Manipulating Flowering in the Grow Room Using Photoperiods

Plants that use the duration of their dark periods to signal flowering are said to be subject to photoperiodism and are classified as either ‘short day’ or ‘long day’...

Good to Grow: Ballasts, Coco Coir, Odor-Proof Bags, and Fertilizers

Boost the performance of your garden with the latest products available for modern growers, featuring items from Enroot Products, SANlight, Revelry Supply, Sun System,...

How to Care for Your Holiday Poinsettia Year-Round

With good care, a poinsettia plant can maintain its beauty for much longer than the Christmas season.

The Soil Food Web: How to Build Healthy Soil

There is soil and then there is dirt. They look alike to the untrained eye, however, there is a huge difference between the two.

How to Grow Tubers, Bulbs, and Root Crops Using Hydroponics

We tend to treat potatoes, onions, carrots, and similar root and tuber crops as cheap commodity vegetables, but they have far more potential than most growers realize.

Maintenance Tips for Drip Irrigation Systems

Caring for your drip irrigation system is probably on your to-do list somewhere, but it’s often not seen as something that’s vital to your set-up until something goes...

Understanding the Different Types of Grow Lights Available

When considering the different types of grow lights available on the market, understanding efficiency, both in energy consumption and photosynthetic benefits, is key.

How To Perfect Your Grow Room’s Ventilation System

A good ventilation system is vital for a successful growroom. Here’s how to make sure you have what you need to achieve maximum yields.

Good to Grow: Humidity Control, Lighting Systems, and Ozone Generators

Boost the performance of your garden with the latest products available for modern growers, featuring items from Aprilaire, Hydrofarm, Sun System, Climate Control...

What Plants You Can Grow Even When It's Snowing Outside

Just as evergreens keep their summer color while under a blanket of snow, some vegetables and flowers can thrive while buried under the white stuff.

How and Why Millennials Are Making Urban Gardening Mainstream

Martha Stewart once said millennials don’t have the drive to learn how to grow a vegetable, but nothing could be further from the truth.

4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil

Managing cultivated plants so that they receive just the right amount of water when they need it is as much an art as it is a science.

Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start

Planting seeds ends in either the thrill of that first tiny green shoot or the disappointment of a failed germination.

Creating a Custom Feed Program for Your Plants

There are a lot of plant nutrients and supplements out there to choose from. Casey Jones Fraser breaks down different types of products available to help growers create...

The Many Ways to Use Diatomaceous Earth in the Garden

Diatomaceous earth is an incredibly versatile material that helps with prodigious root systems, silica uptake, and pest control.


My cucumber plants are producing a ton of flowers. Should I pinch them off?

Cucumber plants that are healthy and growing vigorously under good conditions can develop an excessive number of flowers—far more than the plant can successfully carry...

What are the key differences between base nutrients, growth enhancers, and bloom enhancers?

Base nutrients are the soup stock of all feed charts. Supplements are the seasoning added to help the soup taste the best it can. While you might be able to grow plants...

When is the best time to foliar feed my plants? Lights on or off?

First of all, I would like to thank you for such a great question relating to the article: The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding. I want to kick this off by reminding...

How do I set up an auto-dosing system for my plants?

At first glance, autodosing does seem complicated, but it can be simplified. You probably know how it works: you set up tanks of your pH adjustor and fertilizer...

How far from flower tops should a LED grow light be?

For the LED light distance from the canopy top question, I would have to say the rule of thumb for lights is generally to keep them 1 foot away from the top of the...