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How to Avoid 8 Dangers with Oncidium Orchids

Oncidium orchids are some of the most diverse and oldest types of orchids in the world. They were once described as difficult and temperamental. Nowadays, they …

Pumpkin Power or Mutt Melons Rule

An organic farmer friend of mine, well known for his prowess in growing anything, coined the term “Mutt Melon” to describe his amazing assortment of fall …

Understanding Foundations for Greenhouses

 When setting up a greenhouse, one of the most important aspects of the construction process is the foundation. There are a few different types of foundations …

Choosing the Correct Garden Fence

When you are choosing garden fencing it is important to consider a simple question: Why do you feel you need it? Is the garden fencing for security, privacy of …

What is Wrong with Transplanting?

I hear a lot of indoor and container gardeners speaking about how transplanting is bad, and that you want to minimize it. They also complain that it damages …

Azadirachtin and Neem: What is the Difference?

The term “neem” is often used in reference to both azadirachtin and neem oil. However, this is not entirely the correct use of this term. Neem, which is …

Plant Propagation by Division

Division is a propagation technique used for landscape plants that do not have a single stem or crown. Many plants have just one stem emerging from the ground …

It Pays Not to Save Money on Hydroponic Nutrients

Growing hydroponically can become a pricey venture, so it’s smart to examine ways to reduce the total cost of a hydroponic growing operation. But be …

Comparing T5 and T8 Grow Lights for Indoor Gardening

While researching indoor fluorescent growing lights, you may have heard that T8 fluorescent lamps are more efficient than standard T12. You may have also heard …

15 Tips to Make Your Greenhouse More Efficient

If you own and operate a greenhouse, the purpose and intent of the structure should be to optimize the growth of your crops in the most efficient manner …