Garden & Greenhouse

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Understanding Transpirational Pull When Watering Orchids

Water travels from the potting medium into the plant and makes the journey upward into the leaves, overcoming the forces of gravity, and your cultural …

Kalanchoe is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Names: Mother of thousands, Flaming Katy, piggy-back plant and life plant. Light: Consistently high light. Best Temperature:¬†Allow cool temperatures of …

The Future of Lighting for Greenhouses and Indoor Gardens

The sun is the ultimate radiant energy source and replicating it with an artificial lighting system is not an easy task. In the horticultural lighting sector, …

Natural and Organic Pest Control

Poison-Free Pest Control for Organic Gardening Aphids, scale insects and other pests are a threat to any farm or garden and pose an even greater problem for …

Garden & Greenhouse Cover Story – The ARC Commercial CMH 315W

When operating multiple lighting systems, an indoor horticulturist must have a lighting system that provides consistent light levels in an efficient manner. …

Prepare the Greenhouse for Winter

It may be a little late for some of the country, but most of us still have nice enough days to prepare our greenhouse for winter. This is a crucial step to …

What Living Soil Means

Living soils are simply the portion of the soil that is composed of living microorganisms. To be truly healthy soil must contain a variety of microorganisms. …

The Downside to Dimming and Overdriving HID Lamps

HID systems for plant growth are dimmed for a variety of reasons. Whether to simulate sun-up / sun-down or to reduce light levels while saving energy, some …

Understanding the Importance of Beneficial Biology in Soil

Healthy soil contains thousands of organisms, both beneficial and detrimental. The trick is to find the balance between the two so the biology in the soil zone …