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Organic or Chemical

Composting Piles, the lifeblood of the organic gardener. Nose plugs, shovels, rakes and boots sold separately.

This article is borrowed from Mark Taylor

The “Organic” verses “Chemical Fertilizer” thing really needs to be set straight in my opinion. In the minds of most Gardeners, there is “Organic Gardening” and “Chemical fertilization”. One sounds so nice and natural. The other, by just one word, sounds dangerous. Let’s first correct the improper use of language when describing the fertilization of crops. An “organic” garden is one that uses compost, manure, eggshells, fish emulsion and other things of this nature to fertilize the plants. To be specific, Organic is something that is, once was, or was derived from a living organism. Organism > organic, makes sense to me. The “Chemical fertilizer” thing. To start with, if it is not organic, it can only be one other thing….inorganic. Inorganic is best described as something that is derived from material such as rock, air, water or a gas. Continue reading Organic or Chemical

Spring is Here!

Roxy and I took time out from our busy day to get out and visit nature.
Roxy and I took time out from our busy day to get out and visit nature.

After our long winter, if you are like most of us, you are ready for spring.  The daffodils are blooming in places, tulips are starting to push through the earth.   Yes we are going from the grayscales of winter into the full technicolor of spring.

Also we have the full array of activities that await us, on those first nice days of spring.  Fishing, long walks in the woods taking in the fresh air, picking up and cleaning up the effects of winter, gardening and countless other activities that we have been putting off all winter to enjoy.  It’s time to get out and enjoy all the gifts that have been bestowed upon us.

As you start your spring projects look upon Fango’s as your local resource center.  We have over 17,000 items on hand, with nearly 70,000 items in our warehouse.  Both Lesley and myself have been here at Fango’s for 27 years. I know, I know, some of you are thinking, man how old are ya’ll.  Don’t think of us as old, consider us experienced and resourceful.

Enjoy the spring season, and we are here to help you with the products you need to have a successful spring.