For Better Gardens & Gardening (02)
31 Gardening Resources for Beginners by Accidental Hippies
Gardening is not just a pleasurable and relaxing hobby; it also paves the way for a better, more productive, self-sufficient and sustainable life. This is why interest in gardening has been growing steadily. However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start. Fortunately, Accidental Hippies provides beginning gardeners 31 online gardening resources in this lengthy post. Here one can find links to online courses, beginner guides, container gardening, and a permaculture and garden planning. These links give information on gardening mistakes, homesteading, the cost of starting and keeping a garden, garden basics and a whole lot more.
Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses
Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses is a subscription-only magazine for existing and intending commercial growers, hydroponic industry service providers, researchers and educators, and anyone else with an interest in hydroponics and greenhouse technology. Each issue of the magazine contains the latest hydroponic industry news and new product developments, advice columns, grower application and 'how-to' articles, hydroponic industry research and developments, and technical issues affecting commercial growers worldwide. It is available in paper and online.
Smokey's Gardens Blog
Smokey’s Gardens is one of the largest growers of the daylily, a perennial flowering plant, in the United States. They provide their customers with daylily plants, seeds, seedlings, collections, and specialty lots. This blog discusses everything about the daylily – its numerous varieties, its growth and upkeep, the diseases and pests that affect it, its foliage habits, and ways to hybridize daylilies, among others. The blog also features entries about landscaping, tips on flower gardening, different garden trends, designing gardens, and more. Through the blog, one can also read news about Smokey’s Gardens and view seedling pictures from the blog’s photo gallery category.
Hydroponic Gardening Lessons
Because hydroponics incorporates so many facets of basic science, including biology, botany and chemistry, this website offers useful resources for teaching about hydroponics. Many lesson plans are available on the following topics: introduction to hydroponics, hydroponic history, constructing and building a hydroponics system, meeting the needs of hydroponic plants, hydroponic plant nutrient requirements and plant testing, hydroponic seed germination, photosynthesis and light, botany introduction, biological pest control and the business and industry of hydroponics.