Growing edible flowers is a great way to introduce color and flavor to foods. Equally important, flowers serve a dual purpose as beneficial bug and pollinator attractants. If you have a bug problem in your garden your ecosystem is out of balance. Try planting more flowers which bring more beneficial […]
Tuber and root crops never seem to get the kind of attention or appreciation that growing vegetables like big, juicy tomatoes or peppers do, but they can still be a very useful addition to your indoor vegetable garden in Florida. Once you get the hang of growing these valuable veggies, […]
Whether you choose hydroponics or outdoor growing (or a combination of the two), water is a vital component. While water is particularly integral to the success of hydroponic gardening, you cannot grow most outdoor plants without hydrating them.
In Florida, water conservation and proper use are essential. Thus, it is in […]
Healthy plants require nutrients, much like humans need vitamins and minerals. The primary elements that plants need are oxygen, carbon and hydrogen, which come from the soil and air. Macronutrients are elements that plants need, just in smaller quantities. When gardening, watch your plants for signs of macronutrient deficiency.
This element is necessary […]
One of the gardening challenges of growing plants in Florida is that there is generally no cool, dormant period to offset the consistent warmth of the air and soil temperature. Plants that grow in Florida must be well adapted to the almost year-round warmth of the long growing season and […]
Proper lighting is important when you are growing indoors. A good fertilizer plan and a well-establish watering routine along with the help of indoor grow lights will help your plants thrive.
What are Grow Lights?
A grow light is an artificial source of light, usually electric, that is designed to stimulate […]
The health of your garden depends on which type of soil you use. To promote the growth of nutrient-rich plants and a thriving and lush garden, gardeners need to invest time and preparation to build up your soil.
The Secret to Great Soil
Understanding how to cultivate healthy soil is essential for […]
While the earthy and pungent scent of an outdoor garden can make for a memorable walk on a beautiful day, odors from your grow room can be annoying. While no one method is a panacea, here are a few tried and true approaches to getting your grow room back to […]
For many gardeners, spider mites are a constant frustration that attack plants. A spider mite is an arachnid in the spider family. They are extremely small yellow, black, brown, red or orange creatures which gardeners may need a magnifying glass to see properly. Another way to see if they are […]
What Is a Light Emitting Ceramic System?
As innovative and practical as indoor gardening is, there’s no getting around the fact that most plants require light. For years, indoor growers have used high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. A Light Emitting Ceramic (LEC) setup is the next evolutionary step in lighting for […]
What is Plant Cloning?
Unlike propagating plants by seed, a form of sexual reproduction, you can reproduce seeds asexually by taking cuttings and cloning them. Cloning is cutting a growing branch tip and rooting it. When you root the cutting of an existing plant, an exact genetic match of the plant […]
If Mother Nature has her own wonder drug, it’s probably Mycorrhizae. This is a fungus found almost everywhere in nature and it serves as a catalyst for growth in nearly every form of plant life. Oak, pine, and spruce are just a few of the trees that are helped by […]
LED grow lights function just like normal LED lights. LEDs or light-emitting diodes are arranged to a circuit board, then positioned at a predetermined height above indoor plants. Although many growers still swear by fluorescent lights, LEDs may very well become the future of indoor horticulture. They are energy-efficient and […]
Grow tents make the perfect environment that’s tailored to fit the grower’s planting needs. Grow tents can save money on electric bills, ward off pests, and create the perfect environment for growing plants. A proper grow tent setup will create an environment for the plants to thrive that is nutrient […]
Root rot is a disease of both houseplants and outdoor plants. It happens when the plant has to stand in soil that does not drain well. This leaves the soil wet and encourages pathogens which attack the plant’s roots. When the roots are infected, they can’t get the proper nourishment […]
The trick to growing healthy plants is controlling their environments. Most plants can only thrive under fairly specific conditions, and growing them outside of those conditions can lead to reduced productivity and faltering growth. The majority of growers understand that they need to control the water supply, nutrients, and even […]
Aquaponics and hydroponics both have amazing potential to improve yields and quality levels over traditional soil-based gardening. Both systems utilize water to deliver nutrient inputs to the garden’s root system. Even so, there are critical differences to consider when deciding which system is right for your garden.
Hydroponics as a practice […]