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Biopesticides

Biopesticides

Control pests with environmentally-friendly substances derived from natural sources. Delphinium seedlings are prone to damping-off disease. The sowing instructions for the delphinium seed I ordered from New Zealand recommend adding a fungus to the germinating mix. Say again? Researchers discovered that a beneficial trichoderma fungus protects plant roots from other, disease-causing, fungi. The trichoderma fungus […]

Terrariums with History

Terrariums with History

Miniature greenhouses make indoor gardening stylish and easy. A slim, unobtrusive T-5 fluorescent light fixture in the peak of the roof provides enough light for nearly any plant in the Wardian Case ($249). Wardian cases revolutionized tropical plant collection and cultivation in the 19th century. After Dr. Nathaniel Ward discovered that ferns enclosed in glass […]