-Mike Weeks- Growing organically has always been a passion for us, and we love learning and teaching the best methods to do so. Since it's cold, and none of us are really spending much time out in the garden, I thought I would bring you to one of our off-site, indoor hemp gardens, because there’s plenty of action happening there. I have been practicing a gardening method known as “no-till”, a term well-known in the outdoor gardening community, but there are ways to apply this to an indoor … [Read more...] about Blumats and No-Till Gardening
-Gabrial House- Here at Fifth Season Gardening Co. we sell everything you might need for an indoor grow setup, for either the hobbyist or the commercial grower. That includes everything from grow tents, to commercial lighting systems, plus everything in-between. There is one particular piece of equipment that I want to discuss today, however, and that’s an indoor grow air filtration system. When you hear a grower talking about their filtration system, they are almost always referring … [Read more...] about Carbon Filters for the Win
-Luis Guerra- Keeping your grow room clean is extremely important in order to maintain a disease- and bug-free environment. Not any old cleaner lingering underneath your kitchen sink will do the job properly, however. Some cleaners are ineffective, while others can leave a residue which can later leak into your grow. In this blog, I’ll go over some of my favorite ‘go to’ products and how to use them safely and effectively to keep your grow area pristine. Hydrogen peroxide: The stuff you buy … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Grow Room Clean (and Productive)
-Gabrial House- On the blog this week I wanted to take a closer look at flushing our indoor crops before harvest. I often get asked if I flush my plants, what I use to flush my plants and for how long do I flush my crop? Flushing your indoor crop at the end of its life cycle is a critical step that should not be overlooked. To get the most out of our indoor crops, we tend to push our plants hard, using an array of fertilizers and supplements; however, when it comes time to harvest our … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Flush
-Naomi Austin- This time of year, as the leaves fall, and the wind’s chill stings our cheeks, a lot of us don’t think about gardening. However, this time of year is ideal for maintenance, planning, and preparations that will pay great dividends come spring planting time! Tool Care Your gardening tools get a lot of abuse during planting season! They need care during the winter months to keep them sharp and rust free, especially if you own any of our DeWit heirloom tools or Felco pruners. … [Read more...] about Hey Gardeners? No Need to Be Bored During Winter!
-Gabrial House- The Holidays can be a fun, hectic time filled with family and friends. With holiday shopping, dinners, and outings the season just flies by. Today I want to talk about a few items that the indoor grower has probably put off buying until this special time of the year. If you are or know someone who loves to garden indoors, then Fifth Season Gardening Co. is the one-stop shop for you! Lots of growers have a tried and true nutrient regimen that they trust and love. … [Read more...] about The Indoor Gardener’s Gift List of Dreams
-Luis Guerra- In my last submission for the Fifth Season blog, I spoke about three types of media used in hydroponic growing: Canna coco, expanded clay pebbles by Hydrocorn, and Sunleaves ‘Rocks.’ These are all great choices, but they are not the only options available. This post will cover three additional growing media for use in hydroponic growing. Let’s start by talking about rockwool. Produced by heating basalt rock and chalk into a molten lava, rockwool is then spun out (sort of … [Read more...] about Hydroponic Growing Media (Part 2)
Gardeners can have mixed feelings at this time of the year. Some start getting antsy, looking for something green to start or plant. Others see this as a time of rest, a time to enjoy the fruits of our labors. For those of you who just want to kick back and enjoy the time off for now, this article is not for you. But, for those of you who are itching to grow something right now, read on, because where there is a will, there is a way. Lighting technology has not only allowed humans to thrive … [Read more...] about Winter Gardening Indoors
Hydroponic lettuce is surprisingly easy to grow and a great confidence builder for a beginner hydro enthusiast, myself included. I work part time at Fifth Season Carrboro (one year this month!). When I first started working at the store, there were several young guys who were enthusiastic about hydro and took care of that part of the business. They were dialed in, and it was all a mystery to me. My husband was more enthusiastic than I was. But as I watched the plants cycling in and out of … [Read more...] about Hydroponic Lettuce, Simple!
Humans have been cultivating plants in containers for thousands of years. Horticultural pottery fragments from Egyptian settlements date back to 10,000 years ago, and more recent Roman remains have shown that they were likely the first to grow perennials in containers for the purpose of bringing them indoors during colder weather. As gardeners in 2015, the only things that differentiates us is the technology. Unglazed terracotta containers were the OGs of container gardening – these porous … [Read more...] about Plant Containers: Plastic vs. Fabric