Eating Bugs

Dr. Goggy Davidowitz says we’ll have to get over our aversion to the thought of eating bugs. The benefits simply outweigh the down sides.

Plant Starts

There are many benefits to using starts, but there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your garden thrives a few months or years down the road. Grubbycup makes a...


Evolutionary wonders, stomata are vital to plant health. Knowing how they work and what they do for the plant is important knowledge for every kind of grower.

Hydro Meal Planning 101

Every garden is unique, so a one-size-fits-all nutrient scheme isn’t always the best for hydroponic setups. In this article, Eric Hopper lays out the basics of how to...

Lab to Home Gardens: Countertop Tissue Culture

Just as hydroponics was once the tool of scientists until growers modified the technology for their own use, tissue culture is now being carried out in home kitchens, on...

Rooftop Gardening

Urban gardening often means unique locations. Bryan Traficante looks at the rooftop option.

Waste Not a Drop: 9 Ways to Get the Most from Your Water

Water is precious and a finite resource, so it’s up to us as growers to use it wisely. Check out these 9 tips that will help you do your part.

10 Tips For Gardening in Grow Tents

A grow tent is a handy piece of equipment that can turn any kind of indoor space into a garden.

What’s a Grower to Do? Innovative Solutions For The Home Gardener

During his travels and experiences in this industry, Shane Hutto has had the opportunity to meet a lot of growers. He learns something each time he sees a different...

Farm to Table: Culinary Delights in Northern New Mexico

The geography, scenery, and culture in Northern New Mexico are fascinating. And so are the local culinary establishments. Barb Shaw scouted out—some were easier to find...

Think Your Plants Have Interveinal Chlorosis? Here's What to Do

Whether you are a traditional grower in soil or containers, or you grow hydroponically, seeing yellow leaves on plants is inevitable. Being able to identify what is...

5 Growing Mediums and Their Benefits

You've decided to grow something, but have you thought about what you're going to grow it in? Today, we look at 5 different options, and the benefits to each.

Setting the Record Straight: Primary vs. Secondary Plant Nutrients

There can be confusion sometimes when growers talk about nutrients. Our own Chris Bond takes us through the differences, and when we should be using them.

Measuring, Analyzing, and Adjusting Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions

If measuring, analyzing, and adjusting nutrient solutions is a tough task for you, we simplify the concepts for hydroponic nutrient solutions.

How to Make Seed Starters from Your Bathroom's Loofah

Luffa sponges, which are the dried fruit of a vining plant, are more than the ultimate body scrubber in your bathroom. You can also use them as starter rounds for your...


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...