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Soil pH Testing

In this article we’ll show you how to take pH measurements in your soil. I can hear you think, why would you need to measure the pH in your soil when you already measure it in the water you give your plants? Well, your soil is alive, and…

Transplanting Dip Tip

Transplanting is one of the most stressful moments for your plant. When it's not done right your plant will need some time to recover before growing any further. Most of us already know not to disturb our plants' roots when transplanting, so…

Square foot gardening

Winter is the season of hot cocoa by the fireplace and preparing for the new growing season. While it's still early for gardening in open soil, it’s the perfect time to start building a square-foot-garden. The idea was conceived by Mel…

Beneficial Micro-life

A battle for your garden, invisible to the naked eye, is raging in your root zone. Trillions of microscopic critters are viciously competing for dominance. What are they? What do they do? And why does it matter? You may have heard that a…
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Grow Your Own: Sprouts

Summer is over, and most of us have harvested all there was to harvest from our gardens. Of course we still need a steady supply of vitamins and minerals in our diet. Well, we have just the thing for you, because in this post we’re showing…

L-Amino Acids

We’ve all heard about amino acids, but what are they really? Without them life on earth would cease to exist. They play an essential role in various critical functions of plants, animals and all other organisms. We’ll take a look at the…

To Mulch, or not to Mulch?

In this post we’re giving you an introduction in the world of mulching. Mulch is basically any material that’s used as a soil covering. There’s a whole lot of organic and inorganic mulch materials available. Think of things like straw,…

Common beginner mistakes

Making mistakes is a great tool for learning and everyone makes mistakes when they first start their own veggie patch. We wouldn’t want you to lose hope after an unsuccessful first season of growing, so we’ll tackle some of the most common…

Growing greens at school

With the summer holidays almost over, students and teachers of agricultural school CitaVerde in Heerlen (NL) are getting ready for a new schoolyear. Last year Aptus first collaborated with CitaVerde in the project Green Production. Two classrooms…

A New Greenhouse

Some two months ago we started working together in the brand new greenhouse of Karel and Carla Crombach. Here you can see some beautiful results of a few weeks of love and attention, with a little help from Aptus All-in-One pellet, Regulator…