Vegetable Gardening & Plant Care : Why Do Plants Need Light?

February 15, 2011 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening

Plants need light to survive because light allows plants to absorb minerals into their bodies through photosynthesis. Find out how plants convert carbon dioxide to oxygen with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on photosynthesis and plant care.

Vegetable Gardening & Plant Care : Black Light & Plant Growth

February 8, 2011 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening

Black lights aren’t great for plant growth because plants need red lights that are closer to the intensity of the sunlight. Find out why plants may survive, but won’t thrive under black lights with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening and plant care.

Solar Umbrella Light Latest In ‘Green Gadget’ Garden Lights

January 1, 2011 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips

Get light at the BBQ And Stay Green. [ ]. We’ve all seen the umbrella light that clips around the outdoor umbrella. Well this would have to be the next step, one that’s run of solar power. Who would like this: People who have a large outdoor area that they like to use…

Minutes to Downtown Seattle by the New Light Rail System!

September 4, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under 16 For more information, contact: Melanie Smith 206-369-3404 John L Scott ‘Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of owning a home with a resort like feel!’ Leave the public access road at the end of a dead end street and enter the private drive that winds round a heritage maple tree & discover a beautifully designed Ross Anderson home. Although Normandy Park is miles away from downtown Seattle, in actual commute time, it can be thirty minutes away, or less, by new Sound Transit Light Rail! This is the only station which offers parking. Please, respect the current owners privacy and do not drive past the ‘No Tresspassing’ signs. There is an invisable fence and dogs roam and are possessive. You are very welcome, but you must be invited. Call Melanie Smith for all the details! 206-369-3404. Give your family the space they will appreciate without the big price tag of a neighborhood, closer in. The Home: Old growth fir trim found throughout the home from Canada. Custom cabinetry, Viking appliances, Italian marble counters and eating bar, two gas fireplaces, Milgard windows and doors, all sited on two lots with expansive views of Puget Sound and The Olympic National Forest and Mountains. The Land: Over 41000 square feet of property, complete with an invisable fence, and very, very private. Some of the last large lots on a dead end street to be found in Normandy Park. Step out of the double french doors of the master suite to a new in ground swimming pool behind a

Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using Light Bulbs in Gardening

April 6, 2010 by Mario  
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Light bulbs can provide an artificial source of heat. Learn about gardening with light bulbs from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan defreitas Contact: Bio: Stan defreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as a urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

Basic Indoor hydroponics Gardening Guide – Grow Light Reflectors

March 17, 2010 by Mario  
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Grow Light Reflectors

Often neglected as to their importance, grow light reflectors play a major role in a good indoor hydroponic garden system. Light plays a great role or the most important role in photosynthesis. The use of grow light reflectors in your garden enhances light distribution and ensures uniform distribution. Discounts on quality grow light reflectors are easily available and a super cost effective way of improving your personal garden productivity and efficiency. With effective planning, the use of the right lighting system together with grow light reflectors greatly expands your garden area.

Size and shape are important factors when considering the right grow light reflector. Grow lights and their configuration and personal preference for the amount of light needed to grow your plants are taken into consideration. Horizontal placement of the lights and reflectors are effective ways of mounting this system. Garden size also determines what shape and size of grow light reflector to be used. Smaller grow light reflectors produce higher intensity light beams because of their shorter travel distance.

 Air-Cooled Reflectors

 For additional ventilation and heat control, air-cooled reflectors are used. Indispensable for those gardens cramped in small spaces because of the amount of heat generated by grow lights. It maybe difficult or close to impossible to maintain proper ventilation in such enclosed garden by the use of external fans. Usual setup for indoor hydroponic gardens includes grow lights with air-cooled reflective hoods covered by glass heat shields. This allows the light source to be placed closer to the plant canopy ensuring better light penetration. Gardens with no special cooling requirements also gains to benefit from its installation. This is the ideal setup of an indoor hydroponic garden system; investing a little more provides maximum garden performance and enjoyment for gardeners and hobbyists.