1000 Watt HPS
If you’re looking for the highest possible efficiency for your greenhouse you may want to do a bit of research on high-pressure sodium bulbs. 1000 Watt HPS bulbs could make of giant difference in your greenhouse as far as your growth yield and operating costs. High-pressure sodium is currently one of the most efficient lighting systems that you can use in a greenhouse. Although the cost of replacement can be somewhat expensive for some the energy savings and change in your products will be enough for you to be able to rationalize the cost of switching over your ballasts or bulbs to high-pressure sodium.A Retrospective Study on the Necessity of Grafting Sealant
Grafting apple and pear trees for hard cider can be done in many different ways. Grafting sealants are often suggested to increase the graft success rate. This study examines the take rate of apple and pear grafts both with and without a grafting sealant.Growing Plants Without Soil – The Hydroponics Way
Growing plants without soil is a great way to cultivate your plants. Hydroponic gardening is a great alternative to traditional gardening, if you have a somewhat restricted space for plant growing.Hydroponics Kits – Choosing and Preparing Your Grow Area
The right hydroponics kits are not just influenced by the plants you want to grow and the nutrient solution. The grow area is another essential factor where you can get your investment’s worth.How to Take Lavender Cuttings
Lavender has to be one of the most popular of garden plants. Highly versatile, lavender looks the part in a traditional cottage garden setting but is equally at home in a more contemporary garden design. Late summer is the time to increase stock of some of your favourite varieties by taking semi-ripe cuttings. Taking cuttings from lavender plants couldn’t be simpler. Choose a few healthy non-flowering shoots from this year’s growth and follow these few easy steps.Weather Data for Smart Irrigation
There are a few things about weather data for your smart irrigation controller you should consider. Should you use free or paid weather data, on site (local) or off site (remote) weather stations?Top 5 Drought Resistant Home Gardening Techniques
Preventative and proactive maintenance are the best ways to protect your home garden from crippling drought and heat conditions. The following are our five best tips for maintaining a healthy garden when the heat is on, and for building a landscape design that will be most accustomed to extreme conditions.Pruning Roses For All Occasions
Roses are admired around the world. Here are a few reasons to grow roses as well as different ways people are using them.Caring for Your Bonsai
Are you looking to give optimum care for your bonsai plant? This ancient art of creating harmony between man and nature will bring peace to your life and beauty to your indoor or outdoor garden.Wasps and Bees in Florida
Although both wasps and bees do play a vital role in Florida’s ecosystem through pollination or as a predator of parasites, they are also two common stinging insects and stings from either of them can range from being mildly painful to even fatal. Controlling stinging insects around your home is one way to manage a potential problem. Florida Wasps: The two main types of wasps you’ll run into in Florida include cicada killer wasps and paper wasps.How to Take Cuttings of Rosemary
Rosmarinus officianalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves, native to the Mediterranean. Its highly aromatic leaves compliment a wide variety of foods and it can be used both fresh or dried. High summer when fresh shoots are emerging is the perfect time to take semi-ripe cuttings and create lots of new rosemary plants. Snip off non-flowering shoots early in the morning and keep them in a sealed plastic bag until you are ready to root them. Here is a short guide to how.Why Won’t My Garden Grow?
If you wonder why you don’t have a green thumb like Mary in the nursery rhyme, it may not even be your fault to begin with. In fact, most gardeners are adamant that a soil test is done before starting your gardening project and at least once every five years. Aside from finding out the nutrients lacking in the ground, it would check for contaminants that may require soil remediation.