Specific Gardening Types & Locations (01)

How Hydroponics Works
HowStuffWorks.com provides a substantial introduction to the field of hydroponics. Plants grown in soil-free gardens have the perfect balance of nutrients and water delivered directly to their roots. Crops are no longer forced to expend their limited energy searching for water and food. They grow faster, larger and healthier; paving the way for an even better garden.

Container Gardening Tips
Billed as a "complete guide to container gardening" this site is full of tips on how to start a container garden. Growing plants in pots, in addition to other objects can offer gardeners a wide range of enjoyable and creative ways to create and maintain your garden. This site was created since interest in container gardening has escalated steadily since it became popular in Southern California in the 1950s. The site has a message board and provides a list and description of good plants for container gardening: 1) herbs (e.g., sage, rosemary, chives, dill), 2) vegetables and fruit (apples, cucumber, cherry, fig, eggplant), 3) flowers (lily of the Nile, asparagus fern, daylily), 4) bulbs (tulilps, hyacinth, snowdrop, iris), 5) shrubs and trees (crape myrtle, bougainvillea), and 6) odds and ends such as bamboo and cacti. The guide will help you select the right containers and their ideal locations so you can plan and grow a beautiful garden in containers.growing plants in pots or urns in addition to other objects, offers you a variety of enjoyable and creative ways to maintain and experiment with your garden.

The Patio Garden
On this online showcase, Jill Homer writes an informative article titled, Turn Your Patio Into a Vegetable Garden. Jill talks about condo life and how her only connection to the outdoors was a small porch where she decided create a garden. She discusses what plants make good patio plants and then offers eight tips for people who want to create a patio vegetable garden. Other features on the site include housecleaning tips, porch swings, building a waterfall, log furniture and working with a contractor. If you follow Jill's tips, you too could have a beautiful porch garden that brings color to your place.

Hydroponic Lighting
The Learning Center on Greentrees Hydroponics has all kinds of information on hydroponic lighting. It has has a chart with information about electric hydroponic light sources. There are metal halide and high pressure sodium lights to help plants grow. Horticultural HID lighting is used by the worlds premier growers to provide many benefits simply unattainable with conventional fluorescent and incandescent lamps. The colors of the spectrum and how they affect plant growing are discussed here. Specifics about hydroponic lighting are offered here in this tutorial to help you choose the best hydroponic lighting for your hydroponic garden.

Setting up Hydroponic Grow Lights
Even Martha Stewart uses grow lights! This website gives a brief overview with step-by-step instructions on how to set up grow lights. The tips include installing the hood, hanging the grow light and adjusting the height of a grow light lamp.

Vegetable Information
This A-Z guide of vegetable information has it all. Looking for information on anise, basil, cilantro, dandelion, eggplant, fennel, garlic, jicama, kiwifruit, leek, mints, oregano, parsley, sage, radish, sesame, tomato, or watermelon? You'll find descriptions of all of those vegetables and more on this site. In addition, there is a Tomato disorder identification guide, information on vegetables' ancestors and the history of vegetables.

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