Cory Hughes

Cory Hughes is a former police officer turned full-time commercial grower in Denver, Colorado.

Articles by Cory Hughes


Grow Food, Not Lawns with the Fleet Farming Method Grow Food, Not Lawns with the Fleet Farming Method Grow Food, Not Lawns with the Fleet Farming Method Grow Food, Not Lawns with the Fleet Farming Method


Fleet Farming began with one goal: to reduce pollution by helping homeowners transform their lawns into sustainable food gardens.

The 6 Most Common Types of Hydroponic Systems Found in Modern Grow Rooms The 6 Most Common Types of Hydroponic Systems Found in Modern Grow Rooms The 6 Most Common Types of Hydroponic Systems Found in Modern Grow Rooms The 6 Most Common Types of Hydroponic Systems Found in Modern Grow Rooms


Hydroponic systems have come a long way since they were first envisioned. These are the six types of hydroponic systems that you will find...

Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden


Do-it-yourself solutions can be a great way to save money, but there are some fixes that you just shouldn’t do in your garden.

How to Help Your Plants Deal with Drought How to Help Your Plants Deal with Drought How to Help Your Plants Deal with Drought How to Help Your Plants Deal with Drought


The prospect of drought is alarming for any grower, but with a little preparation, it doesn’t have to mean the death of your crop.

How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution 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...

5 Mistakes Rookie Home Growers Make 5 Mistakes Rookie Home Growers Make 5 Mistakes Rookie Home Growers Make 5 Mistakes Rookie Home Growers Make


If you are new to maintaining a home garden, there are a handful of rookie mistakes that are easy to make. Fortunately, you don't have to...

Tips for Preventing Mold Growth in the Grow Room Tips for Preventing Mold Growth in the Grow Room Tips for Preventing Mold Growth in the Grow Room Tips for Preventing Mold Growth in the Grow Room


Mold is a sneaky thing. It can find ways to infiltrate your perfectly clean growroom.

Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH


The best growers have the basics of horticulture down pat. One of the most important basics is understanding pH.

Shifting Habits, Shifting Minds: Food Waste in the 21st Century Shifting Habits, Shifting Minds: Food Waste in the 21st Century Shifting Habits, Shifting Minds: Food Waste in the 21st Century Shifting Habits, Shifting Minds: Food Waste in the 21st Century


One of the biggest problems facing America in the 21st century is the vast amount of perfectly good food that finds its way into dumpsters...

Three Secondary Nutrients Walk Into a Garden Three Secondary Nutrients Walk Into a Garden Three Secondary Nutrients Walk Into a Garden Three Secondary Nutrients Walk Into a Garden


Plants require 16 elements to live strong, healthy lives. These nutrients are broken into three categories: primary macronutrients,...

You Light Up My Leaf: New Lighting Technologies for Growrooms You Light Up My Leaf: New Lighting Technologies for Growrooms You Light Up My Leaf: New Lighting Technologies for Growrooms You Light Up My Leaf: New Lighting Technologies for Growrooms


As the years roll on, new and more efficient ways of growing are coming to the market and lighting technology is no exception. Here are a...

Tech Toys for Indoor Gardeners: Plug-and-play Grow Tools Tech Toys for Indoor Gardeners: Plug-and-play Grow Tools Tech Toys for Indoor Gardeners: Plug-and-play Grow Tools Tech Toys for Indoor Gardeners: Plug-and-play Grow Tools


These days, you can do just about anything from your smartphone or computer—you can even grow plants! The set-it-and-forget-it trend is on...

Ready, Tech, Grow: Emerging Technology in Agriculture Ready, Tech, Grow: Emerging Technology in Agriculture Ready, Tech, Grow: Emerging Technology in Agriculture Ready, Tech, Grow: Emerging Technology in Agriculture


Life on the farm isn’t what it used to be. Where there used to be farm hands and back-breaking labor, today there is automation, artificial...

Cal-Mag Supplements: A One-Two Punch for Plants Cal-Mag Supplements: A One-Two Punch for Plants Cal-Mag Supplements: A One-Two Punch for Plants Cal-Mag Supplements: A One-Two Punch for Plants


Fertilizing your garden with a cal-mag supplement will strengthen your plants and ensure a lush, green hue returns to your beauties.

Mycorrhizae: The Feeling is Mutual Mycorrhizae: The Feeling is Mutual Mycorrhizae: The Feeling is Mutual Mycorrhizae: The Feeling is Mutual


Understanding the science behind mycorrhizae and how to apply mycorrhizal fungi in your garden will help you maximize your yields and...

Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers


So long, mixing barrel. See you later, bathtub. Nutrient dosers are time-saving, accurate and easy to use, allowing growers to focus on...

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Magnetic Ballasts to Digital Ballasts? Is It Time to Upgrade Your Magnetic Ballasts to Digital Ballasts? Is It Time to Upgrade Your Magnetic Ballasts to Digital Ballasts? Is It Time to Upgrade Your Magnetic Ballasts to Digital Ballasts?


While a light ballast is fundamentally a power regulator, making the switch from a magnetic to a digital ballast will help you get the most...

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