Andrew Schell has 15 years of technical gardening experience, from warehouse operations in Los Angeles to the full-sun fields of Humboldt County. With a biochemistry degree from Humboldt State University and a plethora of lab experience, Andrew lends his perception of plant processes and nutrients from the molecular level. He is the International Sales Manager for House and Garden Nutrients.
Plant pigments can be used by plants to attract pollinators, such as birds or insects, or to attract or deter predators, depending on the circumstance. Here is a...
As the ground-up seed husk tissue from the coconut palm tree, coco coir has become a popular and effective growing medium for indoor and outdoor gardeners.
Vitamins are complex organic compounds required by all living organisms in small amounts for healthy day-to-day functioning. Let’s take a closer look.
Paclobutrazol is a plant growth regulator (PGR) that is present in a number of popular products on the market and is used by a significant percentage of growers in the...
In this day of dwindling resources and overpopulation, the term “peak oil” is often seen in headlines, but have you ever heard of “peak phosphorus”?
Scientists are learning more and more about mycorrhizae, the symbiotic associations between fungi and plant roots, and the benefits these relationships can have on...
After water, amino acids are the second most prominent molecules in plants and animals. They act as the building blocks of proteins.
This is the final installment in a three-part series on plant hormones, this time focusing on ethylene.
This is the second installment in a three-part series on plant hormones. This time we focus on gibberellins, cytokinins and abscisic acid.
In the first installment in a three-part series on plant hormones, we look at auxins.
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