In this edition of the Growing tips and Advice we will cover a common issue in cultivation: weeds. First, we'll describe what makes a plant a weed. Secondly we'll cover what the presence of weeds can mean for you cultivation. And finally, we'll talk about ways to fight weeds in your greenhouse.
This is the first part of our multiple-article story about weeds. In this article we will cover the basis of weeds. What types of weeds are there and how could they end up at your growing sites? In the second article that will be published in a couple of weeks, you will read more about measures you can take yourself to prevent and manage the spread of weeds at your sites.
All plant need multiple types of nutrients to grow. However, they do not need equal amounts of the different nutrients. In this article we cover different types of nutrients and the importance of these nutrients to optimal plant growth.
Compressed peat based growing media require some loosening and preparation before taking them into use.
Soft Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are increasingly grown in containers instead of open soil. The advantages of soilless growing in tunnels include a longer growing season and an earlier harvest which is of a higher quality. Growers can precisely time the harvest this way.
In this article we talk about the pros and cons of using perlite and an alternative that could help you avoid the issues perlite can cause.
With this article we want to make tomato propagation easier. Among other things we explain how to optimally prepare the substrate before sowing, what circumstances are required for successful germination and how to take care of the germinating seeds.
Peat is the main ingredient in of substrates from Kekkilä Professional. In this article we explain why peat should not be sterilized before use and how microorganisms in this raw material help your crops fight diseases.
You have probably seen them before, fluttering through your greenhouse: fungus gnats or sciarid flies. These little mosquito-like flies are a common sight in damp areas. But what do these little insects do exactly? And can they be dangerous to your crops? We will tell you all about them in this article.