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How to Grow Plants Indoors Using Grow Tents

grow tent

In today’s post, out guest blogger Mike Hall talks about how we can use grow tents to grow plants indoors in a controlled environment. Mike represents Growell, a UK based hydroponics retailer. There are a huge number of gardeners out there that now use grow tents as a means of growing plants indoors. They are discrete,…

Feeding the World: Agroecology Vs. Industrial Agriculture

Soil to Sky: Agroecology Vs Industrial Agriculture

Agroecology is concerned with sustainable methods of farming that are stable in nature, increase productivity of crops naturally, and promote equitability in the supply of farming produce to the entire population. It is in direct contrast to industrial farming practices that seek to mechanize farming process through increased input cost, creates imbalance in food supply…

Dangers of Gardening

Dangerous Gardening Stats

Lets face it, gardening can be dangerous, if you are not careful. According to the infographic below, released by Lawn Master based on data by The Royal Society for The Prevention of Accidents, as much as 300,000 people are injured in their gardens every year, serious enough to be admitted to hospital. Interestingly, only about 29%…

Hot Hot Chillies!

chillies

Did you know that there is a scale for measuring the “hotness” of chillies? As this infographic from Love the Garden explains, the scale for measuring heat in chillies is called “scoville Scale.” Scoville scale is the measurement of spicy heat of chillies. This infographic gives the ratings for various types of chillies and compares the heat…

All About Bonsai

All about Bonsai Infographic

Bonsai is an ancient Chinese horticultural art form, adopted by the Japanese and popularized in the western world about a hundred years ago. Bonsai is a Japanese word which means, “planted in a container.” Here are some interesting facts about Bonsai: Bonsai as a horticultural art form started in China about 2000 years ago. Originally…

The Benefits of Having Trees [Infographic]

The Benefits of Having Trees [Infographic]

We all know that trees are the lifeblood of our ecosystem. Without enough trees the very existence of human beings and other animals would be at stake. But did you also know that: One tree can meet the oxygen requirements of 20 people for one year. A healthy tree can provide as much cooling as…

Benefits of a Green Home [Infographic]

Benefits of a Green Home [Infographic]

In our overburdened world how much time do we get amidst our running around and looming deadlines to sit down calmly for a while and relax? Wouldn’t it be nice if our home environs encouraged peaceful and healthy living? This is perhaps the biggest reason why you should strive to keep as many plants in…

Hydroponics Gardening

Hydroponics Gardening

According to Wikipedia: Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite, gravel, mineral wool, expanded clay or coconut husk. Hydroponic farming works on the belief that…

Create Your Own Raised Garden Beds

how to make your own raised garden beds

Raised garden beds are ideal for growing flowers and vegetables, makes your gardening experience more comfortable by bring the garden level up and gives you more control over the soil type and drainage. With proper guidance it’s simple to create your own raised garden beds. In this infographic below from raisedgardenbedshowto.com you can get complete…

Get Your Own Square Foot Garden [Infographic]

Get Your Own Square Foot Garden [Infographic]

What is Square Foot Gardening? Here is how Jason of Frugaldad.com explains his innovative concept: The idea behind square foot gardening is that you can plant fruits, vegetables and flowers in raised beds, above infertile soil and even out of the reach of pets. Seeds are planted in 1X1 square foot plots, and when harvested…

How to Choose Your Gardening Tool [Infographic]

How to Choose Your Gardening Tool [Infographic]

The right gardening tools can transform gardening from a back paining chore to a thoroughly enjoyable hobby. Different types of tools should be used for planting, pruning, weeding and sowing. If you are not sure which tool to use for which purpose, refer to the infographic below (via Hobby farms). And if you want to…

Composting Guide: What You Can and Can’t Compost [Infographic]

Composting Guide: What You Can and Can’t Compost [Infographic]

We have written earlier about the various methods of composting and their benefits and also about a very innovative way of producing compost in your home or garden. Today we are going to talk about all the item that you can compost and some items that you can’t. You should have a clear idea of…

The Friendly Earthworm [Infographic]

The Friendly Earthworm [Infographic]

We all hate pests, especially those that damage our beautiful lawn. But there is one insect which is not a pest but a friend for your garden soil – the earthworm! Earthworms have the unique ability to break soil and dead plant matter to produce nutrients that are beneficial for the plants growing in the…

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