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The Lowdown on Natural, Organic, and Synthetic Garden Products

As gardeners, we all want lush and healthy gardens that bloom with life. But with so many gardening products available, it can be challenging to decide which ones are the best for our gardens. Should we go for natural, organic, or synthetic garden products? Let’s explore these options and learn more about each type of gardening product.

Natural Garden Products

Natural garden products are derived from nature and are minimally processed. They include items like bone meal, blood meal, and manure. These products are rich in nutrients, but they release these nutrients slowly. As a result, they’re less likely to burn your plants.

One of the most popular natural garden products is garlic, which is known to repel pests like mosquitoes, gnats, beetles, and moths. The Just Scentsational Garlic Scentry is a natural and safe way to keep pests away from your garden. It’s easy to use, and the garlic scent keeps pests away for up to 4 weeks.

Organic Garden Products

Organic garden products are made from natural materials and are processed without synthetic chemicals. They include products like compost, seaweed, and fish emulsion. Organic garden products are rich in nutrients and promote healthy soil, which is essential for healthy plants.

One popular organic garden product is the Just Scentsational Trident’s Pride Fish Fertilizer. Made from hydrolyzed fish, this fertilizer is rich in nitrogen and other essential nutrients that plants need to thrive. It’s easy to use and can be used on a variety of plants, including vegetables, flowers, and shrubs.

Synthetic Garden Products

Synthetic garden products are chemically engineered to provide plants with specific nutrients. They’re often less expensive than natural and organic garden products and are readily available. Synthetic fertilizers release nutrients quickly, but they can also burn plants if not used correctly.

One synthetic garden product that’s gaining popularity is the Just Scentsational Sunshine Harvest Fertilizer. This fertilizer is specially formulated to provide plants with the right balance of nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It’s easy to use and promotes healthy growth and blooming in all types of plants.


In summary, natural, organic, and synthetic garden products all have their pros and cons. Natural garden products are slow-release and safe for the environment, but they can be more expensive. Organic garden products are also slow-release and promote healthy soil, but they can be more challenging to find. Synthetic garden products are readily available and release nutrients quickly, but they can be harmful to the environment if not used correctly.

Regardless of which type of garden product you choose, it’s essential to follow the instructions carefully and use them in moderation. Using too much of any garden product can harm your plants and the environment. By using the right garden products, you can promote healthy growth and blooming in your garden while protecting the environment.

So, the next time you’re in the market for garden products, consider natural, organic, and synthetic options and choose the ones that suit your needs best. Happy gardening!

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Soil for a New Growing Season

As the winter months fade away and spring takes over, it’s time to start preparing your soil for a new growing season. The success of your garden or farm depends largely on the health of your soil, which means it’s essential to take the time to get it right before planting.

Here are five tips to help you prepare your soil for a new growing season:

1. Test Your Soil

Before planting, it’s essential to test your soil to determine its nutrient content and pH levels. You can buy a soil testing kit from a local garden center or send a sample to a soil testing lab. Knowing your soil’s nutrient content and pH levels can help you determine the right soil amendments to add.

2. Add Needed Soil Enhancers

Trident’s Pride liquid fish is a nutrient-rich soil amendment that can improve soil structure and fertility. You can purchase from an online reseller or directly from our website. Spray over your soil and work it in with a garden fork or tiller.

3. Use Organic Fertilizers

Organic fertilizers like bone meal, blood meal, and fish emulsion can provide your plants with the nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. These fertilizers are slow-release, which means they provide a steady source of nutrients over time. Follow the instructions on the label for application rates.

4. Mulch Your Soil

Mulching your soil can help retain moisture and prevent weeds from growing. Spread a layer of mulch over your soil, leaving a few inches of space around your plants. You can use organic materials like straw, leaves, or grass clippings as mulch.

5. Rotate Your Crops

Crop rotation is an essential part of soil preparation. Growing the same crop in the same spot year after year can deplete the soil of nutrients and increase the risk of pests and diseases. Instead, rotate your crops each year, planting different crops in different spots.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your soil is healthy and fertile, providing the perfect environment for your plants to grow and thrive. A little extra effort now can lead to a bountiful harvest later.

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Trident’s Pride: A Sustainable Liquid Fertilizer with Chitosan for Revolutionary Agriculture

Trident’s Pride is a revolutionary product in the world of agriculture. This liquid fertilizer contains chitosan, a natural biopolymer derived from the shells of crustaceans like shrimp, crab, and lobster. Chitosan is known for its many beneficial properties, making it a popular choice in agriculture as a natural biocontrol agent to protect plants from fungal diseases and as a growth enhancer to improve yield and plant health.

Trident’s Pride is an easy-to-use fertilizer that can be applied directly to the soil or as a foliar spray. It is designed to promote strong root development, increase nutrient uptake, and improve plant resistance to environmental stress. It is also biodegradable and environmentally friendly, making it a sustainable choice for growers who are concerned about their environmental impact.

One of the key benefits of Trident’s Pride is its ability to improve the quality and yield of crops. By providing the necessary nutrients and enhancing plant growth, Trident’s Pride can help farmers and gardeners achieve higher yields and healthier plants. This, in turn, can lead to greater profits for farmers and a more sustainable food supply for everyone.

