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Spiny Orb Weaver

Spiny Orb Weaver

Common names: Spiny orb weaver; spiny-backed orbweaver; crab-like orbweaver Scientific Name: Gasteracantha cancriformis Size: 0.06-0.38” (1.5-9.5 mm) Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes flying insects such as whiteflies, mosquitoes, and wasps Geographic...
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...
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...
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...
How to Harden Off Your Seedlings

How to Harden Off Your Seedlings

  Growing plants from seeds is easy, as long as you take a few precautions. One of those precautions is to make sure that you harden off your plants before setting them out in your yard and garden. Why you should harden seedlings When plants are grown from seed...
When to Transplant  Seedlings

When to Transplant Seedlings

One common question from people who are growing plants from seeds is “how do I know when my seedlings are big enough to transplant?” This is a good question to ask when learning how to start plants from seeds because transplanting seedlings at the proper time is...
Green 'Lynx' Spider

Green 'Lynx' Spider

Common Name: Green ‘Lynx’ Spider Genus / Species: Peucetia viridans Size: Females range from ½ to 5/8 inches (12 to 22 mm) in length, averaging approximately .63 inches (16 mm); males more slender and average .47 inches (12 mm) in length. Webs: A hunting...
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