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A Mid-January Newsletter

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A Mid-January Newsletter

We can’t see gaseous invisible home invaders, but they are real.  Plants provide the finest system ever produced for removing these airborne assailants.  Contrary to what you may have read, ALL plants filter the air and remove these toxins.  Determine the amount of light you have available where you plan to add some foliage; we’ll help you choose flora you can be successful with!


If lack of light is an issue, and it is for many homeowners and apartment dwellers alike, we are fortunate to live in the time of LED lighting.  LED or light emitting diodes, have dramatically changed the cost equation and accessibility of in-home lighting, and you don’t have to be an electrician/electronics expert to add them to your needed areas.  If you’re unsure what to do first, tune in Friday for the BNBBC broadcast on, “All About Grow Lights”, with our very own, Vanessa Lang. (It will also be archived for later viewing.) 


In this age of technology, it is quite natural to simply think about purchasing some new-fangled appliance to filter the air.  Another option is an upgrade to expensive filters for your central heat and air system.  Those choices are excellent if removing particulate matter from the air is the goal, but to remove the toxins we bring into the house every day, you need something far more advanced: Plants.


If your memories of the seventies are a bit foggy or non-existent, the use of tropical plants to improve our indoor atmosphere, is not merely aesthetic, as they were back-in-the-day.  While the ‘cool’ factor is undeniable, the health benefits are most important.  Plants remove toxic emissions from synthetic building materials, airborne mold, viruses, and pollutants.  Energy efficient construction is great, but doing so makes spaces as tight as possible, which traps the inside air. These construction materials can also release toxin emissions such as benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, trichloroethylene, and xylene.


Another aspect of gardening is fertilizer.  Austin Lohin will inform regarding proper usage, and instruct how to decipher fertilizer labeling.  His BNBBC broadcast is January 20. 

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David Bates


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