Another advantage of Trident’s Pride is its ability to promote soil health. Chitosan has been shown to stimulate beneficial soil microbes, which can help to improve soil structure, nutrient availability, and overall soil health. This can lead to healthier plants and improved yields over time, making Trident’s Pride an excellent choice for sustainable farming practices.

Overall, Trident’s Pride with chitosan is a powerful tool for farmers and gardeners looking to improve the health and productivity of their crops. By providing essential nutrients, improving soil health, and enhancing plant growth, Trident’s Pride can help to improve yields and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. With its natural and sustainable composition, it is a smart and eco-friendly choice for anyone looking to promote healthy and sustainable agriculture.

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Ryan Cook Sets a New World Record!

Most varieties of Giant fruits and vegetables grown: world record in Jumping Branch, West Virginia

Bare Ground has been a sponsor of Ryan Cook throughout this whole growing season and he achieved some great results with our fish enhancers and fertilizers.

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Jumping Branch, West Virginia, United States–Ryan Cook, a local Giant Grower from Summers county, West Virginia, in only his second year, has grown 36 different giant fruits and vegetables in his garden, thus setting the world record for the Most varieties of giant fruits and vegetables grown in a single season, according to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY.

The record was verified/measured by the Mountain State Giant growers club and giant growers witnesses as well as things taken to GPC competition.

The list is long and has some very unusual fruits/vegetables in it. The list includes

  1. Pumpkin
  2. Field pumpkins
  3. Long gourd
  4. Butternut
  5. Heavy carrot
  6. Long carrot
  7. Beet
  8. Rutabaga
  9. Kohlrabi
  10. Cabbage
  11. Red cabbage
  12. Heavy chili
  13. Tomatoes
  14. Parsnip
  15. Marrow
  16. Sunflowers tall
  17. Corn tallest
  18. Eggplant
  19. Turnips
  20. Sunflower stalk
  21. Rhubarb leaf
  22. Sunflowers head
  23. Watermelon
  24. Green squash
  25. Cauliflower
  26. Cantaloupe
  27. Cushaw
  28. giant cucumber
  29. long cucumber
  30. long bean
  31. broad bean
  32. longest ear of corn
  33. longest banana squash
  34. long pepper
  35. most heads on a single sunflower
  36. giant Swiss chard leaf

While some of his giants grown didn’t get to their full potential he says just growing that many types of giants is a feat in and of itself!!

“The time,effort, planning, prepping and strategizing is only a small portion of it as you battle the weather which this year was horrible as we fought monsoon like rain, flooding, weeks with little to no sun, extreme heat then unseasonably cold days and nights and back to heat or rain.”

“There was no consistency to this year in our area not to mention fighting mice, chipmunks, moles, bugs of all sorts and the constant disease pressure because of the weather all a combination for crop failure yet still was able to pull out several state records despite all the odds stacked against me!! God has surely blessed our efforts!!”

“So while some didn’t get big enough to compete from having to fight to keep the plants alive all season we still done well and learned a lot in the process!!

“We are hoping to have everything picked by October 8th 2022 and patches tilled and cover crop sowed prepping for next season where we will attempt to add to the list of giants grown in a single year!!”

“I hold the most state records in West Virginia and I’m looking to extend that record some more this season and next year I hope to obtain several more!! The goal is to hold the most state records in the US at one time!!”

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Our Mission to Grow

Hi, I’m Ryan Cook!

I’ve started a veteran’s group called A Skill to Heal because I know that veterans need to have a mission every day with the help and support from friends and family to reach their ultimate goal of finding joy and peace while
facing a host of everyday challenges. As a veteran, I understand the things that can hinder us. Firstly, the cost of finding a hobby and the cost of a start-up when you do finally find a hobby. The second issue is the “gimmick” offers
from those people and businesses that try to target veterans as an easy mark. Well, rest assured this is NOT a gimmick. This is my way of giving back.

I’ve found that growing giant plants for food, fun, or competition creates an appealing brotherhood much like the military. Veterans are challenged by other veterans and other growers to be the best that they can be and
accomplish the end goal of growing great plants. One fantastic thing is that you can grow just about anywhere. You can grow indoors during the winter or in a greenhouse. You can grow in the summer in your backyard or on a
porch, patio, or balcony. Whatever your living situation, we can assure you that growing is possible. We have created a special You Tube channel called Heavenly Hills Homestead where you can learn all the growing techniques to
help you grow giant fruits and vegetables successfully just like I did! There can even be big rewards in it for the
successful grower.

So, please sign on and join our group, have fun, relax, learn and be totally amazed at the award winners you can grow when you put your all into it!

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Get Green Grass & Lively Mulch This Spring!

The Grass is greener - Bare Ground

It’s spring, and while baby daffodils are poking through the thawing ground, and leaves are beginning to bud, the grass and mulch are looking a little drab. This is the time of year where color starts to appear everywhere…what about our landscaping??? It’s so expensive to maintain fresh mulch…or is it?

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Garlic: The Natural Pest Repellent

Garlic is a welcome smell in many kitchens. A little olive oil, a little garlic…dinner is on its way!

But… Did you know that garlic is also a very powerful (and natural) insect and garden pest repellent?

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