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Why You Should Go Organic: Garden with Elzy!

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Organic gardening has many benefits; explore them below! Although Elzy isn't an exclusively organic supplier, we support those looking for organic fertilizers, solutions, and seeds when starting their garden! Although organic gardening is more time-consuming than traditional farming, you may find that the pros far outweigh the cons. Here's why so many are switching to organic materials: Natural Ingredients You may not be an expert, but you probably know that natural almost always means better. Whenever synthetic ingredients enter the mix, there's usually cause for concern. For example, synthetics found in fertilizer can cause water pollution and toxicity. Organic pesticides can reduce disease risk, and organic fertilizers hold nutrients better than traditional fertilizers. Environmentally-Friendly Organic solutions are environmentally-friendly because they promote plant growth directly from the soil. Better ingredients mean more nutrients, which also means th

3 Vegetables to Plant in Your Spring 2022 Garden

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Cucumbers make for an excellent addition to any spring garden. We can't express enough how excited we are for spring 2022! Gardening is a great activity we can't wait to get back to; It reduces stress, promotes Vitamin D intake, increases serotonin, and overall is a great hobby to share with friends and family. Gardening also influences what we eat, and if you've never cultivated your own garden, you might be wondering what kinds of veggies you can plant that will improve your diet. We're here to share our favorite ones:  Arugula and mixed lettuces Arugula, romaine, and other lettuce plants will provide the base foundation for all the salads you could put together with your other veggies! Since greens don't do so well in heat, they're much easier to plant in the spring in comparison to those hot summer months. In general, it's advised to harvest after at least 30 days.  Cucumbers Although cucumbers won't be the best option for early spring, they're s

Stock up for Spring with Elzy Milling & Trade LTD.

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  Elzy Milling & Trade is a locally-owned home & farm business in Bellville, Ohio.  It's February, and March is just around the corner. We can almost see the flowers blooming and hear the birds chirping. If you're as excited as we are, we have good news for you! We have all you need to get a jumpstart on your outdoor decor, gardening plans, pond maintenance, and more! We think these supplies might interest you while you prepare for Spring:  Bird Supply If you want to attract those springtime birdies to your yard, it comes down to the right feed. We carry only the "Grade A" quality of seeds and offer both proprietary mixes and individual seeds either by the pound or in bulk. We also carry birdhouses, habitats, suet cakes, and more for your hummingbirds, bluebirds, woodpeckers, and other bird species.  Gardening Equipment and Seed We're your one-stop-shop for all things garden! We have a variety of different fertilizers, chemicals, and seed mixes so you can

Products to Keep Your Livestock Healthy This Winter

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Elzy Milling & Trade LTD. in Bellville, Ohio It's January, and all of us at Elzy Milling & Trade are still adjusting after the last couple of holiday months filled with comatose turkey, relaxation, and family and friends. Even so, January can be a slow month for some, and it can be easy to forget about important responsibilities, like checking in on your livestock to make sure that they’re happy and healthy. As farming production slows down this winter, it’s a good time to stock up on equipment. Here are a few things you’ll want to remember:  Your animals will have a difficult time maintaining body temperature during the winter months, even with wooly coats and furry pelts. Keeping them full and fed helps reduce this issue. Cows, for example, will typically ingest more hay during the winter, so you’ll want to have plenty of protein at the ready! Check out our feed solutions at 25 E Ogle St. in downtown Bellville. If we don’t have what you need, we can create custom orders t

Garden Care for the Summer

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           We are in the throes of summer and our gardens are starting to show it, looking overgrown and faded. At Elzy Milling and Trade Ltd., we try to help our customers as much as possible no matter what the question or project is. Here are some tips we hope will help you keep your garden looking fresh and rejuvenated all summer long, while also protecting it from the heat and sun of the season.          One of the best things you can do for your garden in the middle of a sweltering summer is to keep your soil moist. This will help protects the roots of your plants from the heat and provide your plants with the moisture they need. Watering your garden in the morning before the sun has finished rising is the best time of day. Your plants will have the moisture they need throughout the day, and they won't get too hot.      The next thing you can do to protect your garden is to utilize mulch. This not only helps to protect the roots of your plants from the sun, but it will also he

The Importance of Pond Maintenance

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      Ponds are one of the most beautiful additions that you can add to the property around your home. There are many different types, but the most common among homeowners is the fishpond. These types of ponds, however, need a lot of maintenance as there are no plants to help filter out the water. Fish make the water dirty and this can cause issues with the ecosystem of your pond if left for too long. Below are some tips on how to keep your pond clean during the summer.      First you will want to make sure that you keep your pond topped off. Adding the necessary amount of water to your pond will keep the pump and skimmer that you use running properly and will help to keep your pond free of debris. The pump will, in turn, keep the water oxygenated enough for your fish.     You could also add some plants to your pond if you don't have any or add more if you do. Not only will this help boost the aesthetic of your pond but will also provide oxygen and a natural filtration to help with

Birds of a Feather

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As you may know, Elzy Milling & Trade offers a wide variety of wild bird seeds that can be bought in bulk or by the pound. Hummingbirds, bluebirds, and cardinals are just some of the winged friends you might attract with our seeds! How much do you know about the mythical and superstitious origins of wild birds? Here are some popular examples. Since the early days of mankind, birds were thought to be messengers of the gods--long before we ever used them to send messages between humans. And since they inhabit every continent, there is so much interesting lore about them that differs by country! In many cultures due to widespread Christianity, a white dove is a symbol of peace. In ancient Greece, though, cranes and eagles were thought to be sacred due to their religious connections. In yet another region of the world, the wild quetzal was a spiritual bird for many Mesoamericans, while among the Yoruba people of Africa, the parrot is sacred. Here are a few more avian tidbits: In the