Garden & Greenhouse

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Cyclamen persicum is a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Common Name: Florist’s Cyclamen Light Needs:  High, indirect light while in bloom and medium light afterwards. Best Temperatures: 60-70ºF during the …

Microbe Plant Interactions in Nature

Microbe plant interactions are an ongoing, ever changing encounter. This is a microscopic, symbiotic relationship unseen by the naked eye. Here’s a great …

Creating the Perfect Nutrient Solution for the Veg and Flower Stages

The performance of a nutrient solution is not guaranteed by simply using a quality brand.  Proper dosing procedures and ongoing maintenance are necessary to …

Pesticide Use Guidelines for Orchids

Despite all of our efforts to keep our collections clean, tidy and pest-free, there simply will come a time when we’re forced to pull out the “big guns” …

Seed Bombs Add Biodiversity

As a permaculture instructor and eco-restoration practitioner, one of the most entertaining things I participate in is making seed bombs or seed balls. After …

Using Light Deprivation to Increase Harvests

Greenhouse growers employ many different techniques and products to increase the production of their gardens. From fully automated feeding systems to high tech …

Easy Plant Tissue Culture Clones

Growers have discovered the secrets that the horticulture industry has known for decades, that plant tissue culture is the most efficient method of producing …

Growing Zucchini

Zucchini is one of the most prolific producers of the summer vegetable garden. Using heirloom seeds allows you to save the seed for a sustainable harvest year …

Preventing Pest Infestations in a Greenhouse

The spring season brings new beginnings for plant growth. The landscape becomes green again and multitudes of colors and fragrances fill the air as flowers …

2 Homemade Organic Insecticides

How do you prevent your garden from being a 24-hour diner for every insect that passes through the neighborhood? There are several chemical products on the …