when applying only N-P-K fertilizer, food plots may look green and have some growth, but that is all they offer. Just N-P-K alone does not assist the food plot in producing [...]

The HyR BRIX® Classroom

September 26th, 2017|

Many consumers don’t know that a plant cannot utilize the common N-P-K (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) analysis that most commercial fertilizers provide if these micro-nutrients are not present. Plants need the same nutrients we do, but they cannot get them if they’re not in the soil. The biggest differences between HyR BRIX® fertilizer and the [...]

5 Steps to Freezing Tomatoes for Canning

September 12th, 2017|

Our goal is to help you and your family grow healthy produce to help you live the healthy lifestyle you're after. Our fertilizer isn't the only way we can provide you help. From our canning tricks to unique gardening tips, our family is here to help you achieve your goals. Here are 5 easy steps [...]

How to Make Your Own Slow-drip Water Irrigation System

September 11th, 2017|

Here's another tip from the HyR BRIX® test garden! Our goal is to not only help feed your soil and plants with healthy fertilizer, but also provide you tips and tricks to make gardening fun and easy. Watch a milk-jug be transformed into a slow-drip water irrigation system anyone can make at home. We like how [...]

4 Natural Ways to Squash Your Squash Bug Problem

August 30th, 2017|

They're destructive and it can be devastating once they've found your squash crop, but have no fear- here are 4 ways to naturally get rid of squash bugs without spending money... or physically having to squish them (for our bug-loving and/or bug-phobic readers!) 1. Limit Ground Cover: The #1 tested and proven prevention of squash [...]

How to Safely Prevent Aphids in Your Garden

August 29th, 2017|

Aphids feed on plant juices, stems, buds, flowers, fruit, and they are most commonly found on the underside of plant leaves. They are tiny, pesky little buggers and they are usually invisible to the naked eye. Aphids come in various colors but whatever their shade, they multiply quickly so prevention is the best way to [...]

How to Prevent Blossom-End Rot

August 25th, 2017|

Many growers think that the ugly issue pictured right is a disease, when in fact it is a calcium- https://burke.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/07/blossom-end-rot-a-fixable-tomato-problem/ deficiency or blossom-end rot. Tomatoes need calcium and available water to prevent blossom-end rot. Unfortunately, many of those same growers will be tricked into thinking that a topical spray will prevent this issue, when [...]

Fertilizing Fruit & Berries in the Fall

August 24th, 2017|

Fall is upon us as summer is starting to slowly slip away. While we hope your garden was extremely productive this summer, fall preparation is extremely important to experience an even more successful spring in 2018. Fertilizing fruit and berry plants in late fall is especially necessary, to enhance spring budding. While HyR BRIX® Fruit & Berry Fertilizer can [...]