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How to Heat a Greenhouse Without Electricity

Last updated : 28 January 2015
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How To Heat A Greenhouse Without Electricity There are two main concepts concerning heating a greenhouse without electricity. The first is by collecting the sun’s warmth as sunlight hits upon a dense material called thermal mass, such as rock and water. Thermal mass will absorb a lot of heat throughout the day and release that […]

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How to Plant in Clay Soil

Last updated : 3 December 2014

Some gardeners have fertile malleable soil in their backyards, and many have clay in their backyards.  Does having a clay based soil damper any future hopes of a garden. No! absolutely not.  How to plant in clay soil; well, that takes patience and work. Planting in clay soil is great for the  vegetation that have roots strong […]

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How to Amend Clay Soil

Last updated : 1 December 2014
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Clay soil can be black or red, is as fine as dust, and is hard for plants to move through. Clay soil is waterlogged in wet months and rock hard in summer. If water does reach a plant’s roots, the plant will drown because water can’t escape. This is called root rot.  Clay soil does […]

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How Much is One Rooted Cutting Worth?

Last updated : 23 January 2015

Is it really possible that one lonely rooted cutting could change your life forever? I suppose it could. I decided to write this because this morning I was giving some advice to one of our Canadian members about getting started selling small plants.  I felt that he was thinking way too small and taking way […]

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How to Care for a Potted Amaryllis

Published : 23 January 2015

Amaryllis bulbs are often given as gifts for the holidays, later producing their large, spectacular flowers to brighten the recipient’s home or office. Potted amaryllis bulbs can be found in many stores in December, or in mail-order catalogs. Amaryllis bulbs are sometimes also sold without a pot so they can be planted in a pot […]

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How to Regrow Vegetables

Last updated : 1 December 2014
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How to regrow vegetables During the winter months I enjoy making home made soup.  I always use leeks and green onions, and have discovered that I no longer have to buy them!  I simply regrow them! Step 1: After chopping up the leeks and green onions, I saved about a one and a half inch […]

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Purple Sandcherry-Pruning and Propagating

Last updated : 15 December 2014

Purple Flowering Sandcherry is an easy plant to grow, always a great seller because of its purple leaves and delicate pink flowers. Always in demand. How is this plant sold? Let me count the ways. Unrooted hardwood cuttings. An unrooted cutting is pretty much nothing but a stick.  But because of the popularity of Purple […]

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How to Plant Bare Root Trees

Last updated : 1 December 2014
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Bare root trees are dug from the ground when they’re dormant, usually in fall, and their roots are shaken free of soil.  They are stored in a cool place with their roots kept moist until they are ready to be shipped for you to plant.  Supplies & Tools Needed: Bare Root Tree Bucket Shovel Scissors […]

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Easy Summertime Plant Propagation Techniques that You Can Do at Home.

Last updated : 16 January 2015
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Free Flowering Shrubs and Evergreens! It’s true, you can grow all of the flowering shrubs you want, absolutely free, once you learn how to root them yourself at home, in your backyard.  I’m fixin to show you how to do that right now.  Be prepared to be intrigued! I want to make this as simple […]