Surprise Your Valentine with a Gift from Biris (UB Advertising)

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SURPRISE YOUR VALENTINE WITH A GIFT FROM BIRIS
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This Valentine’s Day, express your love by surprising your special someone with something sparkly. Biris Jewelers has been Canton’s premier jewelry store since 1964 and whether you’re looking for a diamond engagement ring so you can pop the question, or you’re simply looking for a unique piece of jewelry to gift, Biris’ knowledgable staff can help you choose the perfect piece that will show your valentine you care.

As you shop for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, the staff at Biris has some tips for you to make sure you wow your special someone.

When shopping for diamonds, remember the 4 C’s

When you’re shopping for a diamond engagement ring or other diamond jewelry, it’s essential to consider the following factors: cut, color, clarity, and carat. A diamond is an investment, and the 4 C’s will help you select the right piece for your style and budget. Read more about the 4 C’s on our blog post here.

Gift a piece of jewelry that’s as unique as your love.

Biris Jewelers has a lovely selection of vintage jewelry. These antique jewelry pieces are often rare and hard to find. We invite you to come and explore the Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau jewelry designs that we have for sale. Additionally, Biris Jewelers is experienced in creating custom jewelry designs. If you have an idea for a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry for your one-of-a-kind valentine, ask our friendly staff, and we will help to make your dream a reality.

Visit us in our Canton, Ohio store

Our staff is dedicated to making sure you find the perfect gift for the person you love. Drop in the store Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm or on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. You can also give us a call ahead of time and make an appointment to talk through all the details of your ideal Valentine’s gift. We are located at 806 South Main Street, North Canton, Ohio, and can be reached at (330) 494-8182. 

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Biris Jewelers Team! We hope to see you soon.

Making the Most of Your Harvest (UB Advertising)

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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR HARVEST
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The autumn season is upon us, which means that you’re likely enjoying your harvest. If you’ve been using Rooster’s Organic Compost, you might be experiencing a very successful harvest and wondering how you’re going to eat all of your hard-earned, home-grown fruits and vegetables before they go bad. Here are a few tips on how you can make the most of your harvest:

  1. Celebrate with Friends and Family 

There’s nothing better than sharing your hard-earned harvest with loved ones around the dinner table. Take some time to prepare a few dishes with your homegrown fruits and vegetables, invite your friends and family over and pass the plate.

  1. Save Your Seeds

If your harvest was successful, be sure to save some seeds to use for next year. It’s especially easy to save seeds for your self-pollinating plants like tomatoes, peppers, beans and peas. Do some research to find out the best ways to preserve seeds for your specific crops.

  1. Canning and Pickling

With a little online searching, you can find all kinds of instructions on how to pickle or can your harvest. This process helps preserve your harvest so you can keep enjoying it through the winter months.

  1. When in Doubt, Freeze!

Freezing is the perfect low-maintenance and low-effort method of preserving your harvest. For some fruits and vegetables, the process is as simple as cutting them up, storing them in an airtight freezer bag and placing them in the freezer. Depending on the crop in question, you might need to add the extra step of blanching it before freezing. For all of your frozen fruits and veggies, be sure to list the date frozen on the outside of the bag so you can gauge how long they are good. When ready to enjoy, simply defrost and prepare as usual.

Why Use Organic Chicken Compost? (UB Advertising)

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WHY USE ORGANIC CHICKEN COMPOST?
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At Rooster’s, we don’t use just any material to create our compost; we use manure from our very own, family-owned poultry farm in the heart of Amish Country in Dundee, Ohio. We raise 250,000 chickens every ten weeks, then recycle the manure on our farm into compost by turning, curing, screening, and bagging, finally preparing it to ship to your home. We are dedicated to providing you with compost that will enrich your soil and make your home-grown fruits and veggies strong. Here are three reasons that chicken manure compost gets the job done:

  1. Chicken manure is Rich in Key Nutrients

Chicken manure is naturally full of nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. When Rooster’s Organic chicken manure compost is applied to your soil, these nutrients work their way into the soil, strengthening it along the way. The healthier the soil is, the better your fruits and vegetables will be. 

  1. Chicken Manure on its Own Has Too Much Nitrogen

While chicken manure compost enriches the soil, chicken manure on its own has too much nitrogen which prevents your plants from growing healthy. When chicken manure is composted, the nitrogen levels balance out. 

