Heather Brautman

Heather Brautman’s hydroponics knowledge consisted of her favorite ride at Walt Disney World before she moved to California in October 2011. Since becoming Hydrofarm’s staff writer in February 2012, she’s been enjoying learning about grow media—like coco coir and perlite—not paparazzi. She has a master’s degrees in technical writing as well as PR/communications.

Articles by Heather Brautman


Amazing Aloe: Beat the Burn With Nature's Natural Nurse Amazing Aloe: Beat the Burn With Nature's Natural Nurse Amazing Aloe: Beat the Burn With Nature's Natural Nurse Amazing Aloe: Beat the Burn With Nature's Natural Nurse


Even if you’ve never broken off a leaf and spread the thin, viscous, clear liquid over a recent burn, you’re probably aware that the...

Contain Yourself: Seven Reasons to Consider Container Gardening Contain Yourself: Seven Reasons to Consider Container Gardening Contain Yourself: Seven Reasons to Consider Container Gardening Contain Yourself: Seven Reasons to Consider Container Gardening


If you’ve grown something in a Styrofoam cup as a child you’ve already done some container gardening—but there’s a whole world of new...

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