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High-Tech Plant Helpers; Hydroponics, monitoring systems, even an electric pollinator (PHOTOS)

What busy person couldn’t use a little help to make life a bit easier? From soil humidity sensors to computer-generated growing tips to weather detection devices, a new generation of high- and somewhat low-tech gadgets are available to assist us all in indoor and outdoor gardens. 1,146 more words


Sparkling Mexican Tree Spinach

Has anyone who has grown Mexican tree spinach noticed it sparkle under grow lights?
Here’s a picture of mine today. (Well spotted by the boyfriend) 27 more words


Homestead Diary March 11th, 2016

I started this week by ordering a couple of expensive but hopefully one-time tool purchases. The first is a Meadow Creature broadfork. Broadforks are a manual cultivation tool that loosens and aerates soil for improved tilth without inverting any of the soil layers. 788 more words


Containers Galore!

Summer weather has hit New England, which means I can finally transplant my hot weather plants outside. This is good news for my seedlings, which are getting so big the word “seedling” has become generous.  376 more words