With more and more states legalizing medical marijuana, individuals are starting to branch out and grow their own cannabis. One of the most popular ways to do this (particularly if you live in a more urban area) is with growlights in growlabs. Others are looking at growing plants in a hydroponic system. Regardless of how you grow your plants, you need to know the basics about how to successfully grow them — what kind of nutrients they need, if they’ll need plant support mesh or trellis netting, what kind of light or humidity they require, and so forth. When it comes to harvesting the plant, there may be other equipment you need, such as a tumbler or trimmer. We’ll discuss the benefits of hydroponic systems and grow lights, why the surge in medical marijuana use, and what you should know about tumblers.
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The small patches of dandelions are a little more frequent than in the past. It may be that a few more home owners are taking to heart the recent article that said the declining population of honey bees can benefit from the early season dandelions that creep into yards. Before other flowers start blooming, the article said, these yellow weeds in people’s yards are an important source of protein.
As the market for organic bee pollen grows, it should come as no surprise that products like pure royal jelly and raw organic honey are flooding the market. In fact, an increasing number of bee keepers are looking for ways to increase their production of items that are wanted by a number of consumers. From people who are looking for ways to make sure that they do not fall vic (more…)
Various types of nuts and seeds are natures own health food, in a compact and convenient form. There’re also delicious and versatile, and can be consumed in a number of different ways. Many people however are reluctant to make nuts a staple of their diet, because of the perception that they may be fattening. The nutritional value of nuts is immense and contributes to overall health as well as providing energy boosts for the short term. All kinds of nuts, from the less-known white chia seeds to favorites like peanuts and macadamia nuts have their own special benefits.
The nutritional value of nuts
There’s a reason why nuts are so popular around the world. They’re a healthy and convenient way to get a boost of energy. They have short term benefits as well as long-term nutritional value for a healthy and disease-free lifestyle. When mothers pack a snack of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for their kids, they know these are actually power snacks that w (more…)
There are many people who may wonder why it is worth it to buy raw bee pollen. After all, why would you buy raw bee pollen when you could just buy raw organic honey? But there are uses for both and reasons to buy raw bee pollen and buy raw honey both.
The bee is a fascinating creature, one that is integral to our survival. Surprisingly, bees are pretty fast, typically able to fly as fast as fifteen miles per hour. To pollinate enough flowers to make even just a pound of honey, one honey bee would need to fly a total of ninety thousand miles – this is equivalent to one whole trip around the globe. The average honey bee typically produces only around one twelfth of a tablespoon of honey in its entire lifespan. This is why bees work together, working as a hive to produce significant quantities of honey. For humans, bees are hugely important, as they pollinate our crops, helping to keep them alive and available for growth and (more…)
With summer almost upon us, many people’s minds are turning towards summer treats, like ice cream, gelato, and sorbets (though a surprising amount of ice cream is bought and consumed during the winter months). It’s one of the most popular desserts in the United States. In fact, during any given two-week period, 40% of Americans will be eating ice cream, per research by the NPD Group. Ice cream parties are a great idea for child’s summer birthday and ice cream party supplies (like ice cream cups with lids, colored spoons, and disposable ice cream cups) are easy to find. There are also now more options available if people are vegan or lactose-intolerant, meaning that everyone can enjoy frozen treats. So let’s discuss what you should have on hand for an ice cream party, what some of the key differences between popular frozen desserts are, and other fun ice cream facts!
Ice Cream Vs. Gel (more…)
All across the United States, people love ice cream. All varieties are popular, from soft serve to scooped, from gelato to frozen yogurt, even popsicles becomes increasingly popular during summer months. After all, eating a cone of ice cream is the perfect way to end a long summer day – it makes sense that June is the month where the most is produced in the entire year.
Ice cream is one of the preferred dessert options in the United States, and nearly ten percent of all milk produced by dairy farmers in the United States is sent for the production of ice cream and other similar items, like gelato. Ice cream, though creamy and rich, is (more…)
What do packaging products need to accomplish these days?
It’s not enough to simply keep the product itself safe. A good package needs to be environmentally friendly, communicative to customers and easily disposable all in one go. Today’s world is more active than ever, with millions of products constantly moving back and forth between billions of hands on a daily basis. While this means manufacturers need to produce more in a shorter amount of time, this reduced wiggle room means a higher probability for error. How can you make sure your products are not just safe, but economically and financially viable?
It’s time to look at what food packaging distributors can do for your business.
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Peanuts are just about the most popular nut worldwide, and certainly the most popular nut in America. Fully 90% of homes in the United States are eating peanut butter, and peanuts and peanut butter make up 67% of all the nut consumption in America. America’s peanut trees are feeding the world, with peanut farms exporting more than 350,000 metric tons of peanuts in 2013. The advantages of peanuts are many. Read on for four peanut benefits that might just change the way you snack.
The Advantages of Peanuts: Healthy Fats
If you’re worried about the high-fat content of peanuts, you shouldn’t. The fat peanuts contain is actually almost identical to the fat profile of olive oil. The fat in peanuts (more…)
Wondering about the health benefits of seeds and nuts? From white chia seeds to the macadamia nut, seeds and nuts can be powerhouses of nutrition. A Spanish study that following almost 9,000 people found that those eating nuts at least twice a week were 31% less likely to put on weight. Harvard research says that two servings of nuts a day can be helpful in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and even heart disease. Read on for more about the benefits of tree nuts and some of the other foods that we should all be eating.
White Chia Seeds
White chia seeds will provide you with 11 grams of fiber: a very significant portion of your recommended daily intake. White chia seeds are also 19% protein, 34% fat, 46% carbohydrates, and 6% water. this makes them nearly the perfect snack for most days, and white c (more…)
What’s your favorite drink? Ask the average American and you’ll likely hear something along the lines of a pale ale or hard cider.
When you have a birthday or celebration coming up and you’re rattling your brain for clever ideas, a 64 ounce growler or set of custom growler caps aren’t a bad place to start. When the weeks are long and the work is hard there’s nothing quite like popping open a nice beer with a group of friends. Whether you’ve got a significant other’s birthday coming up or you just want to do something nice for someone you care about, starting with the preferred method of relaxation for working American adults will be a gesture that’s both timely and thoughtful.
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