Egg planting
Eggs and eggshells can be used for a variety of purposes in the garden. Many gardeners don't realize that they[...]
Indoor Greenhouse: The Definitive Guide
If you’re looking to create a home to protect your fruits, veggies, flowers and everything else, but lack the yard[...]
Bee garden how-to: the Complete Guide
Let’s face it, there’s probably a long list of bugs that you’d prefer not to keep around, but bees shouldn’t[...]
Cuttings: How to propagate your favorite plants
When it comes to plant propagation, the mind immediately goes to planting seeds, watering the soil, and watching their gradual[...]
Pandorea Jasminoides: the vine Pandora would Love
Pandorea jasminoides, or the bower vine: you might've guessed its name comes from the Greek godess Pandora, but you might[...]
How to Grow Baby Potatoes
Potatoes are a way of life for many gardeners. Nothing beats the taste of fresh, succulent young potatoes with garden-grown[...]
How to Lower Soil pH
​Biology and gardening go hand-in-hand, but everybody forgets about chemistry, the group’s awkward third wheel. Not this time, though, because[...]
How To Grow Bleeding Hearts
Whether you've got a green or black thumb, bleeding hearts are easy to grow. Besides, it's got a really unusual[...]
How to Get Rid of Mold in a Greenhouse
Between light and temperature changes and unwanted pests, a well-built greenhouse is the best way to protect your plants from[...]
Growing Spirulina
Spirulina--a type of algae--is rich in protein, vitamins, and antioxidants--some folks call it the “best food for the future.” A[...]
Hydroponics vs. Soil
Hydroponics can seem like a strange & futuristic way of gardening. Don’t let the oddities scare you--hydroponics has shown some[...]
How to Grow Kale
Kale is an easy and rewarding vegetable to grow in your home garden. With a little know-how you'll soon be[...]
How to Grow Loofah (Luffa)
You might think you know what a loofah is--that brightly colored, perpetually wet, plastic soap scrubbie dangling in your upstairs[...]
How To Grow Garlic Indoors
Many people like to grow garlic not only because it's useful but also because it’s easy to grow. Growing your[...]
How To Clean a Polycarbonate Greenhouse
When I noticed the walls of my greenhouse covered in a thin layer of grime last week, I realized it[...]
How to Grow Sunflowers in a Pot
I’ve always loved the bright colours of a sunflower field and how the plants seem to wake up each day[...]
Best Vegetables to Grow in a Greenhouse
With so many choices, it's hard to decide what to grow. And for a greenhouse, you need to take into[...]
How to Pollinate Indoor Plants
When you’re buying a nice assortment of plants to grow indoors, you'll need to know how to pollinate them. Having[...]
How to Propagate Orchids
Orchids are one of the most rewarding plants to grow. But they do require some special know-how, patience, and handling[...]
How to Grow Pumpkins
Whether you’re a first time- or veteran-gardener, growing pumpkins is a superb choice. From determining the right location and soil,[...]
How to Grow Orchids in a Greenhouse
Growing orchids in a greenhouse allows one to effectively regulate the conditions in which their plants live. All the equipment[...]
What Type of Soil is Best for Tomatoes?
Choosing the best type of soil for tomatoes to grow is one of the single most important things you can[...]
How to Cool A Greenhouse Without Electricity
Temperatures get steamy during the dog days of summer. Without proper cooling, your vulnerable greenhouse plants will soon become shriveled[...]
How to Grow Lavender Indoors
There are a lot of reasons you should grow lavender indoors. For one, it's admired for its pleasant scent, but[...]
What temperature is too hot for a greenhouse?
Too much heat--especially during the height of summer--is one of the most common problems for greenhouse growers. But, depending on[...]
How to Use a Seedling Heat Mat
There are many handy tools you can incorporate into your year-round greenhouse, and these advances are only increasing as greenhouse[...]
What Percentage Shade Cloth Should I Use?
Choosing the right percentage shade cloth for your garden can seem complicated at first, but don’t be intimidated. Shade cloths[...]
