Posts published on June 2012

Frequently Asked Questions About Organic Food & Farming

Articles, Gardening

Organic certification is a process of certifying that a certain product has passed performance and/or qualification requirements stipulated in regulations for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. Achieving certification generally involves complying with a set of production standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping that include

PAR Watts

Articles, Gardening

By Sunny Datko Plants see light differently than human beings do. As a result, lumens, lux and foot-candles are not exact measures for plant growth because they are used for human visibility.  Since plants use energy between 400 and 700 nanometers and light in this region is called Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), we could measure […]

PAR & The Light Spectrum

Articles, Gardening

By Sunny Datko Light is essential to our vision and plant growth but the ways our eyes and plants react to this light are entirely different processes. While the overall physics and science of lighting can be complex we’re going to reduce it to its bare elements here and primarily concentrate on the important plant/light […]

Relative Humidity in Your Indoor Garden

Articles, Gardening

By Sunny Datko What is Relative Humidity? The humidity of the air is basically the amount of water in the air.  The warmer the air, the more water vapor it can hold. This means the maximum amount of water that air can hold is directly related to the temperature of the air. As the amount of water […]