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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,...
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...
Aztec chinampas of Central America

Aztec chinampas of Central America

An example of hydroponic principles that were being used successfully is that of the Aztecs of Central America.  A nomadic tribe, they were driven onto the marshy shore of Lake Tenochtitlan,   located in the great central valley of what is now Mexico.  Roughly treated...
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...
EzGro Garden Girl's Patio Garden Adventures

EzGro Garden Girl's Patio Garden Adventures

  Hi, I’m Hope, the EzGro Garden Girl, and welcome to my blog!  In the pages to come I’ll be chronicling my experiences growing the EzGro way, and also providing plenty of growing tips, recipes, and DIY projects to help you fully use and enjoy your...
Reverse Osmosis also known as "RO"

Reverse Osmosis also known as "RO"

Reverse osmosis is a process of separation that uses pressure to force a highly concentrated solute through a semi-permeable membrane to a region of lower solute concentration, which leaves the solute on one side and only the solvent on the other. The image below...
EzGro Garden by Robert Mainville from NC

EzGro Garden by Robert Mainville from NC

I have a twelve stack system using 40 quad pots and 6 five gallon buckets. An odd number perhaps but it seems to fit the 15’ x 15’ deck I put them on. We did not use the deck much so for me it was the perfect place to put my EzGro garden. You will notice the fence I...
Efficient And Economical Food Production Systems

Efficient And Economical Food Production Systems

With the recent price increases in food, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, there is a real challenge to feed a family with the 5-a-day produce and fruit menu. Fresh vegetables and fresh fruits are the key to good health. This is not a new or profound statement...
Miami Science Museum Uses EzGro

Miami Science Museum Uses EzGro

The Museum is making preparations to grow and harvest edible crops on the property again. Two different types of hydroponic systems will be explored at the Museum, one using a series of planters in the Wildlife Center (supported by the Batchelor Foundation), and the...
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