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Increasing Microbial Population in a Soil or Medium

Within every soil or growing medium there is a world of living, microscopic organisms. It is these organisms who are responsible for the breaking down of …

G&G Cover Story – Home Grown Food by Milo Shammas

Hippocrates is considered an outstanding figure in the history of medicine. Along with the Hippocratic oath, which is still in use today, much of his wisdom, …

The Benefits of Organic Fertilizer

With so many fertilizers on the market today, finding the best one can be difficult. The preference between organic and synthetic fertilizer changes depending …

Gardenias are a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Common Names: Gardenia, Cape jasmine Light Needs:  High light, even in winter with at least 4 hours of full sun a day. Best Temperatures: Between 65-80ºF …

Dianthus Wakes Up Any Landscape

Dianthus, also known as Carnation or Sweet William and sometimes known as Pink, blooms heavily in the spring, on into the summer and if you deadhead them …

Understanding the Differences in Greenhouse Foundations, Bases and Floors

It seems that there has always been a lot of confusion about what goes at the “bottom” of your greenhouse. A lot of people use these three terms …

Outdoor Orchid Growing

Properly selected and cared for, orchids can be among the showiest and most exotic of all garden or patio plants. There are many areas throughout the southern …

Why Soil Needs Microbial Biomass

Lawns are happy when microbial biomass is around 400ugC/gm soil while gardens do best at about 600ugC/gm. Plants make their own food, but the minerals a plant …

Starting a Simple Organic Garden

Growing an organic garden has multiple benefits. According to Good Housekeeping, it helps the environment, and reduces pesticides. Gardening organically means …

Saving Money with a Hydroponic Garden

Many hobbies are nothing short of money pits. You spend a lot of time and investment without the prospect of monetary benefits. But hydroponics can help you …