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Christina Molcillo

Journalist

Santa Rosa, CA

Christina Molcillo

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Indoor gardens have different soil needs

Moving into the fall season often means moving some of your grow indoors, or setting up houseplants to keep plants around even when it’s too cold to grow outside. Many growers find that one of the easiest things to do is scoop some of the soil they’ve been using outside into a pot for their new transplants because it’s already been amended and successfully brought plants with a healthy yield.
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October means planting has just begun for veggies

For many growers, October means the beginning of harvest season and time to get the garden ready for the cold weather. But, for the warmer climate zones, October means it’s time to get planting – for grows both large-scale and small. In these warmer regions, Southern California especially, growers can point to years of warm Halloween celebrations and toasty Santa Ana winds throughout the month, though the mornings can start off chilly.
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Keep your herbs in one place when trimming

It’s harvest time, so growers are gathering all the help they can get to gather their (hopefully bountiful) yield! Besides picking and gathering fruits and vegetables, there are plants that need pruning and herbs that may need trimming. Because there may be a plethora of plants that require trimming at any given time during the season, it’s a good idea for the grower to have the right tools in place to streamline their workflow.
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Scissors in a garden make more sense than you might think

Fall is the time for harvest, and for cleaning up the garden – no matter what size the grow. Gardening shears are a tool that most gardeners rely on, and while useful, they’re BIG. There are a plenty of detail-oriented chores that would be better (and more neatly) achieved by using a sharp pair of gardening scissors.
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Perk up your garden for Fall

Summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t perk up your garden before Winter comes barreling in and makes the ground feel more like a brick than soil. An easy way to get started is to take stock of what perennials you have currently growing and augment them with some late blooming annuals that will revamp your garden until that first hard frost hits.
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Make an Impact on your yield with Geoflora BLOOM

September is coming to a close, which means the harvest season is almost officially here. There’s still time to give your grow the nutrition it needs to help ease it through this transition phase and bolster flower and fruit production. Even if you’re already using an amended soil, Geoflora BLOOM can be used to re-amend and replenish organic materials in your soil to keep a ready supply of nutrients available in your soil during flowering.
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How to harvest the vegetables you grew with Geoflora Nutrients

It’s almost time to harvest the vegetables that have been growing in the garden, when they’re at their peak of flavor and nutrition. Timing varies between crops, but if you’ve been tracking your grow you’ll know how long they’ve been growing, and can tell when they’re ripe enough to pick. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to make certain you take care with your vegetables as you make your way through the garden.
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Growing indoors for winter? Protect your floors and furniture

Houseplants are a great way to take advantage of the benefits plants bring to the are they’re in, even though the cold weather may be keeping you inside. These benefits range from improvement in air quality, increase in oxygen levels, better overall health for inhabitants of the home, and – according to researchers – improved concentration and memory retention.
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Indoor or patio planters make a difference

It’s been shown that houseplants help clean the air indoors and brighten the mood, while strategically placed potted plants do the same for a patio or deck area. For those who want to expand their container grow beyond a collection of potted plants, a smaller size Geoplanter can make a big difference.
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Ferns will feel at home in a GeoPot Squatpot

As the weather turns colder in anticipation of Fall, most outdoor gardens are getting their last harvest and being prepared for winter. This doesn’t mean that green plants and the smell of soil has to wait until spring comes around again; ferns make wonderful houseplants that will flourish inside and are terrifically low-maintenance.
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What is Coconut Coir?

Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. This fibrous husk is commonly used in household products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. For the hydroponic gardener, it’s best known as a spongy, soilless growing medium that may be added to soil or potting media to increase moisture retention, drainage, and aeration.
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Getting a handle on your next growing season

Gardening can be terrible on the back, especially when dealing with container gardens. The back problems with a container garden aren’t from the bending and squatting that generally accompany weeding in a more traditional garden, but from the bending and lifting of (sometimes heavy) pots to move them to a different area, or to add more potted plants to the yard.

About

Christina Molcillo

I'm an experienced writer with a background developing online content. This includes blogging, social media, articles, and press releases.

I'm a current member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the National Writers Union, and the Redwood Writers branch of the California Writers Club.

I also have a penchant for old cars and even older houses. Currently, I keep busy with a 1925 bungalow in beautiful Sonoma County.

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Skills

  • Creative Writing
  • Design
  • Marketing Content
  • Blogging
  • Press Releases
  • Web Content
  • Social Media
  • Newsletters
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Wordsmithing