Garden & Greenhouse

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Consider a Portable Generator for a Small Greenhouse

As write this article, I am watching a squirrel lying on the top of my greenhouse sunning itself; which is made possible because I use shade cloth during the …

Propagating Super Succulents

For years I was a snob towards succulents. I thought they were beneath me as a gardener; after all, anyone can grow a succulent. In my mind I thought there was …

S is For Sumac

It has been an exciting year with the reissuing of Pat Armstrong’s Wild Plants Family Cookbook. Working with Pat and adapting her recipes from plants found …

Orchid Pots, Potting Mixes and Fertilizer Broken Down

When you are looking to pot orchids a few factors when taken into consideration go a long way to define healthy growth of your orchids. Therefore you must: …

Starting From Seed

Enjoying the fruits of your labor is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a greenhouse hobbyist. Being surrounded by fragrant flowers or harvesting fresh …

Care Free Indoor Plants

I usually write about efficiency from the perspective of actions we can take or new products we can buy to increase efficiency. This month, I’m taking …

Vermicompost Affects on Plants

Vermicompost, also known as worm castings or vermicast, is being produced and marketed as an organic source for essential plant nutrient elements as well as a …

The Magic of Yucca

Yucca extract is a natural surfactant or wetting agent. Yucca schidigera contains saponins, a soapy, steroidal-like substance that acts as a natural …

Vertical Gardening for Beginners

Don’t let the idea of vertical gardening intimidate you. Vertical gardening can be as simple as including hanging planters on your porch to more complex …

Growing and Propagating Shamrocks

There have been times in my life when I have known that what I am doing is truly the right thing. Times when my actions needed no affirmation from others for …