Many home hydroponics gardeners miscalculate how much space is needed to produce a successful harvest. It will depend on what crops you intend to grow but the space must be large enough for the plants, the reservoir, high intensity lights, ventilation fans, exhaust fans, electrical wiring and more. For sure ...
December 30, 2017Richard J
Introduction The primary requirement of blueberry plants is a soil full of good organic material, acidic soil that is well draining and with plenty of water available. All blueberry plants require good watering conditions but some are more drought tolerant than other varieties. Also some are more tolerant of heavy soils ...
December 27, 2017Richard J
Plants are useful to use in many ways. Plants provide us with the basic requirements for survival. The most important necessities of humans are food, clothing and shelter. They are fulfilled by plants to a large extent. Plants are the main source of food in the form of cereals, pulses, ...
December 24, 2017Richard J
Fertilizer and Nutrients Applying the right fertilizers at the right time can increase growth and yields. Professional advice should be used to determine the type and amount of fertilizing to use. Fertilized and watered black aronia plant seedlings are easy to grow. A slow release fertilizer such as 0.3 lb/plant (or 3/4 ...
December 21, 2017Richard J
To put it simply: we need food. And except for seafood, we need good topsoil to grow nutritious food. We also need the topsoil to allow vegetation to remain stable and strong in its place. Thus the health of our topsoil is one of the most critical factors in keeping ...
December 19, 2017Richard J
In case you're wondering the best time to plant tomatoes is two weeks after the last average frost date in your area. You don't want to plant your plants to early or they may get killed by a late spring frost. Make your holes about a foot deep and put a ...
December 17, 2017Richard J
Being a desert, many people would not assume the Sahara desert produces a healthy crop of edible plants. Nevertheless, the Sahara desert is home to several species of plants that nourish its residents, and even provide a lucrative business option. The plants in the Sahara are a staple in the ...
December 15, 2017Richard J
Introduction The popularity of blueberries have caused many people to become interested in quickly adjusting the soil pH downwards. Don't mess with your soil without having it analyzed. Submit a sample to your county extension service and have it tested. You need to have the soil re-testing regularly to monitor ...
December 13, 2017Richard J
This article explores the question of whether or not organic-certified foods are really better, in the slightly more objective senses of being better for the environment, and better for human health, than non-organic foods. In order to explore and answer this question, we delve a bit into the history ...
August 25, 2017support
Local, Great Tasting Healthy Food, and Good for the Environment! Certified farmers' markets enable certified farmers to sell seasonal, often organic, only local grown and raised produce and food products. Typically, products sold must be produced by the producer upon the producer's land. What's In It For You and Me? Locally ...
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