Best Way To Clean A Greenhouse
Granted, cleaning your greenhouse might not be as exciting as planting your next crop of seedlings, but a clean greenhouse[...]
Small Solar Heater For Greenhouse?
Gardeners are always looking for new ways to heat their greenhouse, and one of the best ways is to use[...]
How Warm Does a Greenhouse Get in Winter
Greenhouses are awesome for harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables for your family year round. However, winter weather can damage veggies[...]
How to Keep a Greenhouse Cool
Last summer, I had several problems with my greenhouse overheating. I decided to be more prepared for this growing season,[...]
Do you need planning permits for a greenhouse?
If you’re thinking about building a greenhouse, you likely have some idea of what you want it to look like,[...]
How Far Away Should LED Grow Lights Be From Plants
Lots more growers are starting to use grow lights, especially LED grow lights, but there's a lot of confusion about[...]
Gardening in Winter using Raised Beds in a Greenhouse
While talking with a friend the other day, they asked why I wasn’t using raised beds in my greenhouse. After[...]
How much sun does a greenhouse need?
Last summer, I visited my aunt, who happens to have a greenhouse, and her greenhouse is in a full-sun area[...]
How Often Should You Change The Water In A Hydroponic System
Hydroponics can be a tricky business. Without soil & sunlight doing the heavy lifting, all the responsibility for your plants’[...]
Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse
If you’re looking to build a greenhouse, deciding which materials to use is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make.[...]
How to heat a greenhouse without electricity
If you're like a lot of greenhouse growers, you want to extend the growing season, late into fall, early in[...]
How Long Does It Take for a Cucumber to Grow?
Cucumbers are a unique species of plant in part because they're easy to grow. Despite tasting delicious and being packed[...]
When to Transplant Seedlings from Seed Tray
It’s very rewarding to raise your fruits, vegetables, and herbs from infancy by starting them inside in a seed tray[...]
How Old Should Seedlings Be Before Using Nutrients
A common question gardeners ask is whether to use supplemental nutrients, and if so, when & what nutrients to use.[...]
How to Grow Saffron
Growing your own spices can be very rewarding, but many don’t know where to even begin. The spice “Saffron” is[...]
How to Plant Onion Sets
If you’re figuring out what kinds of vegetables you want to grow in your greenhouse, onions are a great addition.[...]
Do LED Grow Lights Work?
Many people want to grow their own plants; it’s a great way to save money on vegetables and it’s always[...]
Do plants grow better in water or soil?
If you're building, expanding, or thinking about building a greenhouse, you may be wondering about the benefits of growing in[...]
Do plants grow better in sunlight or artificial light?
As a gardener, it can be difficult to find enough sunlight for your plants to grow successfully, especially during the[...]
Does The Color Of Light Affect Plant Growth
Once you start growing vegetables & other plants, you might wonder how to make them grow better--and what effect light[...]
Can You Grow Vegetables Year Round in a Greenhouse?
As the seasons change, those of us who are new to greenhouse gardening may have questions about what growing vegetables[...]
How To Heat A Greenhouse In Winter For Free
Heating your greenhouse in the winter can be tricky and expensive. While there are some plants that will be impractical[...]
How to Build a Hoop Greenhouse
As an avid gardener, and a hopeful future homesteader, I've been doing extensive research as to how to build an[...]
How To Grow Tomatoes In A Greenhouse
Tomatoes are delicious and will flourish in a greenhouse. They require a bit more care than some of the herbs[...]
How To Insulate A Greenhouse
Insulating your greenhouse is the best way to keep your plants warm during colder months and freezing nights. Without insulation,[...]
How To Build A Small Greenhouse With PVC Pipe
To construct a small greenhouse with PVC pipe, you’ll need, PVC pipe cut to appropriate lengths, 36” long rebar (used[...]
How To Make An Indoor Greenhouse For Your Apartment
OK, so maybe you don’t have a yard--but you still want to make a tiny greenhouse, maybe for your apartment.[...]