Organic Fertilizer recipes


Jerry Baker Garden soil conditioner & fertilizer.

For green peppers... 3 tbsp Epsom salts in 1 gallon of water.

For Tomato & all purpose plant food..

1tbsp sugar & Epsom salts 1 gallon water.

Bug & leaf mold....dish soap ( 2 squirt). mouth wash 2 caps full... &.... Juice from soaked chewing tobacco.

in a gallon water....




Well-known organic gardener Steve Soloman's recipe is:


Complete Organic Fertilizer (COF) Recipe

Mix uniformly, in parts by volume:

4 parts seed meal

1/4 part ordinary agricultural lime, best finely ground

1/4 part gypsum (or double the agricultural lime)

1/2 part dolomite lime

Plus, for best results:

1 part bone meal, rock phosphate or high-phosphate guano

1/2 to 1 part kelp meal (or 1 part basalt dust)



Or, just buy some ready made!


posted Apr 5, 2015, 9:29 AM by Growing Greens Milford   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 6:59 AM ]

2017 Spring Meeting at Milford Public Library, in Community Room

posted Mar 1, 2015, 1:56 PM by Growing Greens Milford   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 7:02 AM ]

Saturday April 8, 10a.m. to noon
Library address is, 330 Family Drive, Milford, Mi 48381

Milford Times Article

posted Apr 16, 2012, 12:38 PM by Piera Larabell

Check us out in the current issue of The Milford Times

Spinal Column Article

posted Mar 31, 2012, 6:46 PM by Piera Larabell   [ updated Mar 31, 2012, 6:46 PM ]

Read about us in the Spinal Column article from March 14, 2012.

Meeting Minutes

posted Mar 31, 2012, 5:53 PM by Piera Larabell   [ updated Mar 31, 2012, 5:53 PM ]

Minutes from March 26, 2012 meeting at Milford Public Library.

Upcoming Meeting (Open to the public)

posted Mar 28, 2012, 5:54 PM by Piera Larabell   [ updated Mar 28, 2012, 5:54 PM ]

Please join us at our next meeting to be held in the Community Room at the Milford Public Library on Tuesday, April 17, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 

The meeting is open to anyone and everyone. So come check us out!

Questions? Email us: info@growinggreensmilford.org

See you there!

May 23, 2011 Meeting Minutes

posted May 25, 2011, 5:39 AM by Piera Larabell   [ updated Jun 6, 2011, 6:51 PM ]

FUND RAISER slated for June 4th put on hold.  A new date of  June 2 has been set for selling flats of  perennials/veggies/hosta/iris at the Milford Farmers Market. Table set up is at 2:00

Anyone who would like to donate any plants for the sell may drop them off at Becca house the night/morning of. 


Steffanie working from 1:00 to as long as needed.  9 Each of Roma/Cherry/Ruger/Beefsteak Tomatoes. Few Red & Jalapeno Peppers.

Doug can’t work the fund raiser but is giving us 50 baby tomato’s to sell.

Brooke is going to help set up and stay for a little while. She is giving us some Hosta.

Lori can work from 6 to 10:00 and is giving us some Iris

Karen 15 flats of perennials not working.

Liz can’t work put is checking into some flats for us to sell.

Becca can work and is giving us some Hosta & Ivy.

If you are attending Wednesday’s meeting plz bring any extra pots/containers for us to use at the sell…

Volunteers to work the Fund Raiser and more plant donations to sell are welcome….


FENCING – to keep the garden uniform stakes are going to be provided and DuPont Wildlife Netting will enclose  the entire growing area instead of  trying to enclose each 15‘ by 15’ plot.  Lowes and Home Depot carries this product and the price point is around $15.00 A few of the growers have volunteered to purchase a roll for the Growing Green Garden. 

If ur interested in buying this product: DuPont 7’  X  100’ Wildlife Netting


PLOT ASSIGNMENTS – have started… Plot assignments were done by a name/drawing

Plot 1 Community Sharing

Plot 2 Steffanie

Plot 3 Doug

Plot 4 Allison

Plot 5 Brooke

Plot 6 Nevada

Plot 7 Becca

Plot 8 Lori

Plot 9 Marge

Plot 13 Don & Carol

Plot 14 Bridget

Plot 15 Liz


A Growing Green Contract and plot fee should be completed & paid before  a plot can be issued…


Work days have been planed…. Looks like we may have a small group out on Thursday the 26th and Saturday the 28th.  On Thursday we will have a Rototiller and a Tamper  available about 9:00 if anyone wants  to comeout… 



NEXT GROWING GREENS MEETING   Wednesday June 1 @ 7:00

Fundraiser Update/Change

posted May 25, 2011, 5:38 AM by Piera Larabell   [ updated May 25, 2011, 5:38 AM ]

We are confirmed to sell plants/flats at the Milford Farmer's Market on Thursday, June 2nd. 
Set-up can begin as early as 1 p.m., but must be completed by 3, which is the start of the market. 
We will have a 12 x 12 foot area and run til close at 8 p.m. 

Next Wednesday (June 1st) meeting will be planning for this, so please show up or chime in with what you have to sell, when you can work the market, etc., especially if you can't make the meeting next Wednesday.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

posted May 16, 2011, 5:52 PM by Piera Larabell   [ updated May 16, 2011, 5:56 PM ]

Please note the following for our upcoming meeting dates:

Monday, May 23 @ 7pm

Wednesday, June 1 @ 7pm (change of day due to the Memorial Day holiday)

Christ Lutheran Church, 620 General Motors Road, Milford
NOTE: Meetings are now held in the red brick building closer to CVS.

Volunteers needed!

posted May 10, 2011, 12:43 PM by Piera Larabell   [ updated May 10, 2011, 12:44 PM ]

Fundraiser: Our fundraiser is coming up on Saturday June 4 from 9-4 at the bike trail entrance close to the garden. We will be selling flats of annual and (possible) vegetables plants. We are looking for volunteers for help with set up, tear down and selling. Set up will begin at 8am and we plan to run until we run out of flats or 4pm, whichever is first!

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