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Do It Yourself
  • How to Use The Bowl

    September 14, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    The Bowl is a leaf trimmer that can be used for the removal of excess leaves and twigs, the preparation of plants for essential oils, or the mixture of flower petals for potpourris. The extra sharp blade makes clean, quality cuts that minimize damage done to the plants and helps reduce mess. Made with the highest quality medical grade stainless steel and food grade rubber, the simple design makes The Bowl extremely durable and highly effective.
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  • Creating an Urban Garden

    September 07, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    Do you want to start your own garden but live in an urban area and lack the outdoor space required for a traditional vegetable patch? Don't worry, there are lots of options available for those looking to start gardens that don't require a lot of space. Virtually any home can play host to a garden, you just have to get a little creative. Here are four different options for starting your very own urban garden.
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  • How to Create a Xeriscape Garden

    July 16, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    A xeriscape garden makes use of various methods that minimize the need for water. They're perfect for areas that don't get a lot of rainfall, or lack fresh water sources. They're also a good choice for people looking to conserve water. In a xeriscape garden, plants are carefully chosen for their ability to resist drought and great care is taken to avoid losing water to evaporation or run-off. Are you interested in creating your own xeriscape garden? Follow the steps below to start saving water.
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  • What Wattage is Right for You?

    June 28, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    Grow lamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they also come in a number of different wattages. The watts of your lamps will determine how much light, or how many lumens, the lamp gives off. Obviously for smaller grow rooms with less plants fewer watts are needed, while larger grow rooms with more plants need more watts. But how do you know exactly how many watts you need?
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  • How to Grow Your Own Peanuts

    June 14, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    Peanuts aren't a very common crop to have in your garden, but they're actually fairly easy to grow. There are four varieties of peanuts (Valencia, Spanish, Virginia and Runner), but only Valencia peanuts are typically grown in Canada and they’re the only type grown commercially in Ontario. They mature earlier than other varieties and are a good choice for Canadian growers. They're also medium sized and the sweetest variety.
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  • How to Create a Berry Patch in Your Garden

    June 06, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    A Berry patch is a perfect addition to any garden. Berries make a great healthy snack and can be used for all sort of things, such as pies and jams, or can be an excellent addition to pancakes and cereal. So how do you go about creating your own thriving berry patch? It's not that hard really. Keep reading to learn some helpful tips on how to grow all types of berries.
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  • How to Build a Raised Bed Garden

    May 28, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    Raised beds are perfect for urban gardeners and those with soil that's too poor to grow in. They allow you to have complete control over your soil and require less maintenance than conventional garden beds. They also warm more quickly in the spring and the soil doesn't get compacted. So, how do you go about building one? The following video will give you some great tips on how to build your own raised bed garden.
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  • How Air Pollution Can Hurt Your Plants

    May 07, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    Air pollution isn't just bad for humans, it's bad for plants too. Plants that are exposed to air pollu­tion over an extended period grow at a slower rate, produce fewer blossoms and are more susceptible to disease and insect damage, so it's something gardeners need to be aware of. The worst pollutants for plants are ground-level ozone (one of components of smog) and sulphur dioxide.
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  • How to Properly Set-up Your Ventilation System

    April 26, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    An improperly installed ventilation system can vastly decrease the airflow and efficiency of your grow room. Even the best ventilation system can rendered useless if your ducting isn’t set up correctly, or you're not using proper fans, as poor airflow allows more heat to radiate through the ducting and back into the grow room.
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  • How to Use pH Up and pH Down

    April 23, 2012 | Posted By Ed .
    Adjusting the pH of your nutrient solution is a critical part of growing healthy plants. The wrong pH level can make it hard for plants to absorb all the nutrients they need to reach their full potential. This is why we're offering two new products, pH Up and pH Down, which allow growers to manage and maintain optimum pH levels in their hydroponic system and garden.
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