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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Come Join My New Gardening Group Called: Grow It Cook It Eat! - We Will Be Discussing Seed Starting Herbs and More!

Come Join My New Gardening Group Called: Grow It Cook It Eat! -
We Will Be Discussing Seed Starting Herbs and More!

You are all invited!
Grow It Cook It Eat It FB Group - Come Join!

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Here's to a great gardening 2017 season. We do a video series called Grow It Cook It Eat It.


As we build members this month, we will be focusing, come January, on seed starting you own vegetables. January will start with lighting, seed starting supplies and starting herbs. Why not join our FB group and learn!

We are launching a Gardening and Cooking FB Group focused on sharing home grown food with family and friends. Check out the pinned description for details and group theme.  We have a big season planned for GCE 2017. I'll start be giving away 25 packs of seeds (mixed lot)  on December 15th to a randomly drawn new GCE member.

Grow It Cook It Eat It FB Group - Come Join!






Below is the description of the Grow It Cook It Eat FB group.


Coley and I welcome you to Grow It, Cook It, Eat It.

We started the GCE video series out of our passion for gardening and cooking.  We have big plans for 2017. We invite you to join us and everyone here!

This group will teach you how to grow and cook garden vegetables so you can share them with family and friends. We believe sharing home grown and home cooked food is so important, yet too often overlooked in life!

No question is to big or small. People come here to share and learn. This group is all about the vegetables and the people that you share them with!

We aren't here just to teach. We want to see what you have grown & cooked, your garden tips & recipes and any idea that makes Grow It Cook It Eat It a better place for everyone.

So go grow, cook and eat something with your family and friends!

Enjoy,
Coley & Gary





Friday, November 11, 2016

Using 100% Cold Pressed Neem Oil for Chewing Insects: Don't Get Fooled by Hydrophobic Extracts

Using 100% Cold Pressed Neem Oil for Chewing Insects:
Don't Get Fooled by Hydrophobic Extracts

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I’ve been using organic 100% cold pressed Neem Oil with all its natural components for nearly 5 years in my garden to control chewing insects. If you are plagued by caterpillars/insects chewing your cabbage family, also known as the Brassicaceae family, plant leaves, you have an organic solution to stop them. That would include broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale and other leafy green plant not in the family.

A natural component in Neem Oil called Azadirachtin will impair the systems of chewing insects when ingested. They will die off in a few days. The bonus is that once it is sprayed and dried, it will not harm other insects that come in contact with it. It has to be ingested. This product has been used in India for centuries. I highly recommend you search Neem Oil and India as a phrase. Historically, the story goes like this, locusts came and devastated large parts of India. The trees left standing with little damage to their leaves were the Neem Trees. They were skipped for a very good reason.

The nut from the Neem Tree is pressed and produces 100% cold pressed Neem Oil with all its natural components. Why is this important? All Neem Oil is not the same. We are misled and I hope to educate you so you can by the product you want for your garden.

Any oil based spray will smother and kill soft bodied insects but (generally) not caterpillars or hard bodied insects… any oil. The oil of choice must be sprayed onto the soft bodied insects to kill them. Neem Oil as an oil has this property too. If you spray it on soft bodied insects it will smoother them. However, that process is not what kills the chewing insects. It is the component called Azadirachtin that only comes in Neem Oil that does the killing. That is why you want 100% cold pressed Neem Oil. Your salad oil in your pantry can be used as a smothering oil.

Many products show the words NEEM OIL in bold on their packaging. Notice 100% Cold Pressed is not on them. Nor is the word Azadiracthin. The words you will find in the ingredients is often Hydrophobic Extract of Neem Oil. That means the company removed the good stuff, Azadiractin, and gave you Neem Oil that is useless but for smothering soft bodied insects and as a fungicide (all oils have fungicide properties). It may also state it is an insecticide because smothering oils can be called that.

You DO NOT have the azadirachtin that sits on the leaves for 7-10 days and kills chewing insects if you purchase a Hydrophobic Extract. This video explains the difference between Hydrophobic Extract of Neem Oil and Cold Pressed Neem Oil.
If you want to buy this, I sell this on my blog. It is 100% cold pressed with Azadirachtin. It is a little bit more expensive through me as I can’t compete with scale. However, the money goes back into the garden and garden videos. You can find it elsewhere but… make sure other oils are not cut into it and make sure it is 100% Cold Pressed Neem Oil with Azadirachtin. The Azadirachtin is what you want to purchase.
Good Luck with Your Garden,
Gary (The Rusted Garden)

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Show What You Grow (E1): 5 Vegetable Gardening Tips, Contest Winners & Bloopers

Show What You Grow (E1): 
5 Vegetable Gardening Tips,  Contest Winners & Bloopers


Welcome to Show What You Grow - E1. This is an ongoing collaboration series I am doing with CaliKim. She has a wonderful garden YT channel she shoots on the west coast. This series will offer garden tips from the both of us, plus it will show off 3-5 contest winners from our Instagram Garden contests. You can win a place in our next video by doing a 1 minute Instagram garden tour showing off what you are growing  and offering up one garden tip. Contest details and links to the winner's social media are below. And we decided to put a few blooper in at the end. Have fun and send us a video!




TracEy Monster's YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TraceyMonster

Retro Flowers YT Channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/dezarae1984

House of Hurleys Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houseofhurleys/

To join our contest follow both Kim and I on Instagram
Gary at The Rusted Garden: https://www.instagram.com/therustedgarden/
Kim at CaliKim29: https://www.instagram.com/calikim29/

We will launch contest details from Instgram as we ready for episode of Show What You Grow.


Good Luck with Your Garden,
Gary (The Rusted Garden)

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