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Soil versus Hydroponics

Soil versus Hydroponics

Growing in Soil Growing Hydroponically Soil microorganisms are necessary to break down soil particles into the basic elements of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and trace elements.. Balanced nutrient formula is dissolved directly into water so plants receive perfect...
Butterfly

Butterfly

Common Name: Butterfly Order/ Suborder: Lepidoptera/ Rhopalocera Size: 0.5-12.0” (13-305 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete Type of Beneficial: Pollinator Geographic Distribution: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia Butterflies are beautiful,...
Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Common Names: Dragonfly, Mosquito hawk, Skimmer Genus/ Species: Many including Anax junius and Epitheca cynosure Size: 0.75 to 2.0 inches (19.1-50.8 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete metamorphosis Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes mosquitoes, flies,...
Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

Common Name: Praying mantis; Carolina mantis Genus/ Species: Stagmomantus carolina Size: 1.89 to 2.36 inches (48-60 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Immature stages are similar in appearance to the adult stage (i.e., simple metamorphosis) Type of Beneficial: Insect...
An overview of Hydroponics

An overview of Hydroponics

Definition of Hydroponics Hydroponics is actually the science of growing plants without soil. Rather than soil, plants are grown in solutions containing each of the necessary minerals and elements. Methods utilized to get the nutrients to the roots, combined with the...
Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm

Urban Oasis Hydroponic Farm

Address 5416 West Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33624 Phone (813) 293-3276 Hours 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Website http://urbanoasisfarm.com/ If you’re curious about potential ways to ensure a constant supply of fresh hydroponic produce to your family’s table, the...
Midsummer Night Meadows, Backyard Garden

Midsummer Night Meadows, Backyard Garden

Summer in Central Texas is once again in full swing, and it is flaunting its lush growth potential beautifully on Larry and Brenda Johnson’s rural property in their EzGro Backyard Garden, Midsummer Night Meadows. Larry Johnson, the founder and developer of the...
Styrofoam versus High-density Polyethylene

Styrofoam versus High-density Polyethylene

Polystyrene most commonly known as Styrofoam has many problematic features when employed in an agricultural setting. High-density Polyethylene also known as HDPE has many superior attributes. Structural Integrity: Styrofoam is produced as small beads that are then...
Caring For Your Strawberry Plants on Arrival

Caring For Your Strawberry Plants on Arrival

When You Receive Your Shipment: Bare root plant material needs to be handled efficiently in order to promote the best health and survival rate. Pay close attention to keeping stock cool, roots moist and protected from direct sunlight, until planted, to ensure best...
What Causes Leggy Seedlings

What Causes Leggy Seedlings

We can watch with excitement as the seedlings grow taller, only to realize that they have grown too tall and are now a bit floppy. This is known as leggy seedlings. At the most basic level, leggy seedlings are caused by a lack of light. It could be that the window you...
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