Kent Gruetzmacher

Kent Gruetzmacher is a California-based freelance writer and the west coast director of business development at Mac & Fulton Executive Search and Consulting, an employment recruiting firm dedicated to the indoor gardening and hydroponics industries. He is interested in utilizing his Master of Arts in humanities to explore the many cultural and business facets of this emerging industry by way of his entrepreneurial projects.

Articles by Kent Gruetzmacher


Bloom Booster Bloom Booster Bloom Booster Bloom Booster


Advanced horticulturists have the knowledge and experience to achieve results without the use of bloom boosters. Kent Gruetzmacher tells us...

LED Grow Lights LED Grow Lights LED Grow Lights 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.

CEA Programs CEA Programs CEA Programs CEA Programs


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

Troubleshooting Air Quality Issues in a Grow Room Troubleshooting Air Quality Issues in a Grow Room Troubleshooting Air Quality Issues in a Grow Room Troubleshooting Air Quality Issues in a Grow Room


Though a bit less glamorous than lighting, mediums, and nutrients, your growroom’s air quality is vital to a successful crop.

Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners?


When it comes to sterilizing tools in the growroom, is there such a thing as keeping things too clean?

3 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Grow Room 3 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Grow Room 3 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Grow Room 3 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Grow Room


As the cool fall weather slowly morphs into wintertime cold, indoor gardeners need to slim down on their cooling equipment and bulk up on...

Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide


There are many reasons why cultivators might transplant their plants from hydroponic systems into soil. Here's how to go about it.

Tips and Tricks for Properly Sealing Your Grow Room Tips and Tricks for Properly Sealing Your Grow Room Tips and Tricks for Properly Sealing Your Grow Room Tips and Tricks for Properly Sealing Your Grow Room


The whole point of growing indoors is to keep your plants protected from unwanted outside influences, but this only works if your growroom...

Maximizing the Placement of Your Grow Tent Equipment Maximizing the Placement of Your Grow Tent Equipment Maximizing the Placement of Your Grow Tent Equipment Maximizing the Placement of Your Grow Tent Equipment


The use of grow tents is on the rise, but their confined spaces can create equipment set-up challenges. Here's how to best set up the...

Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening


Hand-watering and drip systems both have their merits, but combining these techniques gives growers the best of both worlds.

Affordable Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool This Summer Affordable Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool This Summer Affordable Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool This Summer Affordable Ways to Keep Your Greenhouse Cool This Summer


Don’t worry about having to give up greenhouse growing during the summer. Follow these tips!

How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier


Experienced gardeners know that the sooner plants can be exposed to natural sunlight the better. In northern climates, this can be a tricky...

Hydroponics Economics: Pricing Out a Hydroponic System Hydroponics Economics: Pricing Out a Hydroponic System Hydroponics Economics: Pricing Out a Hydroponic System Hydroponics Economics: Pricing Out a Hydroponic System


For many hydro hobbyists, spending money on their passion is a joy, not a burden. After all, it’s what makes you happy. Still, most of us...

Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants? Can You Remove Salt from Sea Water and Give it to Your Plants?


While regular droughts and fresh water shortages are becoming a reality for many, seawater is still a plentiful resource...

How to Decide Between a Grow Tent and a Grow Room How to Decide Between a Grow Tent and a Grow Room How to Decide Between a Grow Tent and a Grow Room How to Decide Between a Grow Tent and a Grow Room


There are plenty of choices to make when starting a new grow operation, but one of the biggest is deciding on where to house your plants.

Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation Back in Black: The Basics of Light Deprivation Cultivation


Tricking your herbs, vegetables, or flowers into thinking harvest time is approaching through light deprivation can result in more frequent...

The Basics of Wintertime Greenhouse Gardening The Basics of Wintertime Greenhouse Gardening The Basics of Wintertime Greenhouse Gardening The Basics of Wintertime Greenhouse Gardening


For the industrious gardener it is possible to utilize the winter sun to reap bountiful, sun-fueled harvests in a greenhouse.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Seasonal Growing Tips Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Seasonal Growing Tips Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Seasonal Growing Tips Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Seasonal Growing Tips


Growing indoors doesn’t mean the weather outdoors doesn’t have an influence on your growroom environment. It does.

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