The Planting by the Moon Myth

This article by Judd Stone is republished here from Issue 6 of Garden Culture Magazine. It originally appeared under the title, Planting by the Moon. Many a modern gardener scoffs at the idea of planting by the moon. Surely, that’s just superstition, a silly wive’s tale from the misty past. But is it? How do you know if it’s a myth or a reality? Just because a practice is old doesn’t necessarily make it useless. What if planting by the moon is actually the newest thing to make your garden better? Maybe it’s an edge on greater garden efficiency that costs you...

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5 Hot Grow Room Problems

Technology has a big role to play in our indoor gardens. Automated or not, you are using something that involves technology. All lighting used by indoor gardeners is technological in nature. Electrical motors used to pump water or move air, both solid state timers and the kind with moving parts – are still employed quite commonly in greenhouses and indoor gardens. Replacing the sun and the wind, defining seasonal change indoors, and watering your plants with scheduled perfection… keeping your prized garden at peak health requires technology. Once you get all the equipment to automate every aspect of supporting vitality in your grow room while reducing your...

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5 Buggy Grow Room Mistakes

What makes a person a master gardener? One of the greatest attributes of a master is avoiding garden, greenhouse, or grow room mistakes. On your path to becoming a master, many (if not most) of the lessons learned are from making mistakes. Some gardeners with naturally green thumbs have some methodology in place that prevents them from making the mistakes that others will inevitably learn the more difficult way. In this article I am going to touch on a few simple mistakes people make that lead to bug infestations in the grow room. 1) General Cleaning It may come...

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