Garden & Greenhouse

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Preparing Semi-Hydroponics Media for Use

All LECA media share some common minerals and manufacturing processes that may lead to the presence of unknown soluble mineral salts within the ceramic body. …

Garden & Greenhouse Cover Story – Sunmaster Full Nova and Super HO

When gardening indoors, no piece of equipment is more important than the light source. The lighting system, or more specifically the bulb used in the lighting …

Growing and Using Echinacea Purpurea

Echinacea Facts As a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae), Echinacea, (Scientifically Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifoliia or Echinacea pallida) is …

Parameters for Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions

One very important aspect of hydroponic gardening is maintaining consistent parameters in the nutrient solution. After all, the nutrient solution is where the …

13 Great Plants for a Full Shade Location

Most plants need plenty of sunshine and water to grow. Some plants grow well in partial shade and even less plants will thrive in a full shade environment. If …

Aloeaceae is a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Plant Name: Aloe spp. Common Names: Medicine plants and Aloe Light Needs: High light with at least a half-day of full sun; it can adapt to lower light levels. …

PGPB – Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria

Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria, or PGPB, are a major factor in determining plant health, plant productivity and overall soil fertility. Definition of PGPB …

A Complete Guide to Selecting and Growing Sunflowers

The sunflower is one of the most widely recognized flowers of all time. This large flower blooms in a wide variety of yellows, pinks and even reds. With a …

Amending Soil and Mulching With Organic Matter

Amending soil and mulching are two different practices, but they relate to one another closely and an understanding of both is necessary for proper …

How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

After a long season of watering your plants, garden and yard, it is time to take apart  and winterize your irrigation system. Step 1: Supplies Adjustable …