Oct
30
2015

Light Deprivation and Supplementation for Greenhouses

The answer lies in the light deprivation/supplementation greenhouse design, and those who stand to make the most money in the upcoming boom of national marijuana policy, are the same businesses who employ the latest technology available to the greenhouse cultivation market. Continue Reading

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Oct
30
2015

Aquaponics is Easier Than You Think

The best way to describe Aquaponics is as a symbiotic relationship; the fusion of aquaculture and hydroponics. Continue Reading






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Apr
01
2013

Greenhouse Films and Fabrics for Home Gardening

It’s greenhouse season, and many people are just beginning to consider what kind of structure they’d like, and what kind of materials they should use. When most of us think about greenhouses, we imagine those iconic Dutch glass structures. Glass lets in nearly 100% of the light (Light-transmission) and looks beautiful, but has many disadvantages compared to other greenhouse materials. Glass is expensive, heavy, fragile, and difficult to install. Single-pane glass is a terrible insulator, and can be very expensive to heat … Continue Reading

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Apr
01
2013

Cold Frames for a Head Start To Spring Gardening

Cold Frame Basics The term “cold frame” typically refers to a low profile covered structure used to protect plants from the elements. Often cold weather, and excessive wetness or moisture can hinder the growth of small plants – so a cold frame can be a viable solution to nurture the plants to a size where they can withstand the elements. As far as greenhouses go, the term cold frame actually has more than one meaning. Basically, the different groups that … Continue Reading

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Dec
04
2012

Relative humidity in your indoor garden

What is Relative Humidity? Humidity is a term used to describe the concentration of water in the air. Warmer air can hold more water vapor; the maximum amount of water that air can hold is contingent upon the temperature of the air; the warmer the air the greater amount of water vapor that can be held.  The capacity of water that the air can hold changes with temperature.  The temperature also influences the volume of water that the air can … Continue Reading

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Dec
04
2012

How to choose a grow light reflector

How do you choose the appropriate HID reflector for your growing space? There are a number of factors to consider, from size and shape, to your wattage requirements. Reflectors come in a number of configurations, from simple bent aluminum wings, to engineered reflectors with air-cooling features, such as 4”, 6” or 8” ducting options. To get started, traditionally, a 1000W light accommodates a 4’ x 4’ square.  A 600W is used for a 3’ x 3’, and 250W would be … Continue Reading

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Dec
04
2012

Product of the Month – General Hydroponics Flora Series

Standing The Test Of Time Over the course of the past decade, the indoor gardening industry has seen an explosion of new plant nutrient manufacturer’s enter the fray. Indoor gardening stores went from maybe half a dozen major nutrient brands in the late 1990’s to somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty companies all vying for shelf space. With this drastic increase, the stores themselves have had to grow in size. The days of a successful store operating out of an … Continue Reading

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