Posts published on March 2012

Guide to Organic Pest Control

Articles, Gardening, Grow Tips

Contrary to what most people believe, “organic” does not automatically mean “pesticide-free”. It means that these pesticides, if used, must be derived from natural sources, not synthetically manufactured. All pesticides, whether they are organically or synthetically derived, have some degree of toxicity, and therefore potential to harm human health and the environment. To reduce their use, many organic farmers focus on a system of integrated pest management (IPM), which is an eco-friendly technique of controlling pests through the use of long term prevention and environmental balancing strategies.

Organically Speaking 101

Gardening, Grow Tips, Lifestyle

As the Green Revolution continues to evolve and influence modern society, the word “organic” is becoming recognized as an important yet controversial term on ingredient labels of popular products.  As responsible and progressive consumers, many of us face the decision whether to go organic or not. While an organic lifestyle has adopted an eco-saavy, or […]

Starting Plants From Seeds

Articles, Gardening, Grow Tips

With spring right around the corner, ‘tis the season to get ready for planting! One of the first steps towards growing your own garden is germinating your seeds. There are several ways to start seeds, whether it is with a paper towel, starter plugs, rockwool, or directly into soil or soilless medium. The process for […]

2012 Red Hot Chili Peppers Ticket Raffle

Events

San Diego Hydroponics & Organics is bringing you yet another opportunity to win great prizes! All summer long we will be raffling off tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers play live in concert. It’s free to enter the contest, so don’t miss out on your chance for you and a friend to see […]

How To Take Clones/Cuttings

Articles, Gardening, Grow Tips

It is best to take clones off of a plant in the vegetative stage.  When you take a clone off of a flowering plant more energy ill be used to switch back into the vegetative stage.Your mother plant or “donor” plant should be a healthy, established plant so you can take healthy clones.  You do […]

Preparing Your Planter Beds

Articles, Gardening, Grow Tips

Planting your own garden can be a very rewarding experience. Digging in the dirt not only leads to a bountiful harvest of healthy homegrown produce, but it may actually be good for your health. Scientific research proves that specific bacteria that thrive in soil release natural anti-depressants that are said to increase serotonin levels, making […]

Starting plants from seeds

Articles, Gardening, Grow Tips

With spring right around the corner, ‘tis the season to get ready for planting! One of the first steps towards growing your own garden is germinating your seeds. There are several ways to start seeds, whether it is with a paper towel, starter plugs, rockwool, or directly into soil or soilless medium. The process for […]