Spring is here!
By: Chris Grant
Planting time is almost upon us, soils are warming and the frogs are croaking! Getting your outdoor or indoor garden spaces cleaned up and ready for a new crop can be daunting. For outdoor growers spending the year glued to the garden, unable to go to the river or to take part in music festival season is enough of a job.
All this before the long and dreary days of harvest brought on by rain, maintained by a house full of guests helping to bring the harvest into the market. These guys and gals need your nurturing to keep the harvest moving resulting in more work. Now you have the task of cleaning up, or at least planning it, to make sure you can get a timely start on the next run.
Indoor growers have much less time to pull this off as most of us lose money every day the room does not have flowering plants paying for the lights to be on. This means cleaning up on the day of harvest, making it possible to fill the room with eager plants before you even get your previous harvest to market. Some of the tools and methods used can be employed both indoors and out, some are unique and restricted to one or the other because of cost, safety, or practical reasons. We will be focusing on non-toxic methods and keeping radical insecticides or chemical sterilizers out of the conversation.
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