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Time for the 2021 Eta Aquariids

  Hey sky watchers and stargazers, get ready for another Meteor Shower. The Eta Aquariid meteors can be seen this weekend. Every year between late April and May, the Earth comes into the orbital path of Halley’s Comet, plowing through the stream of comet debris which is the source of the Eta Aquariids. This shower favors the Southern Hemisphere, giving…

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How To Control The Humidity Level In A Greenhouse?

  By Shalini M If you want your plants to grow well in a greenhouse, make sure the humidity level is in the desired range. Excessive humidity can kill the plants because of mold and mildew growth. It can cause fungal infection in the roots, stems, and leaves of the plants. Let’s find out about the effects of greenhouse humidity…

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NATIONAL WILDFLOWER WEEK

  What is National Wildflower Week? Always the first full week of May, National Wildflower Week commemorates the colorful blossoms that bring our landscapes to life. Whether they are on mountainsides, pastures or our own back yards, wildflowers create habitat, help conserve water and reduce erosion. HOW TO OBSERVE Take a guided through any of the many nature conservancies across…

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Benefits of Having a Greenhouse

greenhouse

  By Tricia Deed What is a greenhouse? It is a multi-functional building for starting, growing, or maintaining plant seeds, young plants, and plants foreign to the current environment. Many seeds from fruits, flowers, vegetables, herbs, and trees will grow in a greenhouse. The building is helpful in providing work space and storage facilities. Other benefits include: *No pests: There…

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How to Control White Fly

White Fly

  By Louise Hodges White Fly (or White Flies) are insect pests that live primarily on the undersides of plant leaves. They are exceptionally small and are a huge problem in Greenhouses as they can make it through even the smallest of screens. They multiply very rapidly and cause a great deal of damage – in fact, in three different…

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World Naked Gardening Day (video)

Naked Gardening

  If you love gardening and enjoy watching new sprouts become beautiful full-grown plants, and if you also enjoy being naked outdoors, then World Naked Gardening Day is for you. World Naked Gardening Day is an annual international event generally celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Mark Storey and Jacob Gabriel founded World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD)…

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It’s Time For the 2021 Lyrids (video)

  It is that time of the year, again… it is time to look up and enjoy the 2021 Lyrids meteor shower. The Lyrids reaches its peak on the night of April 21- 22, with some activity on the nights prior and following. Lyrids will appear to originate from the constellation Lyra, near Vega. The source of the shower is…

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The Worm Moon is Coming Tonight (video)

  March’s full Worm Moon arrives on Sunday, March 28! This year, because it is the first full Moon to occur after the spring equinox on March 20, March’s full Moon is the Paschal Full Moon. This means that its date determines the date of Easter which is April 4, 2021! WHY IS IT CALLED THE WORM MOON? The full Moon names used by The…

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Catch The Ursid Meteor Shower (video)

  Here’s a celestial Christmas gift that you can enjoy, the Ursid Meteor Shower… The Ursids meteor shower begins annually around December 17 and runs for a week plus, until the 25th or 26th. This meteor shower is named for its radiant point, which is located near the star Beta Ursae Minoris in the constellation Ursa Minor. The peak will be on Winter Solstice, December 21 and the…

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Watch the Spectacular Geminids 2020

Geminids

  The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of December 13-14, 2020 which is Sunday evening to Monday morning. These colorful meteors tend to be bright, so on a dark night, you can easily spot 50 or more meteors per hour. The Geminids are a prolific meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a “rock comet”…

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