Boveda Two-Way Humidity Control

Do you work hard to grow your own herbs only to have them become dry and brittle in storage? We tested Boveda’s two-way humidity control packs to find out if they could help prolong the storage life of herbs and spices. If you have encountered this issue, take a look a Boveda. Their packs keep humidity at an ideal level without the need of unnecessary chemicals.

Boveda is easy to use and only includes salt and water. Just place the pack into the container with your herbs and spices to keep the humidity at an ideal level. Boveda packs monitor the humidity levels and add or remove moisture as needed. This environment and moisture level allows you to have more control over your stored items and helps you maximize the life and aroma of your hard work.

That is not all – Boveda two-way humidity packs can also be used for many products you may want to protect from humidity changes. This could include grains, nuts, dried fruits, tobacco, sugars, and more. You can even use Boveda when storing electronics or wooden instruments.

If you frequently store food and want a solution to prolong shelf life, Boveda two-way humidity packs can help. Have questions? Give us a call!

1 Day Sale! 15%-50% off Saturday, November 17th

hydroponics on sale, atlantis hydroponics sale, grow lights on sale,

Canna Lovers, Get all your Canna Nutrient and Coco questions answered at the Atlanta West Midtown location by a Canna Nutrients Rep, along with prize giveaways, and complimentary snacks and refreshments!

Web Shoppers, order Online and receive 15% off orders placed 11/17.

Use hydroponic promo code ILOVEHYDRO at checkout.

It’s Officially Apple Pie Season!

Mercier Apple Orchards in Blueridge, Georgia

Mercier Apple Orchards in Blueridge, Georgia

Hi guys! Sara from Marketing here to tell you about my trip to the Mercier Orchards in Blueridge, Georgia. The lines were pretty crazy for the pick-your-own apple tours, so I settled on a bag of Jonagold Apples for my pie. Traditionally, apple pies are made with a less-sweet variety like a Granny Smith Apple, but in an effort to make a somewhat healthy pie, I picked a sweeter variety so that I could cut the sugar in half.

Now, I am a big Paula Deen fan and have been since I was a teenager when my mom first took me to eat at her restaurant in Savannah. I have all of her cookbooks and treasure her recipes almost as much I do my grandmothers. The following recipe is based on Paula Deen’s apple pie recipe, but modified to stay as local and organic as possible.

I hope yours tastes as good as mine did! Honestly, I’m not sure which was better, the apple pie or the hard cider with peach that I bought from the Mercier Orchards Hard Cider Tasting Room!

Ingredients

Dough and Filling:

  • Dough for a double crust 9-inch pie (homemade, frozen, or refrigerated)
  • 1/4 cup organic unbleached sugar (3/4 cup if you are using tart apples)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose organic flour (for the super healthy try using whole wheat flour!)
  • 1 teaspoon ground fair trade cinnamon
  • Dash sea salt
  • 3 1/2 cups peeled apples
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar organic applesauce (I was lucky enough to have some canned by a friend who works at Georgia Organics!)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons organic butter, chopped into small pieces

Crunch Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose organic flour
  • 1 tablespoon organic unbleached sugar
  • Dash sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon organic butter, at room temperature

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Line a 9-inch pie pan with half of dough. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Stir in apples, applesauce, and lemon juice. Spoon apple mixture into pie pan and dot with butter. Cut remaining crust into strips; arrange in a lattice design (or get funky and use your favorite cookie cutter to make shapes – I used stars!) over top of pie. For crunch topping, combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Using a fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over top of crust. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for about 45 minutes, or until crust and topping are golden brown.

Obviously, apple pie is served best with vanilla ice cream! Enjoy!

Crunch Top Apple Pie

Crunch Top Apple Pie

How to Yield 30 Lbs. from One 600 Watt HPS Grow Light!!!

Hydroponic Black Krim Tomatoes

Hydroponic Black Krim Tomatoes grown with Canna Nutrients

Just to give you all a taste of what is possible, try growing 30 lbs. in 16 weeks from seed under only one 600 watt HPS light. This is not just theoretically possible but actually accomplished by Atlantis Hydroponics.

 The Set-Up:

From January 1st 2011 when the seeds were planted until the last of the fruit was ripe and picked Atlantis Hydroponics’ own, Scott from Chattanooga TN grew the Black Krim strain of tomatoes with ease using the Canna Aqua series of nutrients.
They tasted even better then they look!