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Different plants have different needs

Every plant is different and unique and requires certain things. For proper growth, what most plants need are water, nutrients, sunlight, clean air and healthy soil. 333 more words


Honorary Green Thumb

 At Thornton Nursery, we know not everyone is born with a green thumb. If you try every year to bring home pretty new green things to plant just to watch them wither away, Thornton Nursery is here to help with some quick tips on general plant health. 446 more words

Walking into Korean Natural Farming...

Common Mullein, Verbascum thaspus. Also known as Bullock’s lungwort.

I walk as much to see what is around me as to count steps or to wander for a specific purpose. 434 more words

Ledyard Walks

Mark Keeley

Mark Keeley turned a lifelong passion for plants into work that hopefully will help us better understand the way HLB affects Florida citrus trees. He worked in citrus research before starting his Master’s, but said he’s always been interested in plants and has been playing around with them for as long as he can remember. 645 more words

Plant Health

What Does Good Soil Look Like?

Healthy plants start with healthy soil, which is something we tend to forget when setting up a new garden or maintaining our existing gardens. We can hardly be blamed; it’s the beautiful plants that we are really interested in, not the boring brown dirt. 348 more words


Introduction to Plant Health Problems

Plant health problems can be broken into two categories: biotic and abiotic. Biotic problems are those associated with biological phenomena such as insects, animals, pathogens or fungi. 756 more words


International Year of Plant Health

Over the last 60 years the UN has highlighted a range of issues for international attention, beginning with World Refugee Year in 1969/1960. Since then we have had… 783 more words

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