Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Spring is here and it’s time to think about your outdoor garden. Raised garden beds are a good choice for areas that lack healthy, rich soil.

Essential Oils

More and more, gardeners are turning to essential oils to help combat fungal disease and nasty pests like spider mites. Monica Mansfield explains.

Creating Novel Hybrid Hydroponic Systems

What is hybrid hydroponics? Here, Ryan Taylor offers a definition of this hot catchphrase, gives an example of a custom hybrid system and reveals valuable tips for...

Leafy Greens

Though not as common as Western crops like lettuce, Asian greens grow just as well in hydroponic setups and offer a diverse range of flavors alongside their stacked...

Get Your Grow Space Clean and Fresh For Spring

With spring just around the corner, let Steve Cather give you some tips on what you can do to help your garden stay healthy and pest-free.

LED Grow Lights

Kent Gruetzmacher takes a closer look at LED technology and why urban indoor farmers are shelling out the big bucks use in vertical farming.

Nutrient Element Mixing to Formulate a Nutrient Solution

The following article instructs on how to make your own nutrient solution and address all your garden’s requirements—perfect for the DIY enthusiast.

CEA Programs

The modern gardening movement is experiencing an evolution. This progress has led to the beginning of a novel industry operating under the umbrella term “controlled...


If you want to create an aquaponic system, it’s important to keep in mind how you’re going to balance the nitrogen levels. Denitrification can help with that.

I’ve Got You Covered: Leaf Area Index

Leaf area index can be a little complex to understand, but it can be a useful tool once grasped.


Maintaining a high level of dissolved oxygen in hydroponic nutrient solutions is one of the most important steps an indoor gardener can take. Find out how.

Music and plants

People sing to their plants… but does it work? Chris Bond separates the fact from fiction in this matter by looking at the science.

Grow Room

Hydroponics is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. There are many different systems, add-ons, and tools you can choose from to customize your grow room. Here are a few...

10 Tips Toward a Super Spring Start

Spring planting marks the beginning of the outdoor gardening season, and getting off to a good start can go a long way toward a successful harvest in the fall. Here are...

Seeds and Germination

Thinking about your spring/summer garden already? Well, germination is a great place to start trials that will maximize yields and optimize your plants’ overall...



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...

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...