Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips

Aphids, whiteflies and thrips are three of the most common pests of indoor growing areas. Here are some solutions for controlling them.

Edible Flowers

Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers? Dr. Lynette Morgan tells us that, Though it fell out of fashion for a while, feasting on flowers is seeing somewhat of a resurgence....

small space garden

If you have ever grown a houseplant, you can grow greens. Chris Bond goes through some of the different locales and tricks to try to make the best of what you have.

Mycology Fungus

Mushrooms check a lot of boxes for the future of food. While quintessential decomposers, these organisms assist in plant growth, anare packed with protein.


What plants should you use to attract pollinators to your garden? Barbara Shaw gives her advice.

Nutrient Solution

With so many different nutrient lines to choose from, Grubbycup gives us an idea of how.

RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF

The best way to ensure that you starting with a clean foundation of pure water on which to build your formula of plant-specific nutrients for the perfect nutrient...

Grow Tents: 21st Century Greenhouses

Grow tents are a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to bring the greenhouse inside. Casey Jones Fraser explains why he’s a big fan.

Soil Testing: Give Your Ground a Surprise Pop Quiz

Having your yard landscaped can be expensive; so, before you or someone else starts digging, be sure to take the soil test so your money doesn’t go to waste.

Plant Nutrition: To Supplement, or Not?

From essential elements, to composts, to micro-organisms, there sure are a lot of things growers can provide their plants. But is it all good stuff?

The Science Behind Light

Every garden is different, but the laws of physics apply equally to them all. See how it applies to light.

Efficiency and the Indoor Garden

‘Why bother taking steps to maximize efficiency? My garden works, isn’t that enough?’ A garden writer examines cost versus yield in a typical indoor garden set-up and...


While zinc is a common micronutrient for plants, fish find it very toxic even in low doses. Though galvanized steel tanks may seem appealing to use for your aquaponics...

What Makes Healthy Soil?

When it comes to gardening with soil, a little soil science knowledge goes a long way in maintaining a healthy medium for your plants. Here are the properties...

How to Keep Your Plants Healthy

We all want to keep our plants healthy. However, when we see leaves that don’t look quite right, many of us overlook some of the more common potential sources of the...


Why are the outer edges of my plant's top leaves starting to curl?

There are several possibilities regarding what could be causing your curling leaves. Curled leaves that are not accompanied by any necrosis or browning of the foliar...

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...