organic pest control roly poly

Organic Pest Control And The Roly Poly

Strawberries and sandboxes…. ….and what is the difference between Roly Polies and Sow Bugs? And more importantly, are they harmful to your garden? And what organic pest control methods work for Roly Polies? As a child I spent many summer afternoons playing in the sand box.  Near the sandbox was my mom’s strawberry patch. The strawberry patch was a place…

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Transforming the Water Tank Into a Thriving Ecosystem

AQUATIC PLANTS The growing capacity of your garden does not have to be limited to what can be grown in the soil. Aquatic plants not only add to the aesthetic appeal, they aid the overall functionality of the water tank. Advantages of Water Plants -attractive -improve water quality (acts as filter of unwanted substances) -helps eliminate algae production -provide food…

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Sierra House Elementary; Going Beyond The Curriculum

Sierra House Elementary School in Tahoe, California purchased two 18’ Growing Domes® from Growing Spaces® in September 2014. The installation was complete by November 2014. Michelle McLean, the dome chair; Kristi Wilson, first grade teacher & dome manager; Rebecca Bryson, assistant dome fundraiser; and Ryan Galles, Principal of Sierra House Elementary, had only dreamed about installing greenhouses on the school…

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Greenhouse Mulching

Greenhouse Mulching, Should You? Do You? If So Read This Article And Watch These Videos First!

Greenhouse Mulching You know you should be mulching, right? Or should you? This could be a contentious subject, so before you throw off your garden gloves, let me explain. There are a lot of opinions out there about mulching…. should you mulch should you not mulch what type of mulch should you use Well, we just did a little greenhouse…

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Growing Spaces 2015 Grant Award Announcement

  Growing Spaces is proud to announce this year’s grant recipients. We had several applicants this season, which made the decision quite difficult. By weighing several different factors, such as the quality and details provided in the application, we arrived at a conclusion. We also considered the number of people that would be affected by the project. The grant recipients…

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The National Environmental Education Foundation Partners with Growing Spaces

On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, it was our privilege to attend the opening of the “First Ever Environmental Learning Lab”. Our 22ft. Growing Dome® was purchased for Nizhoni Elementary School by Samsung, in partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation. We are so happy to be chosen as strategic partners for their “Greening of the Stem Program!”. We at…

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community garden

Community Greenhouse in Manchester, UK Makes Real Food

    Here at Growing Spaces we often talk about how we have Growing Domes at over 100 schools around the world. Our founder, Udgar Parsons, grew up in England and has spent the later part of his life in the US. His multi-national background makes him naturally excited to now own an international company. When Growing Spaces founder and…

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Tour of Domes

Pagosa Springs Tour of Domes April 23,2015

              Join us Thursday, April 23rd from 3-6pm for a free, self-directed driving tour of Growing Dome greenhouses in the Pagosa Springs area and see how mountain folks are gardening year-round. Growing Spaces LLC and two Growing Dome owners invite you to spend time in seven different Growing Domes, taking in the beauty and…

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aphid management

Aphid Control: Why Aphids Suck

There are over 900 thousand known insect species on earth, but aphid species are some of the most well known to gardeners. Did you know there are many different species of this notorious pest insect? Although we generally refer to all aphids as a general pest, different species actually affect gardens in various places because they have specific winter hosts….

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Growing Spaces, Growing Dome, Real Food

Eat Real Food

EAT REAL FOOD! I always love January as a time for various “year in review” articles and summaries as well as my own planning and dreaming for the New Year. One thing has really struck me after “the warmest year on record” and the economic volatility that keeps us Baby Boomers working past retirement age is that many of us…

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