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Making Sure Potted Plants Stay Hydrated While Vacationing

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours

How to make sure your pots stay hydrated while you’re on vacation. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Your plants in the ground will usually be fine for a week or so without watering, especially if there’s some rain in the forecast. But because containers have limited space for holding water and are more exposed to warm temperatures, …

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The Importance of Humidity When Caring for Orchids

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The importance of humidity when caring for orchids.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The ideal daytime humidity for most orchid plants is from 60-80% and possibly more during hot seasons. Most orchids are tropical plants, but that doesn’t mean they need rain forest humidity to grow in your home. Orchids like air movement. Indoors, an overhead paddle …

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How Much Light Do Your Orchids Require?

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How much light you should and shouldn’t give our orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re wondering how much light you should or shouldn’t give your orchids, from a plant’s perspective, houses usually have dim light, so you’ll usually have better luck with orchid varieties that tolerate low light levels. East-facing windowsills are great spots for orchids; …

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Proper Way to Fertilize Your Orchids

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The proper way to feed your orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. In order to keep your hard to grow orchids thriving, they will need to be fed properly. Orchids require very low amounts of fertilizer when they are actively growing leaves and roots. The American Orchid Society recommends feeding your plants regularly with a 20-20-20 fertilizer …

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Tips for Caring for a Tough-to-Grow Houseplant

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to care for a houseplant that has a reputation for being tough to grow. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Orchids have a reputation for being tough-to-grow houseplants. Sure, they may require specialized potting mix and a certain amount of water to thrive, but this large, diverse group of plants includes many species that are easy to grow …

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Gooseberries: The Best Way to Grow and Eat Them

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to grow and eat Gooseberries. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’ve never seen or tried them, gooseberries look a little bit like a large grape: translucent skin, ovoid-spherical shape, and similar coloring. You can find them in greens, purplish-reds, whites, and yellows. Left to ripen, they do have a sweetness, but they are more readily …