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| By Javan Wells

Why are plant lights useful in winter?

Plants need light to grow and develop. In winter, the sufficient amount of sunlight is often missing, which leads to many plants not growing properly or even dying. Therefore, plants, especially those species that need a lot of light, must be artificially illuminated in the winter so that they can continue to thrive. Plant lighting stimulates the production of chlorophyll and thus growth. So lighting with special plant lamps helps plants grow, form flowers, as well as ripen fruit. Not only in the apartment, but also in the greenhouse, artificial plant lighting is useful in winter.When winter is over, plant lights don't have to gather dust in the closet. They can also be used all year-round, for example, if you...

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| By Javan Wells

You want to become self-sufficient? Here are a few things you need to consider.

More and more people dream of a self-sufficient garden. Numerous books, not only since Corona, have been published about this subject. Fresh vegetables, without chemicals is what everyone wants. But there are a few things you should know, before you can become self-sufficient... Firstly, to be able to supply yourself (almost) completely with fruit and vegetables, the garden area should be at least 50 to 70 square meters - per person! (Children proportionally according to age.) Additionally, extra space is needed if fruit trees and shrubs are wanted. In the countryside, gardens of this size are found quite regularly, but hardly ever in the middle of a city! Even the normal "allotment garden" is way too small. Secondly, a lot of...

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| By Alfred Brusius

Greenhouse ventilation – professional tips and tricks

The ratio of the window area (ventilation area without door) to the base of the greenhouse should be between 18 to 24 percent. This is the only way to achieve an air exchange in the summer with high radiation, which allows a temperature difference between inside and outside temperatures of at least 3 ° C. The exchange of air is also dependent on the wind speed. When buying or building a greenhouse, you should pay attention to adequate ventilation flaps in all roof areas, if possible, in order to be able to ventilate the side facing away from the wind. Additional side vents are always helpful. The best location to install the windows is usually specified by the manufacturer. Using a...

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