Growing Citrus Indoors

Citrus is a wonderful indoor plant, just for the marvelous fragrance of the flowers. There is nothing quite like opening the door to your indoor space to the heady scent of citrus in bloom, especially after a dreary winter day. As early as the sixteenth century, special indoor spaces were built specifically to overwinter citrus trees. These spaces were called orangeries, and were heated with stoves. The buildings were made primarily of brick, with glass only on the south wa...

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Environmental Control Tips for Growing Plants Indoors

Growing plants indoors with hydroponics allows you to provide yourself and your loved ones with fresh produce year around. However, just like outdoor-grown plants, those grown indoors must have a certain type of environment in which to grow. Humidity, air circulation, light and temperature needs must be met so plants can thrive in an indoor environment. Use these environmental control tips to provide the perfect indoor environment in which to successfully grow plants of your choice.

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Carbon Filters and How They Work

One of the biggest challenges that an indoor hydroponic gardener faces is the unpleasant odors coming from their plants or system. The best way to tame those plant odors and breathe easy is by using a carbon filter. Carbon filters can be used for both purifying water and air to remove toxins and odors for healthier, happier people and plants. Carbon Granules Carbon granules, also called granular charcoal, is simply pulverized charcoal that has a binding agent added to it...

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HID vs LED Grow Lights

When it comes to growing plants indoors, there are two major competitors in the world of grow lights. Light Emitting Diode lights, or LED’s, and High-Intensity Discharge lamps, or HIDs. The big question is which one is better and which one will offer the biggest benefits to your crops. Well on the surface one of the most noticeable difference in lights is going to be the price. You can buy a 1000 Watt HID grow light for about $60. Right now the only true 1000 watt LED grow light on the market is...

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Cloning Plants with a Cloning Machine

Cloning plants may sound like a very complicated, scientific project, but it’s actually quite easy. Weather you want to stay more traditional and use rockwool cubes or invest in a cloning machine, any home gardener can clone a mature tomato plant and fill your indoor garden. Once you grow or buy the first plant you will be able to live off many generations of the same plant by cloning, for free! Follow these easy instructions so you can successfully clone tomato plants. Get...

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Growing Indoor Plants with Fluorescent Lighting

An inconsistent light source will ruin any crop. When growing starting from seed it is very important that the seedling gets as much light as possible. Growing inside with fluorescent grow lights provides the perfect amount of light for seedlings and plants in veg. Fluorescent grow lights have a lower wattage than high intensity systems, making them perfect for seed starting, cuttings, transplants and every stage of plant growth. A T5 bulb is also the perfect choice for over-wintering a housepla...

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Black Dog LED PhytoMAX: The Best LED Grow Lights

Black Dog LED is one of the oldest manufacturers of LED grow lights in the industry, and is continuously striving towards quality and innovation in their mission to create LED products that can successfully replace traditional grow lights. Their first products, created in 2010, were the first LED grow lights on the market to have a full spectrum of light, including both UV light, and NIR light frequencies. Black Dog’s new PhytoMAX series is their best grow light to date. The PhytoMAX line of LED...

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Growing Vegetables Indoors with HPS Lighting

There are a few things plants must have in order to grow, water, oxygen and light are three of those must-have essentials. Growing vegetables indoors presents a challenge on how to deliver the optimum amount of light to growing plants without causing the utility bill to skyrocket, thus under-mining all the saving gained by growing vegetables at home. HPS lighting (high pressure sodium lighting) is a great light source that will help indoor-growing vegetable plants develop rapidly and produce abu...

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Growing Tomatoes With an Indoor Grow Kit

Tomatoes are supper yummy but home grown tomatoes are heavenly! Imagine being able to have fresh tomatoes year round even during snow season. You can grow tomatoes that are totally organic, non GMO and healthy for your family easily in an indoor grow kit. How we achieve the garden fresh tomato plants indoors, is in a grow tent. Grow tent kits allow you to create the perfect growing environment for any plants or veggies. Along with a grow tent you need a grow light, a ballas...

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Benefits of Growing With LED Lights

Light emitting diodKind LED Full Spectrumes, or LED’s, are commonly used to grow flowering and fruit bearing plants indoors, and has been found to be a very successful substitute for natural sunlight. LED lights are a good substitution to natural sunlight because they simulate the full spectrum of the suns natural light with a stronger focus on red and blue light.While most plants cannot survive under red light alone, the combination of red and blue does prove to be a suitable spectrum combinati...

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