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Garden & Greenhouse Cover Story – Bell Lighting Systems from West Coast Growers

Choosing the right reflector for a horticultural lighting system is a very important decision an indoor gardener must make. Many growers do not realize how …

Artificial Lighting for Orchids

For those not lucky enough to have a greenhouse, or who have run out of space on window sills, the use of artificial light is a major “plus” to growing. …

Maintaining a Balanced pH in a Nutrient Solution

One important, but unseen, aspect greatly affecting the performance of a garden is the potential hydrogen, or pH, of the nutrient solution. A basic …

Understanding Polycarbonate Greenhouses

I must confess, polycarbonate greenhouses are my choice every time over a glass greenhouse. I love the looks of a glass greenhouse, and I understand that they …

Organic Vegetable Gardener’s 10 Commandments for Sustainability

Developing a sustainable food supply is the goal of many people, and you don’t have to look any farther than your own backyard to find a place to get …

How to Grow Your Own Hydroponic Hops

If you are thinking about brewing your own beer, it is easier than you think to grow fantastic, flavorful hops in your own home. With a hydroponic system and …

Pápaloquelite an Unusual Herb

Porophyllum ruderale is an herb that grows from the Southwestern United States, through Mexico and as far South as Bolivia. It has a flavor “somewhere …

Natural Pest Control for the Garden

You may think that organic pesticides are safe to apply on plants just because of the word “organic.” Growing the plants listed below will help attract …

Identifying and Preventing Late Blight

Vegetable gardeners need to be on the lookout for a highly infectious plant disease known as late blight. Late blight is a very serious fungal disease that …

Growing Hydroponic Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most popular crops grown by home hobbyists. Anyone who has ever tasted a fresh, homegrown tomato will agree with John Denver’s claim, …