Welcome to the wonderful world of hydroponic plants! What sold me on hydroponics in the beginning was its cleanliness (no soil!) and how easy it was to care for plants with a water gauge. In fact, after I saw the advantages of growing with hydroponics I wanted to transfer all my plants! After 30 years … Continue reading 3 Things You Should Know Before Transplanting from Soil to Hydroponics
Microgreens are a fun and nutritious way to add a new dimension to your soups, salads and sandwiches. It's exciting to watch those tiny seeds grow into fresh greens. And, the satisfaction of saying, "I grew that!" never looses its appeal. After enjoying the tangy, crisp flavor of fresh microgreens you'll … Continue reading How to Grow a Continuous Supply Microgreens
There's one thing all your plants crave during the winter months . . . . and that's humidity. Being the tropical creatures that they are, your plants want humidity levels of 40% or more to be happy. This can be a challenge in the winter. The problem is your furnace. As it heats the air, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Increase Humidity for Your Plants
There are many different ways to grow orchids, especially when it comes to nutrients. Just ask 10 "experienced" growers and you'll get 10 different answers - guaranteed. A good nutrition program for orchids doesn't need to be complicated. Complete, Balanced Nutrition is Easy With right fertilizer, complete, balanced nutrition for growing orchids is … Continue reading A Simple (and Effective) Way to Fertilize Your Orchids
Have you noticed that days are getting longer and the sun is getting stronger? Your plants have. They're waking up after a long, dreary winter . . . . and they're hungry. But what should you feed them? I remember when I started growing orchids, I didn't really pay much attention to what "plant … Continue reading Your Plants are Hungry – What Should You Feed Them?
Miniature roses are one of those plants that say "pick me - pick me!!" at the store. They're simply irresistible. But the minute you get them home they start complaining. Why? Miniature roses have a delicate root structure that demands a constant balance of air and water - not too wet or not too … Continue reading Successfully Growing Miniature Roses Indoors
Imagine . . . eating fresh greens 15 days after you planted them! I'm thinking that a small tray of microgreens in the windowsill is more fun to grow (and eat!) than any other type of plant. Add a handful of microgreens to your cooking and instantly you'll become an amateur chef! What … Continue reading Let’s Grow Microgreens!
Fall is here and it's time to think about bringing your cymbidiums indoors for the winter. (Yes - they stay outdoors this long!) Cymbidiums need a shock of cold weather to trigger blooming. In most climates this means leaving them outdoors until after Halloween - and sometimes even until Thanksgiving! Cymbidiums can withstand … Continue reading Making Sure Your Cymbidiums Bloom This Winter
Amaryllis make a striking impact during the cold, dark winter months. And getting them to rebloom year after year isn't difficult. Just give them a chance to replenish their reserves with adequate sunlight, water and fertilizer, and you'll be rewarded with some pretty amazing blooms. And this is the time of the year to … Continue reading Growing Amaryllis Outside for Summer
Fertilizer for orchids doesn't need to be complicated. Orchids do tend to be more finicky about fertilizers than houseplants because 1) in nature they grow high in the tropical forest where water and nutrients are pure, and 2) they have different seasons to their growing pattern. But setting up a nutrient program … Continue reading Fertilizer for Orchids – How to Use What You Choose