  1. Rooster’s Manure Also Includes Micronutrients 

While macro-nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are all very important to soil health, Rooster’s compost also includes important micro-nutrients. You can find micro-nutrients such as magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc in our compost. Micro-nutrients are only needed in small doses, like vitamins in our diet, but they play an important role in the plant’s ability to extract nutrients from other foods. In a commercial fertilizer, such as 10-10-10 micro-nutrients are often missing. Our compost is basically a free nutrient boost for your plants.

In conclusion, choose Rooster’s farm-made organic chicken compost for your soil-strengthening needs.

What is Compost? (UB Advertising)

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WHAT IS COMPOST?
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Composting is a practice that is both eco-friendly and extremely beneficial for your garden. You know that Rooster’s Organic Compost works wonders for your crops, but you might be wondering what compost is and why it makes your home-grown fruits and vegetables taste so good. There are many different types of compost and composting techniques, but we would like to give you a glimpse into the process.

It Starts With Organic Material

At its most basic, compost can simply be described as organic material that has decayed. As organic material decays, it retains vital nutrients that are vital in strengthening soil. This process happens naturally, but when cultivated intentionally, compost can provide even more nutrients to the soil.

There Are Different Ways to Create Compost 

Any organic material can be composted: fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, manure, etc.). In order to turn these materials into usable, nutrient-rich compost, you can choose the method that works best for you: aerobic, anaerobic, or vermicompost. 

Aerobic Compost

Aerobic composting involves keeping the organic material aerated using a tumble composter to mix up the material. Because the material stays exposed to the air, it breaks down quickly. When using this method, it is important to keep the compost mixture moist. Here at Rooster’s, we use the aerobic method to create high-quality chicken manure compost. 

Anaerobic Compost

Using the anaerobic method of composting is low-maintenance, but very slow. Since air is not introduced into the compost mixture, it takes longer for materials to break down. In this method, organic material is put into a sealed container and left alone for a long period of time. Anaerobic composting is likely to create an unpleasant odor.

Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting employs the use of worms to help break down organic material. Once set up, this method of composting requires little work as the worms are the ones getting the job done. 

Preparing the Compost

Once the compost mixture has decayed, we at Rooster’s work to cure the mixture, screen it, and package it for your use. We put the finishing touches on our compost to make sure that you are receiving high-quality, nutrient-rich compost that will improve your harvest.

3 Tips for Keeping Your Late-Fall Plants Healthy with Rooster’s Organic Compost Tea (UB Advertising)

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3 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR LATE-FALL PLANTS HEALTHY
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Fall has finally arrived and, with the change of season, so have, cooler temperatures. October is when pumpkins, hardy autumn squashes, apples and many other plants ripen — you are likely enjoying the rewards of your harvest right now. However, depending on your local weather conditions and other environmental factors, you might find that some of your plants are not yielding as well as you thought they might. 

Rooster’s Organic has a solution for keeping your late-fall plants healthy; our organic Nitro-Boost Chicken Compost Tea provides the nutrients your plants need to grow. Compost Tea helps keep healthy plants healthy and gives an extra boost to plants that might be struggling. 

Here are three tips on how to use our Organic Nitro-Boost Chicken Compost Tea to give your plants an extra boost before the final fall harvest:

  1. Take note of the Outdoor Temperature and Time of Day

For foliar application, it’s important to apply our Nitro-Boost Compost Tea to your plant’s leaves in the morning while their stomata are open. (Stomata are tiny openings in the leaves that helps the plant to absorb nutrients.) For best results, apply Rooster’s Organic Compost Tea when the temperature is below 80 degrees. If you are applying the Compost Tea to the root zone instead of to the leaves, you may do this in either the morning or the evening.

  1. Avoid Contributing to Fungal Growth

If you apply Compost Tea to your plant’s leaves in the evening, the stomata will not be open, meaning your plant won’t be able to soak up the nutrients. This results in your leaves being wet for too long which increases the likelihood of your plant developing a fungus.

  1. Apply Rooster’s Organic Compost Tea Consistently

If you’re hoping to maintain plants that are healthy, we recommend applying Compost Tea once every week or two depending on which kind of plant you’re working with. If you’re hoping to give a boost to a plant that’s not doing so well, apply even more frequently. 

With Rooster’s Organic, your late-fall plants will be strong and ready to harvest!