LED Grow Lights: Their Advantage For An Indoor Farmer
Indoor farmers understand the importance of light. The growth of a plant hinges on light; without it, a plant cannot mature into its full state or cannot offer the flowers and fruits it usually yields. In order for plants to mature indoors, most indoor farmers use LED lights to provide their plants the vital light they need. However, LED lights have a big advantage over their fluorescent bulb counterparts because of the technology seen in LEDs and the light made within an LED chip.The Phal Orchid – Is It the Most Popular?
The Phalaenopsis orchids, or phal orchids, are certainly one of the top choices of orchids to have growing in our homes and to use in many other applications. The phal orchid is easy to grow and looks great in any environment. Originating in tropical regions around the world, the phals have certainly made their mark. With large round shaped petals, thus the nickname of “moth”, that can be found in a variety of colors, the phal orchid is a perfect choice to have inside our homes and offices. But how are the phal orchids different to other orchids in terms of their potting materials, light, temperature, humidity, watering and fertilizer requirements?Gardening Vs Shopping
Recently I heard on the radio that growing your own vegetables was not necessarily going to save you any money. The solution given for a healthier diet was to go to local farmers markets to get fresher, healthier vegetables than the grocery store. In the current economic situation many people have decided to start growing their own vegetables to save money.Basics of Hydroponics With LEDS
Just what exactly is hydroponics? How can plants grow without soil. This covers the basic principals of the science and discusses the use of LEDs in combination with hydroponics to produce quality indoor growing results.5000K CFL – Answering Common Questions About Full Spectrum Light
What is natural full spectrum light? You hear the term full spectrum light thrown around a bit too often. You can find a 5000K CFL at very affordable rates. However, natural full spectrum light is not quite the same as light bulb full spectrum.Gardening in Limited Space
Many people enjoy the flavor and quality of garden fresh vegetables as well as a feeling of accomplishment from growing their own. Busy lifestyles, both family members working, and limited space of urban lots creates a need for an approach other than traditional vegetable gardening. As a result, gardeners want good production from limited space which may even include containers on patios, decks or balconies. There are several space-saving gardening methods that may be used.Garden Design: The Natural Palette
Well-designed gardens and landscapes, no matter how varied in style and period, all have certain basic design principles at their core. To create a masterful garden, there must be attention to: unity, scale, space division, light and shade, texture, and tone and color. Garden designers must also consider maturation of plants and seasonal changes. Finally, there is time-a design principle not required by other fine and decorative arts.The Roots or History of Organic Vegetable Gardening
Do you know the history of what we call ‘Organic Gardening?’ Read on to learn fascinating facts about it and what we can do today to promote our health, sustainability, and environment…How to Bloom Orchids All Year Round?
The trick in learning how to bloom orchids is to simply trick the flower into blooming. To begin the slow but quick change process, you will need to move your orchid away from the spot that it loves. While the orchid is in the new location, you should water it but not as often as usual. You want the potting mixture to dry out as this is what happens in its natural habitat. This again is another sign that the “seasons” are changing and another step in learning how to bloom orchids. The final step is to remove the orchid from its “winter” location and move it back to its original spot. You could try an alternative way to get your orchid to bloom. Learning how to bloom orchids may not be something everyone will want to try, but it is possible.Propagating Orchids? You Can Do It!
You absolutely love your orchid and would like to have another just like it. You have looked and looked but are unable to find one that matches. Why not create another one yourself? Propagating orchids can be done in a number of ways; choose the best one for you.Different Types of Ferns for Your Home Garden
There are many varieties of fern plants that can be grown in home gardens for ornamental purposes. They look dramatic in pots or containers and can be grown indoors as well. They are excellent for landscaping and can really transform the entire garden.Callicarpa – Growing Beauty Berry
Many believe that, as the autumn rids the trees of leaves, the herbaceous borders of plants and signals the approach of winter, the garden fades out of existence. However, this is a time of great change in the garden and one which you can fill with glorious colour if you carefully selected specimens to add some vivacity to the bland tones of the colder months. And if you want an absolutely stunning shrub which will provide year round colour before unveiling luminous berries in the cold snap, then Callicarpa is for you.