Category: How To

Make Your Own Soil-less Seed Starting Mix

I typically like to start my seeds in a soil-less mix. Especially if I’m germinating seeds that take a long time to sprout. Even so, it’s a good practice to start everything in this mix. The mix I use is 1 Part Perlite and 1 Part Coconut Coir. There are many reasons for using this… Read More

Growing Goji Berry or Wolfberry Plants From Seeds

I bought my first goji plant 5 years ago as a small 10″ seedling. The bush is now 5′ tall and taking over the grow box I built to contain it. They grow fast, produce prolifically and provide some of the most nutrient dense berries on the planet. The health benefits of Goji Berries: Goji… Read More

Lasagna Gardening – The No Till Composting System

If you hate digging and turning your compost, then lasagna gardening just might be the ticket for you.  I’ve done it a little on a small bed, but this is the first year I’ve tried it on a larger bed (3’x10′). The system works by layering (hence the term lasagna) your browns and green, alternating… Read More

Growing Maqui Berries

We’ve all heard about the health benefits of blueberries, acai berries,, strawberries and other fruits. But few people have heard about the Maqui Berry.  In fact, I hadn’t heard of it until recently. I was given a few seeds from a friend through our local gardening club. I planted them, not expecting much. However they… Read More

Light Your Indoor Grow Room With Inexpensive CFLs

Lots of questions I get are in regards to my indoor grow room. One question in particular is How do I light my grow room. Contrary to what people think, lighting it is not expensive at all. In this video I explain how I personally light my grow room and what equipment I use. Where… Read More

How To Figure The Cost of Heating Your Greenhouse

If you’re thinking it is way too expensive to grow vegetables in a greenhouse during winter, think again. I live in zone 7b and grow all year long. In this video I will explain how I figure the cost. If you live in a colder climate of course your cost may be higher. But I… Read More

Plant Problem Solver

  if you find any errors or would like us to add to this database, please contact us. check back often as we continually update Plant Problem Possible Cause All Plants Seedling Dying soil disease, temperature, bug damage, no air circulation, irregular watering All Plants Slow Seedling Growth compacted soil, no aeration, root bound, too… Read More

Propagating Container Grown Strawberry Plants

The life expectancy of a strawberry plant is usually only a few years. The plant knowing this is aware that it most have offspring. I’m not suggesting that plants are self aware, but this mechanism is built into its genetic code. That’s the way the plant works. Container grown plants are unable to propagate themselves… Read More