-Naomi Austin- I started working at Fifth Season almost two years ago. I was hired because I love plants and am easy to talk to. Was I a super-experienced gardener? No, but I had basic gardening experience and wanted to learn (and HAVE learned) so much, by talking to customers and colleagues, and from my own experiences with plants at the store and at home. Now I am confident in my understanding of most plants’ basic needs, including common garden plants and houseplants in the home. One area … [Read more...] about Beginning Hydroponics: Walking Through a Simple DIY Hydro Setup
-Luis Guerra- Fluorescent lighting is a great choice for growing plants indoors because it has a low startup cost and can be used pretty much anywhere. Fluorescents can be used in many different applications, from keeping orchids healthy and beautiful, to germinating vegetable starts for market. Please note that not all fluorescent lighting is the same. That flickering fluorescent light at work is not the same as the T5 fixture used for horticultural lighting. T5s utilize and deliver … [Read more...] about Fluorescent Grow Lights: Versatile, Effective, and Priced Right!
Delicious, year round lettuce is easy when you use an indoor grow system like the Sunleaves Float & Grow. The lettuce growing in this system was started from seed just a few weeks ago. It's growing under a Sun System 'Sun Blaze' grow light outfitted with a full spectrum of red and blue T5 bulbs. I can tell you from personal eating experience, the lettuce grown in here is healthy and delicious. This is a simple and easy hydroponic system to set up, even for a soil grower like me. The … [Read more...] about Year Round Lettuce…Fast and Furious