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About Calvin & Crystalyn

Geeky Greenhouse was created by Calvin and Crystalyn (creators of Pepper Geek). With a combined 15+ years of gardening experience, our aim is to help beginner gardeners thrive in their first growing season!

There are many different fertilizer products on the market for home gardeners today. How do you know the right choice for your plants? In this article, I will break down the differences between synthetic and organic fertilizers so you can choose the best fertilizer for your needs. While there are significant differences between organic and …

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If you’re like me, you like to grow big, heirloom tomatoes. These flavorful, juicy varieties are gorgeous and rare, making them perfect to harvest from our backyard garden. When it comes time to harvest, I want to get the biggest tomatoes possible. Over the past 10+ years of gardening, we’ve learned some easy tricks to …

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Growing microgreens is a great way to keep the gardening hobby alive during the winter months. I love having access to fresh greens throughout the year. They’re great for everything from tacos to salads, and they are very easy to grow indoors at home. What are microgreens? Microgreens are the young, edible seedlings of various …

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Grow lights are often one of the most confusing topics for the beginner gardener. Whether you are looking to start seeds indoors, or keep your houseplants happy over the winter, there are many options to choose from. In this article, I will go over the different types of grow lights available on the market. This …

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While many people are familiar with the process of propagating houseplants in water, not everyone knows that you can actually grow your houseplants in water as well. Won’t the roots drown? What about algae growth? I’ll cover these questions and more in this complete guide to growing houseplants in water. I’ll also provide some recommendations …

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Many of our favorite culinary herbs grow on big plants. Rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage, and tarragon can all grow to be 2 feet or taller. As a result, we’re often left with an over-abundance of herbs that have a limited shelf life. While nothing can replace the flavor of fresh culinary herbs, dehydrating can help …

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At the end of the gardening season, you may not be ready to think of next year’s garden. However, late summer and into autumn is an important time of year to prepare for a healthy garden next season. The process of cleaning up is also known as “putting the garden to bed.” The goal is to clean …

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Garlic is one of the kings of companion planting, working well as a neighbor to almost anything in the garden. The narrow profile also makes it an easy crop to sneak into small spaces. So, in this article, I’ll share 15 perfect garlic companion plants to grow. While it works well with almost everything, I’ll …

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When fall rolls around, we love putting together our fall container garden full of colorful annuals. Fall flowers and summer annuals come together to add beautiful autumn color to our container gardens. So, in this article, I’ll share 15+ fall annuals for containers. There are so many great annual plants for ornamental pots or window …

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