Garden & Greenhouse

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The Importance of Silicon in Plant Nutrition

We all know that there are 6 macro plant nutrients (nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and sulfur (S)) and 10 micro …

Light Reflections & Reflectors for Orchids

Folks who use artificial lighting will sometimes spend a lot of time debating the shape, material and color of surfaces intended to distribute light …

How to Renew Old Soil

Natural Bacteria Rebalances Damaged Soil There are two key components to fixing soils. These are organic matter and beneficial microbes, or probiotics for …

Organic Garden Seed Saving

Organic farmers and gardeners know how important it is to keep seeds as healthy as possible. The growth of a plant is determined by the seeds and the care you …

Up the Fence with Cucumbers

I met a young boy a few years ago who didn’t know that cucumbers and pickles were the same plant. That was an education for me because I didn’t …

3 Tips for Eco-Friendly Gardening

I’d like to discuss three eco-friendly ways to improve your home garden. Most of us want to improve our environment and that old saying, “Think globally …

Building an Organic Soil from Scratch

There are now many prepackaged potting soils available to horticulturists. More specifically, the number of organic prepackaged soils is rising as more …

Greenhouse Hydroponics: How to Build Your Own Inexpensive System

Hydroponics is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the growing of plants in nutrient solutions with or without an inert medium to provide …

CO2 – The Missing Ingredient

There are questions about the effectiveness of Carbon Dioxide on improving plant health and increasing yields. Let’s take a look at some of those …

7 Necessary Greenhouse Accessories & Supplies

A lot of people think that once they purchase a greenhouse they are done. They mistakenly think it will function completely on its own, but this could not be …