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Are CFL Grow Lights Effective?

Can you grow with CFL Grow Lights? The simple answer is yes. The complicated answer is it depends on what you’re growing and what you are trying to …

Chilling Phalaenopsis Orchids to Induce Blooming

The subject of chilling phalaenopsis to induce blooming comes up so often, I’d like to address it with this piece. First, we need to understand that not …

A Do-It-Yourself Greenhouse Built From Local Materials

A homemade greenhouse can be constructed of cheap, local materials that you might not initially consider using, but with a little ingenuity, you can probably …

Tips for Creating a Japanese Garden

If you’re looking for a place to unwind you might want to consider creating a Japanese garden. Here are few tips to get you started. Make Use of Rocks …

Mosquitoes: How To Avoid Getting “Bitten”

The current issue associated with the Zika virus havs people “on edge” regarding mosquitoes. However, the common practices that must be implemented to …

Explaining Natural Pesticides

Let’s face it, if you are growing anything, indoors or out, you will eventually have to deal with pests. There are many organic growers with whom I work that …

Make Your Own Homemade Hydroponic Nutrients

A hydroponic nutrient solution is comprised of water and essential elements and minerals. Most of these elements can be obtained from fertilizer salts. You can …

Identifying and Eliminating Common Houseplant Pests

Aphids Identification Aphids are tiny soft-bodied pear shaped insects that can be black, yellow, green, or brown. They are often difficult to see until large …

The 4 Basic Orchid Types

The Orchid is a perennial plant. They usually have three petals with the third petal forming a large lip, differing from the other two in color and sometimes …

Tips and Timing for Cutting Back Ornamental Grass

Ornamental grass is a great addition to just about any landscape. Graceful ornamental grass clumps add delightful texture and interest to the garden in all …