The Benefits of Using an Irrigation System in Your Garden

Using an irrigation system is superior to hand watering your garden. Here's Why.

The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production

Lilies are a beautiful and popular flower that can be very effectively grown hydroponically, but all systems are not created equal. Which systems are best?

7 Practical Heating Solutions for Your Indoor Grow

Heating your indoor grow can be a problem, but it's a problem with some practical solutions

Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed?

Interveinal chlorosis is a disease that can be easily spotted and, with the right information, easily treated.

Personal Food Computers: The Ultimate Community Garden?

The Personal Food Computer (PFC) could have us creating our foods like a Star Trek replicator. Learn more about it here.

Two Flowering Rooms and Others Ways You Can Adjust Your Indoor Grow for Winter

Indoor gardeners can adapt to the winter growing season in a number of ways, including adding a second flowering room.

Volcanic Power: Give Your Veggies a Blast of Flavor and Nutrients

We live in a world where most consumers value pretty vegetables that lack nutrition and flavor. Our meals make for pretty photos on social media, but they are not as...

Methyl Jasmonate: Plant Defender and Communicator

For centuries, methyl jasmonate has been used in perfumes and teas as a component of the fragrance jasmine. It wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century that...

Good to Grow: LED Grow Lights, Hydroponic Bucket Systems, and Calcium Additives

Boost the performance of your garden with the latest products available for modern growers, featuring items from Lumileds, Vitaponix, Divine Hydroponics, Sunlight Supply...

Improving Soil Quality with Crop Rotations

You don’t have to be a commercial farmer to benefit from crop rotation. Some simple planning for your home garden will keep the soil healthy and the environment happy...

3 Ways to Control Odors in a Grow Room

With modern hydroponic equipment being as good as it is these days, most odors and bacteria can be scrubbed out by passing contaminated air through a carbon filter.

The Art of Harvesting Hydro Hops

Hydroponic hops aren’t new, but growing them in nutrient-rich solutions is.

Secondary Micronutrients That Are Crucial to Plant Health

Most growers have a handle on primary nutrients and macronutrients, but how is your understanding of the lesser known secondary and micronutrients?

What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health

The distance between nodes can tell us quite a bit about how a plant is doing. Here’s how to decipher it.

Tips & Tricks for Caring for Your Christmas Tree

For those who opt for a cut or living Christmas tree during the holiday season, the care and culture of the tree while it is indoors is critical for its prolonged use,...


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...