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Community Seed Swap and Seed Starting Workshop, Saturday Jan 30th

2015 Seed Swap

2015 Seed Swap

This is the event that we all look forward to with great anticipation each year. What a great way to kick off spring (albeit a little early!), sharing seeds and garden stories with like-minded gardeners. Expect a diverse crowd of experienced gardeners and seed savers, and those hoping to gain wisdom. Bring seeds you have saved in years past, and extra seeds from packs that you have leftover from last year. If possible, bring snack-size ziplocks or coin envelopes for seed swapping, and a sharpie to label your seeds. We hope to see our seed swap regulars as well as many new faces this year. A short seed starting workshop will begin at 5:30, swapping commences at 6:15. As is tradition, we will be having a gift card raffle, lots of special deals for swappers who wish to grab some supplies, and some beverages for all those who attend. Feel free to bring a snack to share, or contribute something to the community. Over the years we have had folks bring goodies, handmade soap, honey, and homemade ginger beer to share with other swappers. If possible, please RSVP to our event on Facebook so we have a general idea of how many people to plan for. Thanks and hope to see many of you on the 30th!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1665119503731155/

 

 

 

 

New PowerVeg T5 Lamps Are Here

We have been waiting months for this totally new high output Fluorescent lamp, and the wait is finally over! EYE Horitlux has nailed it again with the PowerVEG T5 lamp.
PowerVEG is different. Not only does it produce a well balanced spectrum for your plants, it also provides UVA and UVB. UV is an essential component of the spectrum that produces stronger, healthier plants, allowing them to produce higher quality fruits and flowers. The sooner you introduce UV to your plants, the better your end product. No other T5 bulb on the market produces a spectrum with this quality or UV of any kind.

PowerVEG is the first and only T5 to incorporate full spectrums of UVA and UVB, and is the only T5 grow lamp Made in the USA!!! What can you expect when you add just one or two PowerVEG lamps to your T5 light fixture? (Even adding just one PowerVEG can make a big difference in the performance of a 4 lamp T5 fixture, BTW) Adding the PowerVEG will promote extreme photosynthesis for faster growth; create a stronger root system; and allow for easy transition from indoor veg to outdoor flowering. You will also see that the UV light helps develop stronger healthier vegetative plants that will produce higher yields and higher quality crops. Your grow room will reward you with faster producing yields, vivid colors, more flowering and better tasting crops.

PowerVEG can be used in any existing T5 54W HO lighting fixture. If using all PowerVEG FS+UV lamps in one fixture, we recommend reducing the time the lights are on by 20%. This is due to the quality of the spectrum and the amount of UV coming from the light. If using a 50-50 mixture of PowerVEG and standard T5 lamps, no need to reduce the time lights are on. We have personally just added one PowerVEG to bank of four T5 fluorescents. We recommend the height height above the canopy of plants should be between 8”-16”. The optimal height is 12”.

– See more at: http://www.eyehortilux.com/products/power-veg.aspx#sthash.qakH1k9P.dpufpower-veg-usa

Seed Swap, 2/21, 7pm

You seriously do not want to miss this event if you love seeds and garden talk. Last year it was our most popular event other than our customer appreciation day, and we expect it to be bigger and better this year. Bring your seeds to share, we will provide envelopes and sharpies for the swappers. No seeds? Seed swappers are notoriously generous, so no worries. We have lots of seeds and can share. Seed swapping and garden story swapping can build up a thirst and an appetite, so our friends at Jam Pan Food Truck will have their spicy Jamaican deliciousness there, along with their incredibly tasty ginger beer imported from Jamaica, mon.

Contact nancy@newearthgardencenter.com if you want to help out with the swap in any way. #NewEarthSeedSwap, looking forward to it!SeedSwap

Free Hydroponics Workshop, Sat, Jan 24th

This free workshop focuses on practical aspects of successfully operating a home hydro garden. It is for everyone, but those of you that have recently purchased/built a hydro system, or are contemplating setting one up, will find this workshop extremely helpful! We will cover choosing plants, plant spacing, irrigation cycles, grow media, reservoir maintenance, pH control, water temperature, and environment. Also hands on assistance with using ppm and pH meters and reservoir changing.

hydroponics, basil, grow light

Hydroponics in action in our grow room.

NYE Pre-Party, 5pm – 8pm

NYE party

Kinda last minute, but we are going to have an open house/early party for everybody to hit before the real NYE partying starts later in the evening. We honestly could not think of any place we would rather kick off 2015 than at New Earth! We have had an incredible year, most exciting time since the ’90’s…and 2015 is going to rock. It may sound cliche, but it really is because of you. We cannot thank you enough for supporting us and helping us succeed at our dreams!

We will be open all day for business with some year end deals, then at 5, the party starts. We will have plenty of drinks, refreshments, and if you do want to make a purchase, plenty of after-hours deals and surprises. (In other words, we are still working on it!) Probably have some corn hole, backgammon, cards, etc going. Help us plan our seed swap, talk about gardening, have a drink and a bowl of chili…you get the idea. Hope a lot of you can make it, stop for just a quick drink to say hello, or stay till we go home :)