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More and more people are exploring the options of growing their own produce using a greenhouse.  Not only can it give you much healthier and flavorful vegetables for your table, gardening is good for you.  It can reduce the level of the stress hormone Cortisol. Growing your own food can give you a healthy workout, keeping you moving and stretching.  Studies have shown that direct contact with dirt and plants can help to boost your  immune system.  It is a peaceful occupation that strengthens both mind and body. There are many other advantages to growing plants in a greenhouse, and...

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If you are like me, you know very little about hydroponics except that water is involved and so are plants.  I have since learned that although there is an initial learning curve, the benefits of growing your plants hydroponically make the endeavor well worth it. Growing up and I was familiar with seeing plants growing in the soil of our garden. I thought this was the only way growing was done.  My own small garden depends on the compost that I add on a regular basis and the removal of weeds that I do on a less regular basis. Having...

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The leaves on a plant are like a barometer. They can tell you what is happening to the plant. If you look regularly, you will be able to tell when your plant needs help and come to the rescue. The leaves on a plant are also like the food factory for a plant. Leaves use the sun to make their food. Leaves use the chemical called chlorophyll to capture energy from the sun.  They then use that energy to combine with water from the soil and carbon dioxide from the air. With those elements, the plant makes sugar.  This process...

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Urban gardening is a byproduct of accelerated urbanization. City dwellers who love growing make do with the limited space available, which leads to gardening on rooftops, patios, alleyways, or whatever little space they can find. If you are going through the same dilemma of aspiring to plant but not having the luxury of space, we have listed below some helpful tips to get you started on growing your garden. Space If horizontal space is an issue, you can start planting upwards! Maximize your wall spaces,  like balconies, by hanging small pots, jars. You can use other containers that you can...

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We are fast approaching the season to be out tending to our gardens. It is an endeavor that is well worth any effort you put into it. To make the very most of your efforts, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tips for garden maintenance that will help you on your way to a successful growing season.  Location Before you even turn the soil for your garden, you need to find the best location. The ground should be level, as this will ensure that there is proper water distribution.  It should also have good drainage so that...

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