Seed Starters – Flower Pots from Garbage

Most of the seed starter pots and trays we use are made form plastic. Plastic is not very eco-friendly – in fact it can be considered an ecologically hostile substance that takes decades to begin breaking down. There are a number of common everyday items that are normally relegated to the trash which can be … Read more

Chitting Potatoes for a Head Start

Some folks will eat so many french fries and potato chips that they may feel like they’re chitting potatoes, but this type of chitting is not spelled with a C. Potato chitting is a task that some home growers engage in on an annual basis. It is sometimes called greensprouting, or pre-sprouting Chitting gives you … Read more

Fluorescent Lighting for Indoor Gardening

Fluorescent Lights vs. Other Horticultural and Standard Lighting Fluorescent Lights are up to 7 times more energy efficient than incandescent, they use substantially less energy and operate cooler than metal halide or HPS grow lights. Fluorescent Lamps are also available in a wide spectrum range. Fluorescent lights are a popular choice among small gardeners due … Read more

Raised Beds For Vegetable Gardens

Raised beds for vegetable Gardens are easily built and maintained and have a number of advantages. 1. Raised beds will drain away excessive moisture more efficiently than ordinary gardens.Raised beds drain faster, so water regularly. Since there is less soil mass to provide food for the plants, fertilize regularly. Mulch with organic materials such as bark or … Read more

Grow Tangerine Trees Indoors

What are Tangerines, Best Types and Basic Requirements Tangerines are one of several types of mandarins. The name tangerine is not frequently used outside of North America. Portuguese mariners returning from Southeast Asia are credited with introducing mandarins through Tangiers, Morocco, hence they became known as Tangierines or tangerines. The tangerine is a small yellowish … Read more

Grow Lemon Trees Indoors

The keys to successfully grow lemons indoors are basically the same as with all citrus. 1. Light 2. Temperature 3. Humidity 4. Well-drained Soil 5. Proper nutrients 6. Consistent moisture. Without any single one of those failure looms. Getting Started Most lemon trees are container-grown, and purchased online or from a local nursery. They can … Read more

Grow Mandarin Orange Trees Indoors

Mandarin oranges are not actually the same species as Oranges. They are citrus , of which tangerines are one variety. Other varieties include Satsuma a seedless variety – over 200 cultivars Clementine a hybrid between a Mandarin and a sweet orange Tangerine and Tangelo Temple Orange, also called tangor, cross between Mandarin and common sweet orange Rare Fruits … Read more

Grow Lime Trees Indoors

Dwarf Lime Trees are relatively easy to grow. They generally only reach 2 – 3 feet in height and produce normal full size, green limes. in addition to being aesthetically appealing and pleasantly fragrant in an indoor setting, lime trees can provide years of tasty fruit. The keys to successfully growing limes indoors are basically … Read more

Grow Orange Trees Indoors

Orange Trees are relatively easy to grow indoors. If you choose a standard non-dwarf variety , or grow one from seed – it could be years before you see any fruit. Specific dwarf varieties, such as Mandarin [not a true orange] ,calamondin and trovita , do well when grown inside as long as you maintain … Read more