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The Myth of Cloroxed Clippers


Here's a gardening urban legend for you: a bleach solution is the best choice for disinfecting pruning wounds and tools. So, is it true? Read on to find out.

Fragrant Houseplants


Indoor gardens look and taste great, but don’t forget they can also smell amazing. So, why not treat your nose to some sweet-smelling flowers?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles


Expanded clay pebbles are safe and easy to use, and provide plants with plenty of what they need to thrive. Apply these tips and tricks during your next growth cycle to...

How Much Water is Too Much?


Should you be watering your plants once a day? Different plants and different soils need different watering regimens. Here’s a general guide.

Root Zone


Dr. Lynette Morgan tells us how root zone manipulation can have a huge impact on plant performance.

Bloom Booster


Advanced horticulturists have the knowledge and experience to achieve results without the use of bloom boosters. Kent Gruetzmacher tells us about it.

Understanding PPM in Soil


The over-used expression, ppm, is short-hand for parts per million, and it’s one of the most common items that shows up on soil test reports. But, knowing what ppm...

NFT SYSTEM


If it’s simplicity, low cost, and maximum yields you are after in a hydroponic system, NFT could be the system for you.

natural Inspiration


Using natural concepts as models for solutions in the human world is a process called biomimicry and in this story, Lee Allen takes us to Arizona where two scientists...

Nutrients


When it comes to feeding, indoor and outdoor plants generally need the same nutrients. There are, however, some significant differences in the techniques needed for each...

Hydroponic Nutrients


While hydroponic water culture systems can produce big results, you must work to get those optimal results. One of most important things to do is make sure you’re...

COLDWEATHERCOMPANION


Winter doesn’t have to be cold and lonely. Planting certain fruits, vegetables, and flowers together is a natural way to improve plant production and protect them from...

How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution


Sure, you could just buy a premixed nutrient solution, but where’s the fun in that? If you have some time for preparation, mixing your own nutes is an easy and rewarding...

The Driving Force: Transpiration


We all know that water and nutrients move through a plant from roots to shoots, but do you know how that happens? Dr. J. Benton Jones, Jr. takes a look at the driving...

Removing Pollutants from Indoor Air


Polluted air lowers our immune systems and allows mold, bacteria and germs to sicken us, our pets, and our plants. What can we do about it?

Experts


Air Conditioning


Hello Hewie,Evaporative cooling can be highly effective, however, the amount of cooling that can be achieved with evaporative methods is not unlimited. It’s also...

Hydroponics


Dear Masoud,Growing saffron hydroponically is relatively straightforward; however, the type of system you set up depends on whether you simply want to use hydroponics to...

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...

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