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How Pesticides Affect Soil Microbes

There is a symbiotic relationship between microbes and plant life in a natural soil environment. Plants like grass, trees and food crops depend on …

Choosing Between Passive or Active Greenhouse Ventilation

Maintaining stable greenhouse temperatures during seasonal changes keeps growers on their toes year-round. When correctly designed and installed, passive …

Passifloraceae are a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Name: Passion Flowers Light:  High light with at least 4 hours of sun each day. Best Temperature: 60ºF (16ºC) or warmer. Water and Humidity: Keep …

Stretch Your Orchid Growing Conditions

I am a big proponent of analyzing your growing conditions and acquiring plants that are well-suited to the environment you can easily and routinely provide. …

Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling

Nutrient recycling in soil is generally performed by microorganisms. Both beneficial soil fungi and beneficial soil bacteria are the main players. Soil …

Healthy Landscaping with Organic Fertilizer

Organic lawn care means different things to different people. Some people see organic lawn care as simply using natural and organic materials while completely …

G&G Cover Story – Greenhouse Misting Kits from Greenhouse Megastore

Many hobby greenhouse growers have installed misting systems to maintain better control over the environmental conditions in their greenhouse. Misting systems …

The Importance of Soil Organic Matter

Two hundred years ago the soil contained 3000 gigatons of carbon, now half the carbon in the soil has been released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Why …

Evaporative and Passive Cooling in a Greenhouse

Keeping a greenhouse cool throughout the summer heat can be a difficult task. To keep the plants within a greenhouse happy and healthy, a horticulturist must …

Flushing Hydroponic Systems to Remove Harmful Salts

Flushing hydroponic systems is done to remove deposits of general dirt, salt precipitates and algae from the root zone, medium and other system parts. Pay …