Growing Tips

Increase Yields With Supplemental CO2

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an essential component of photosynthesis. The whole process of photosynthesis is dependent on using light energy to convert CO2 and water into sugars that the plants use to grow. A main goal of greenhouse production is to efficiently promote the photosynthesis process to economically maximize crop yield. For this to happen the growing environment needs …

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Healthy Roots| Fabric & Air-Pots

Last week we talked about soil health and ways to improve it through organic matter, no-till gardening methods, and compost tea. After putting all of this effort into creating high quality soil, the next step is to make sure that the containers used for planting are going to promote healthy plant growth. Container growing, or growing in pots instead …

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Organic Matter | Soil Health

Greenhouse growing is similar to growing outside except it gives added control and the option for continuous high quality results. One of the big differences between a plant growing in its natural habitat and one growing in a artificial habitat can be its soil. Healthy soil is key in strong plant grown, but what defines healthy soil?

IPM Biocontrol

This is a continuation of my Integrated pest management (IPM) post. When the proper cultural and physical IPM controls are in place, but there is still a pest problem, the next tactic on the IPM list is biological control (biocontrol). Biocontrol is the use of living organisms such as insects, mites, nematodes, fungi and bacteria to control pests …

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