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Grow Lights for Indoor Gardeners
Indoor gardeners starting seeds and plants become very dependent on grow lights when the cold winter clouds don't let the sun and heat into the greenhouse. This article discusses the importance of grow lights. With a grow light you will find that you can get up to 10 times more lumens from a grow light, per light per bulb than if you were using a incandescent bulbs. Grow lights give the plants heat and light that they need to grow. It discusses how recent advances in fluourescent technologies give you a lot of options. You can use fluorescent to start seeds or grow full-size plants. Specific lamps are discussed, such as the T-12 and T-8 and high-output T5 fluorescent, which product twice the light. There are also compacts and high-intesity discharge (HID) lights, and many more.
The Plant Expert
This short but sweet site features information on "perfect African violets" and "spring-flowering bulbs". Learn how to buy, plant and grow spring flowering-bulbs.
Abigal Gordeon's Gardens
This site lieves up to its billing as A Comprehensive Guide to Home Grown Fruits and Vegetables. There are specific sections for many kinds of each. For fruits: blueberries, grapes, cantaloupe, pumpkins, strawberries, watermelon, as well as planting apple trees and grafting fruit trees. For vegetables: asparagus, brussels sprouts, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peppers, rhubarb, potatoes and tomatotoes. A whole section for home hydroponics covers hydroonic systems, grow lights, mediums, nutrients, ventilation and indoor pollination. The site also has articles on various topics such as understanding fertilzer lables, composting, container garders, and even Talking to Plants. A whole section of information called Preserving the Harvest contains articles on pickling, canning, freezing, making jams and jellies, and recipes for various fruits and vegetables. Other sections cover garden bests and beneficial insects.
Vegetable Garden Watering Tips
Water is very important in a vegetable garden, especially when it makes up 80-90 percent of the vegetable's "fresh weight". This site offers tips such as suggesting the use of an inch of water per week in the summer. Water can either be provide via the garden hose or by Mother Nature. Water affects fruit size, yield, and quality, so refer to this site to make sure you are watering your vegetable garden correctly. This site provides information in the form of nine tips.