Garden & Greenhouse

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Garden & Greenhouse Cover Story – 100 Organic Plants You Can Grow and Eat

An increasing number of people are taking to heart the old saying “you are what you eat”.  More and more consumers are paying close attention to the …

Asparagus Fern is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Scientific Name: Asparagus densiflorus Other Names: Emerald feather Light Needs: High, indirect light. Best Temperature: Does best in average to cool …

Understanding Biochar

Biochar is simply the carbonization of biomass, essentially charcoal.  Heating biomass from vegetable and animal waste with little or no oxygen at a suitable …

Solutions to Semi-Hydroponics Problems with Orchid Culture

I’ve never stated that semi-hydroponics is the “be all, end all” of orchid culture, or even “the best” way to grow them, but I am thoroughly …

Soil Basics 101: From pH to Microbes

Understanding the Lifeblood for Your Plants All of us who deal with plants – big or small, annual or perennial, flowers or foliage – have one thing in …

Greenhouse Maintenance Tips

In order for a greenhouse hobbyist to get the most bang for his or her buck, they must implement some regular greenhouse maintenance. In many cases, the …

The Frightening but Helpful Potato Bug

Let’s be honest, potato bugs are not cute. In fact, they have a variety of names that reflect just how horrible and disgusting Jerusalem crickets or potato …

Eliminating 4 Common Garden Pests

When it comes to harvesting the vegetables from your garden, you don’t want to find out they’ve been destroyed by insects or pests. Luckily, it’s quite …

Understanding Recirculating and Run-to-Waste Hydroponic Systems

Good system design is vital for producing consistent and reliable growth. What works best for individual growers will depend on factors such as climate, plant …