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Hardiness zone map is beginning to shift north

Posted on: June 3rd, 2019

Avid gardeners are well aware of what a “hardiness zone map” is, and most novices are probably at least familiar with the terminology based on the plant tag information found at their local garden center or big box store. Hardiness zone maps were first developed back in 1938 – representing “the average annual extreme minimum…

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Cannabis containers are all about protecting the roots

Posted on: June 3rd, 2019

From sunlight and warmth, to water, humidly and nutrients – understanding the delicate balance needed for cannabis cultivation is what sets serious growers apart from the amateurs. The most important thing to remember is that cannabis plants will never thrive without a safe, healthy root system. That means you need make sure you’ve chosen the…

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Pollinator Week – how will you get involved?

Posted on: June 3rd, 2019

The week of June 17-23, 2019 is National Pollinator Week. The week is proudly sponsored by the Pollinator Partnership, whose mission is to promote the health and sustainability of pollinators critical to our food supply and ecosystems across the globe. From the Pollinator Partnership, “Pollinators are essential to our daily life. Imagine a cup without coffee,…

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Fiber planting containers aid your environmental efforts

Posted on: April 25th, 2019

Fiber planting containers are growing in popularity – spurred on by our societies continued education and understanding of global warming. In a recent Nielsen Company survey, conducted in October of 2018, 81 percent of global consumers said it was extremely important or very important for companies to roll-out initiatives to improve the environment. Moreover, 73…

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Judean date tree proves its seeds still have power

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019

For thousands of years, the Judean Date Tree was an invaluable food source in the desert of the Kingdom of Judah – as well as providing shelter and shade for much of that community. Vast forests of date palms covered an area some seven miles wide, with trees stretching up to the sky some 80…

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Gardening is good for your mental and physical health

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019

Gardening has always been known to be good for our mental health. It gives us a sense of responsibility, allows us to be nurturers, connects us with other living things, and to no surprise, helps us to relax. But a recent study conducted around the globe by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has…

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Houseplants increase in popularity thanks to millennials

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019

It is often said that the spending habits of millennials are deteriorating many industries across the United States. From beer, soda and cereal companies, to department stores, chain restaurants and even the game of golf. But it seems their influence might just be reviving an industry which has long been ignored – houseplants. According to…

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Automation friendly containers are critical to today’s growers

Posted on: April 22nd, 2019

Automation friendly containers – This featured webinar originally ran on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in association with GrowerTalks. What Makes a Growing Container Automation-Friendly? As the horticultural industry struggles with labor challenges, the subject of greenhouse automation is more relevant than ever. Having the right automation friendly container—one that fits the requirements and specifications of…

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Cannabis containers are not all optimal for growing

Posted on: March 8th, 2019

As with any other crop under the watchful eyes of professional growers, there’s an art to properly cultivating cannabis in order to yield the highest quality and the healthiest plants. From sunlight and warmth, to water, humidity and nutrients – understanding the delicate balance needed for cultivation is what sets experienced cannabis growers apart from…

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A technology for horticultural containers

Posted on: March 4th, 2019

When consumers pick up a horticultural container at their local garden center or big box store, few are aware of a growing technology often staring them right in the face. They’re called Tag Slots, and we’re here to answer some commonly asked questions about this popular tool. So, what are tag slots? They’re thin, flat…

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