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Why on Earth Would I Want to Put Pee in My Garden?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Feb 14th 2019

Photo by Benjamin VorosDoing what’s best for your garden takes sacrifices, amiright?And sometimes that means forsaking public decency in order to nourish those crops.It’s not that you like peeing on p … read more

How to Be Cool at a Reptile Show

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Feb 7th 2019

Going to reptile and amphibian shows is one of the best parts of being a herp enthusiast. You get to see all the animals, and you can hang out with other people who share your interest.You may have no … read more

How to Use Coco Coir with Potted Plants

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 31st 2019

Photo by Patrick PerkinsIf you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you already know what coco coir is. And if you don’t, head on over to our beginner article on types of growing media to find ou … read more

How to Know if Two Reptile Species Can Live Together

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 24th 2019

Photo by Pierre BaminDeciding whether to live together. It’s a big deal. Even for exotic pets.If you’re planning to play matchmaker with two different species of reptile, you’ll need to do some resear … read more

Growing with Soil? You Don't Have to Replace It Every Season

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 17th 2019

Photo courtesy of rawpixelContainer gardening is pretty easy to make work. You can keep potted plants or make raised garden beds to help isolate the area where you’ll be growing and better contro … read more

How to Choose a Healthy Exotic Pet

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 10th 2019

LThere are few aspects of pet ownership more disappointing than bringing home a new pet from a shop only to discover that it’s already in poor health and doesn’t live long after arrival. That’s not ex … read more

​Save Garden Time with Crop Planning

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 3rd 2019

Photo courtesy of Agence Producteurs Locaux Damien KühnWe talked recently about how setting a morning grow room routine can really help you to save time and make sure your plants are all healthy befor … read more

Looking for a Family Trip? You Should Visit Snake Road

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 27th 2018

Have you tried herping in your back yard and been disappointed at the lack of finds? What if I told you there’s a herp hideaway right here in the midwest? And you can take your family there for a fun … read more

You're Not Using Tap Water in Your Hydroponic Reservoir, Right?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 20th 2018

Photo by Jong MarshesOkay so, if you’ve ever had a potted houseplant, most of us just add a bit of tap water and the occasional fertilizer to keep those things going, right? Simple. So it makes sense … read more

Roundup of Events Going On at Tye-Dyed

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Dec 13th 2018

Are you looking for something for your kids to do in the Fairview Heights area? We've got several events planned at The Tye-Dyed Iguana this month and next month. And the good news is that they're all … read more