Gardening Tips

Life at Gold Light Ranch (GLR) is a true gift. We take every opportunity to share what we’ve been learning while living here. Things like more sustainable choices and living an “off grid” lifestyle. Here are some tips and suggestions to help your garden (including soil-less gardens) grow  … like magic! Composting is one of the most important parts of sustainability! Also, we include a “Did you know?” page for interesting facts about the things we find useful and are shared by others that we pass along. Please email us your suggestions or ideas and we will include them in our feed. (contact)


“We need to be in the dirt together. We need to look to mother earth as our template.” ZACH BUSH MD

(click here) An award-winning documentary revealing the health impact due to chemical farming and the solution of regenerative agriculture featuring Zach Bush MD & the Breitkreutz family.



The Institute for Responsible Technology  Published on May 10, 2013

It was “supposed” to be harmless to humans and animals—the perfect weed killer. Now a groundbreaking article just published in the journal Entropy points to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and more specifically its active ingredient glyphosate, as devastating—possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.” That’s right. The herbicide sprayed on most of the world’s genetically engineered crops—and which gets soaked into the food portion—is now linked to “autism … gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, cachexia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, among others.

BTW: This is the reason it is so important to grow/buy ORGANIC products! Tainio has these wonderful products to enhance and assist the BEST possible outcome for your gardens.

Checkout this group called “Compostingpedallers” out of Austin, Tx.



Austin’s very own 100% bike powered compost recycling program diverts over 25,000 pounds of organics away from the landfill and into local gardens per year burning exactly ZERO fossil fuels in the process. Get in the loop!

They are showing us that we can take our “waste” and USE it for healthier soil to grow healthy food!! Imagine if this could be implemented in all the major cites and towns in the world … IMAGINE!



Who KNEW there were SO many different types of apples?  Remember to buy and support local and ORGANIC when possible, better to avoid chemicals when/where you can, right?


banannas and butterflies


Did you know

that you can recycle overripe bananas by hanging them up in the garden?

Butterflies love them and it’s so good for the soil! You might also attract other “critters” but so what?? Rodents

Thank you for sharing.

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