We stock DTE products in large sack sizes! Feed your soil, feed your plants!
We offer a selection of OMRI and EPA Safe products including Lost Coast Plant Therapy, Green Cleaner, Neem Oil, Bonide Sulfur, Safer Brand Products and many more.
Nectar for the Gods takes a scientific approach to plant nourishment. It may seem unfamiliar at first but we believe that if you stick with it for a couple of weeks you and your plants will notice the difference.
The feeding Regimens reflect the collective knowledge and experience of input of countless Nectar for the Gods gardeners.
Have a question? You'll find many answers to common gardening problems here!
Whether you are planting seed starts or cuttings there are certain requirements for healthy plant growth. Below is a list of important factors to consider for a successful garden.
Temperature - Plants grow well only within a limited temperature range. Temperatures that are too high or too low will result in abnormal development and reduced production. Warm-season vegetables and most flowers grow best between 60° and 75° or 80° F. Cool-season vegetables such as lettuce and spinach should be grown between 50° and 70° F.
Light - All vegetable plants and many flowers require large amounts of sunlight. Proper indoor lighting might be required when using a greenhouse, depending on the time of use it is used. A garden needs at least 8 to 10 hours of direct sunlight each day to produce healthy happy plants. Adequate spacing between plants will ensure that each plant receives sufficient light in the greenhouse. Greenhouse plants will not do as well during the winter as in the summer. Shorter days and cloudy weather reduce the light intensity and thus limit production. Most plants will do better if grown from January to June or from July to December than if they are started in the fall and grown through the midwinter months.
Water - Providing the plants with an adequate amount of water is a priority, especially during the hot summer months. If a plant is not kept sufficiently moist, the plant roots will dry out and some will die. Even after the proper moisture level has been restored, the plants will recover slowly and production will be reduced.
Water quality should also be considered. Water with excessive alkalinity or salt content can result in a nutrient imbalance and poor plant growth. Softened water may contain harmful amounts of sodium. Salt levels greater than 0.5 millions or 320 parts per million are likely to cause an imbalance of nutrients. It is generally a good idea to have your water tested before you start your garden.
Oxygen -. Plants require oxygen for respiration to carry out their functions of water and nutrient uptake. In soil adequate oxygen is usually available, but plant roots growing in water will quickly exhaust the supply of dissolved oxygen and can be damaged or killed unless additional air is provided.
Macro Nutrients - Plants must absorb certain minerals through their roots to survive. In the garden these minerals are supplied by the soil and by the addition of fertilizers such as worm castings, manure, compost, and fertilizer mineral salts. The essential elements needed in large quantities are nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur.
Micro Nutrients or Trace Minerals - iron, manganese, boron, zinc, copper, molybdenum, and chlorine are also needed but in very small amounts.
Propagation is the process of creating new plants from a variety of sources: seeds, cuttings, bulbs and other plant parts. Seeds are typically produced from sexual reproduction within a species, because genetic recombination has occurred. A plant grown from seeds may have different characteristics from its parents.
Propagation can also occur through cloning, tissue culture and grafting as well. Plants are produced using material from a single parent and as such there is no exchange of genetic material, therefore vegetative propagation methods almost always produce plants that are identical to the parent.
We carry a variety of high quality Endo & Ecto Mycorrhizal
root growth enhancers. Mycorrhizal fungal filaments in the
soil are truly extensions of root systems and are more effective
in nutrient and water absorption than the roots themselves.
More than 90 percent of plant species in natural areas form
a symbiotic relationship with the beneficia lmycorrhizal fungi.
In soils that have been disturbed by construction, intensive
cropping practices with applications of fertilizers containing
pesticidesand other chemical products, the mycorrhizae content
has considerably diminished, and has become insufficient to significantly enhance plant growth.
Plant Therapy We trust in nature's solutions to thriving and believe in creating a sustainable future by the daily actions we take with the products we use. Both organic and conventional farmers can be proud of taking care of the environment and their workers, while eliminating crop damaging mildew, mold, fungus and insects with affordable and non-poisonous Lost Coast Plant Therapy.
Nuke Em® insecticide/fungicide is a pesticide that has been proven effective in both hobby and commercial grows and its purity is verified. It targets all species of Broad Mites, Russet Mites, Spider Mites, Leaf Aphids, Whitefly and other plant leaf parasites. Its unique formula also allows for outstanding control of powdery mildew found in the garden. Nuke Em® uses ingredients that are either food grade or organic listed which makes it skin contact friendly. Nuke Em® does not have any heavy oils or detergents in the formula that could slow plant growth or make produce taste bad. It may be applied throughout the grow cycle and if need be applied after harvest.
Green Cleaner can be sprayed on plants of every age, from clones through harvest. Unlike other products, spider mites do not get immune to Green Cleaner. Kills mites and their eggs. Washes powdery mildew right off the plant. All natural, you can even use Green Cleaner on the day of harvest. Green Cleaner is concentrate.
Hydrogen Peroxide is familiar as a household disinfectant and bleaching agent. This colorless liquid has a chemical formula (H2O2) similar to water, with just an extra oxygen atom, but it is a combustible and corrosive substance, especially at higher concentrations.
Commercially available hydrogen peroxide cannot be considered organic.
It completely decomposes to water and oxygen, making it very environment-friendly and safe to be used even in organic gardening.Hydrogen peroxide is effective against most types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. You can use hydrogen peroxide to combat almost all kinds of common fungal infections affecting your garden plants. Dilute with water and use it for spraying plants that show signs of powdery mildew, rust or other fungal infections. Since this chemical can burn plant tissues, correct dilution is important. Read the label of each brand and %. Always experiment on a small area before large-scale spraying.
Hydrogen peroxide acts as an excellent insect repellent, drastically reducing the pest population in the garden. Sap-sucking insects are the most affected, but the chemical solution can kill the eggs and larvae of moths and other harmful pests with its strong oxidizing effect.
Hydrogen peroxide at a higher concentration can be used as a weed killer instead of commercially available herbicides that contain toxic chemicals. Sunlight quickly breaks down hydrogen peroxide, so early mornings and late evenings are the best times to apply it for prolonged action.
Caution: Since hydrogen peroxide, at 10% concentration and above indiscriminately destroys all types of vegetation it comes in contact with. If it accidentally splashes on your hands or gets into your eyes, flush immediately with lots of cold water.
Trellis is used vertically to support your plants or horizontally in multiple layers so your plants can grow through the netting and be supported as it grows. It provides perfect structure for fragile flowers and stems and adds very strong support ideal for growing healthy plants.
The 6" size of the netting allows greater exposure to air and sun and reduces leaf to ground contact which can help prevent pathogenic problems
The perfect greenhouse environment will maintain the following parameters