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Winter Climate Control: You Know You Want It

In the winter time, the interiors of most homes experience environmental fluctuations. When you turn on your furnace, the temperature increases and the air dries out like a desert. The cold wind outside finds Winter Wind ways to creep in under doors and through rickety windows. Depending on where you keep your indoor garden, you may have several metaphorical mountains to climb. There are lots of ways to battle the changing climate inside your house, and fight the good Read More...

From Smart Pots to Tater Tots: Growing Potatoes Hydroponically

Growing potatoes hydroponically is easier than you might think, and a lot cleaner than growing them in soil! I used a large Smart Pot filled with Grodan Granulate Absorbent . I soaked the Grodan in pH 5.5 water and let it drain. Then soaked it once more in pH 5.5 water with some veg nutrient. I filled the Smart Pot about ¾ of the way full. Then I placed the germinating potato pieces on the granulate. I then filled the Smart Read More...

Top Ten Reasons It Pays To Be An Indoor Gardener

1.   It’s a form of entertainment. Why go sit through a stupefying summer blockbuster when you can stay home and tend to your plants? No traffic jams, no ridiculously priced popcorn, and you get to be all smug about how productive you’ve been.  2.   Stress relief. Save yourself some money on therapy. Gardening is proven to reduce stress, and we all know that stress happens year round. So does indoor gardening. Go ahead and get your hands dirty. 3. Read More...

How to Save Seeds From the Garden

Gardeners have been saving seed ever since we settled into one place and started growing our own food. Thanks to seed saving, and passing them down from one generation to the next, we have the heirloom seeds and plant varieties that are so prized today. It’s only since the end of World War II that growers have had the option of buying affordable, high quality commercial seeds; before that saving your own seeds or trading with neighbors was the Read More...

Drought Busting With Hydroponics

Word to the wise: hydroponics is water friendly. Anyone who is familiar with the practice knows this well. Newcomers might be surprised however, that upon closer inspection, hydroponics does not work quite how they thought it did. Far from being a drain on our collective fresh water reserves, hydroponics is a resource saver that can give the planet a leg up in the environmental fight for sustainability. In drought-ravaged areas of the U.S. like California and Nevada, water is an Read More...
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