Where to Buy Activated Charcoal for Gardening?

Where to Buy Activated Charcoal for Gardening?

Have you ever been driving around a neighborhood and saw a lawn that stuck out? I mean, it looked like the most luscious green grass the world has ever known? I know I used to drive around and I would occasionally wonder why one lawn looked so vibrant and full of color, and all the other lawns in the neighborhood looked completely dead, or something was off, like they’d have patches of grass missing or discoloration (I’d see a lot of brown grass mixed with all sorts of different colored green grass). I would think to myself, I wonder how they keep their lawn looking so amazing all the time?  It turns out that activated charcoal is the secret to their gardening success.

Where to Buy Activated Charcoal for Gardening?

Before my wife got me into gardening I had no idea how some people could keep their yard looking so pristine and immaculate looking. One day my wife told me to go out and buy her some activated charcoal. My first thought was, are we going to have a BBQ tonight, and if so, why does it need to be activated charcoal? So, of course I had to ask her what exactly activated charcoal is and why does she need it? After that she explained to me all the benefits of adding activated charcoal to the soil in our yard; raising the soil’s PH level, increasing the air circulation, and it also helps the soil retain both water and nutrients. Oh and I later found out it helps neutralizes pesticides that you need to remove from the soil as well (talk about an all-in-one fertilizer).  Here is how it actually works.

Looking Online for Activated Charcoal

When I left to the store I noticed that some of the prices were a little expensive, so I went on my phone and searched for best places to buy activated charcoal, and low and behold, some of the #1 recommended places to buy activated charcoal was at your local fish store, and I also saw some suggestions for buying on Amazon. Considering that I was already driving around, I decided I would go to our local fish store about 15 minutes away from me. I found exactly what I was looking for, 24 ounces of activated charcoal for a little over $8.00 after taxes. Later I found the same stuff on Amazon for closer to $6.00 but it wasn’t that big of a deal to me.

Using Activated Charcoal in the Garden

When I got home my wife and I started to unpack the activated charcoal and put the little pellets into our garden next to our yard. We started growing our own food (both fruits and vegetables) about a year ago, and my wife likes to grow her own flowers (don’t ask me what kind of flowers she grows because although she tells me all the time, I can never remember the names of them). Right now we have carrots, cucumbers, and potatoes growing in our vegetable garden, and we have tomatoes, cherries, and strawberries growing for our fruits. This last season was by far the best harvest that we’ve experienced! I credit that to my wife telling me to pick up the activated charcoal, even though I had no idea what it was at the time.

Getting a Better Yield in the Garden

After using the activated charcoal in our soil we’ve noticed riper, more colorful, juicier fruits and vegetables, and the taste is much better than anything you can buy at the grocery store. I can’t believe how much of a difference in taste there was! Now instead of going to the pet store to buy our activated charcoal, we consistently buy from Amazon and have the activated charcoal sent directly to our house, so we can save both time and money (every little penny adds up when you are constantly buying things for your garden).

Now that we’ve found a brand that we like, we get to reap the benefits of using activated charcoal in our garden. We have some of the best tasting fruits and veggies I’ve ever ate before, and my wife’s flowers look like something you’d see out of a story book. They smell better than before, look better than before, and I’m sure they must be as healthy as we are by now! I can’t say enough about how much activated charcoal has helped us in growing out our green thumbs, and I know it can help you too when it comes to your gardening skills. I hope you get a chance to try it out and see the difference for yourself. I know once you try it and find a good brand to buy, you’ll never want to use any other type of fertilizer out there. Here’s to happy gardening!

What Does the Bible Say About Gardening?

What Does the Bible Say About Gardening?

Gardening is the act of cultivating and planting crops for food, flowers for nature and beauty. Cultivation began initially in the book of Genesis where God created trees of fruits in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve ate the fruit of tree of knowledge which was forbidden tree. Thus we get to know that God gave us mandate of growing crops in order to fulfill our stomach needs and to preserve beauty in our environment.

What Does the Bible Say About Gardening?

There are a collection of bible verses discussed below giving us a deeper spiritual meaning on gardening.  Gardening can help you get closer to God as you cultivate the earth and reap the bounties.

Amos 9:14

In this verse, God said that he will bring Israel back from captivity of exile. The Israelis were to restore the damaged places and dwell there. They were mandated to plant gardens and eat the fruits. God requires us to work with our own hands by cultivating unused land, plant and harvest.

Deuteronomy 11:10

God told the children of Israel that the land in which he was about to give them was not like the land of Egypt. He was to give them a land in which they would plant their seed and irrigate with their foot like a vegetable garden. This means that God was so merciful to them.

Ecclesiastes 2:5

“I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruits in them,” this words were uttered by a certain old man who was a preacher.He looked back and saw the vanity of chasing after good things like work and wisdom. The man toiled to achieve all the wealth he had.The spiritual meaning of this verse is that striving to achieve success from your toil is vanity and like chasing after the wind.

Genesis 2:8

The bible verse said that the lord God planted the garden of Eden and he placed Adam on that garden.This means that God gave us authority to take care of the land given to us.

Isaiah 51:3

This was lords comfort to Zion. Isaiah prayed to god to have mercy on his righteous people. Isaiah said that God will make wilderness to look like Eden and deserts like the garden of the lord. The spiritual meaning of this verse is that for those who are suffering, God will turn their cry into joy and they shall receive happiness.

Isaiah 58:1

This was a prayer of Isaiah about true fasting and praying. The verse says that God himself will guide his righteous people and fulfill their desires under the sun. The righteous people will be like a watered garden and a spring water whose waters do not fail. The spirituality behind this verse is that God will make his people suffer no more.

Isaiah 61:11

This verse talks about great favor among his people. God says that as the earth makes crops to sprout out, and gardens to produce seeds, he will make his righteousness sprout upon all nations.

Isaiah 65:21

It was Isaiah prayers for Israelite after Gods judgement. God assured his people that they will build houses and stay in them and plant vineyard to eat.

Jeremiah 29:5

This was a verse in the Jeremiahs letter to the exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. He said that people in exile should build houses and live in them, plant gardens and eat their produce. This shows that God had good plans for the people sent to exile.

Jeremiah 21:28

This was Shemimahs false prophecy. God told Shemimah that his exile would be long. he told him to plant gardens and eat the produce.

Luke 13:19

This is the parable of the mustard seed. Jesus told his disciples that the kingdom of god is like a mustard seed. He compared it and said that it is like a grain of mustard seed which the farmer planted in his garden, grew and became a tree.

Numbers 24:6

This was Balaams oracle to the people of Israel. He said that “like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the lord has planed, like cedar trees beside the waters” The spiritual meaning is that god was ready to bless those who blessed Israel and bring a curse to those who cursed them.

Songs of songs 4:15

Solomon compared a beautiful woman to a garden with a fountain that flows in a stream of water. He tried to show that a garden is beautiful with all its plants as it is always watered.

The bible has a great deal to say about gardening and how important it is to both our physical and spiritual health.  Gardening is an excellent way to deepen your connection with the almighty.  When you are in your garden it is an excellent time to pray surrounded by all of God’s creations.