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Greenhouse Gardening: New Reasons for an Old Tradition

There is a lot of renewed interest in acquiring gardening skills by a whole new generation of people that want more for themselves and their families. Some of the reasons for learning gardening are part of the same thought processes that motivated their parents, grandparents and earlier family generations.

Aquaponic System

I first became interested in aquaponics gardening while teaching elementary science to fifth graders. One of the units was teaching ecosystems and how living and nonliving things depended upon each other for survival and existence. I began the unit by taking the students on…

5000K CFL – Full Spectrum Light in a Compact Fixture

Full spectrum has two distinct meanings when it comes to light. The first is how it works in nature. The second is how it works in electric light bulbs. In nature, the sun is the main source of light. The term covers all forms of light across the electromagnetic spectrum.

A Brown Thumb Gardener’s Guide to Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting seeds inside is easy and helps one stay on their gardening budget. There are only a few supplies required and most of these can be found around the home or at your local home improvement or nursery center.

What Is an Outdoor Bonsai?

Bonsai trees are generally trees which are pruned and trimmed to keep their size minimal. The trees relish the practice because they get lots of care and attention and still have a lifespan similar, even higher in some cases, than their wild counterparts. The indoor selection can be bought from practically anywhere in the world and the increase in popularity has seen a huge increase in the number of expert shops focused on the growing and caring of this kind of tree.

Ah, Arugula!

Arugula (Eruca sativa) is an edible annual green, sometimes called rocket or roquette. It’s been used since Roman times, but only cultivated on a large scale in the last 20 years where it has become somewhat of a symbol of the “foodie” movement. Arugula is an excellent source of dietary nutrients and is easy to grow and harvest.

Beginners Guide to Charcoal Barbecuing

Charcoal barbecuing is more popular than ever with those who want to grill in the wild, at the shore, or wherever the party is happening. World-renowned BBQ manufacturers such as Broil King and Weber have captured the true essence of what charcoal barbecuing is all about.

Which Is The Best Way And The Best Time To Cut My Hedge?

A hedge needs to be a physical as well as a visual barrier. To make sure it functions as both, and doesn’t just turn into a leggy mix of trees and shrubs, it needs the correct regime of cutting. This article advises on some of the basics.

Gardening in the Tropics

Gardening is not only beneficial to people who live in the rural areas but also those who live in the city. Furthermore, planting high value crops is a great way to save money and ensure that you eat only organic food. Eating food grown out of your garden is not only advantageous for your health but is also gratifying. Imagine if all people grew their own vegetables? There will definitely be less people who will get ill from inorganic pesticides and from synthetic crop growers. Read on if you want to learn what kinds of plants can easily be grown in a typical Philippine backyard.

Edible Garden Flowers

We are all aware of the wonderful taste and satisfaction gained from growing home grown fruit and vegetables, but people are often surprised at the variety of flowers in their gardens that are edible too. Some flowers have a strong peppery taste and so are good for adding flavour to dishes like salads, others have a sweet taste and can be used in cakes and other sweet dishes, and some merely look beautiful and can be used as a decorative edible garnish.

Jobs to Do in the Garden During March

There is an old saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This refers to March as being a little bit unpredictable, with strong winds and heavy showers. Even a sharp frost can catch you out this month. But when the sun does shine this month it has some real warmth in it and the garden responds with spring bulbs and new growth almost everywhere you look. As the days become longer and the soil starts to warm up again, so those jobs in the garden start to increase. There is a lot of sense in the advice that if you get on top of things in the garden during March, the rest of the growing season will run smoothly. Here are some of the main jobs to be getting on with in March.

Aquaponics and Water Chemistry

Water chemistry can be really quite simple, and water needs to be understood to have a successful aquaponic system. It is the only substance found on the earth naturally in three forms; solid, liquid and gas. The state of water is controlled by the speed of its molecules. A molecule being the smallest particle of a substance which can still retain its physical and chemical identity.

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