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Maximum Yield is a print and online magazine published by Maximum Yield Inc. that covers topics such as hydroponics and organics, as well as greenhouse, container, urban, and vertical growing. Each issue is focused on showing you how to reach your Maximum Yield by providing informative articles on the latest technologies, and plenty of tips and tricks from modern growing experts.
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Good to Grow: Hydroponic Equipment, Expanded Clay, Carbon Filters, and More Good to Grow: Hydroponic Equipment, Expanded Clay, Carbon Filters, and More Good to Grow: Hydroponic Equipment, Expanded Clay, Carbon Filters, and More Good to Grow: Hydroponic Equipment, Expanded Clay, Carbon Filters, and More


Featuring hydroponic supplies, grow lighting, and organic stimulants from Tidal Vision, Grower's Choice, Active Aqua, SuperCloset, Current...

Good to Grow: Trellis Kits, Plant Food, LEDs, Grow Tents, and Air Pumps Good to Grow: Trellis Kits, Plant Food, LEDs, Grow Tents, and Air Pumps Good to Grow: Trellis Kits, Plant Food, LEDs, Grow Tents, and Air Pumps Good to Grow: Trellis Kits, Plant Food, LEDs, Grow Tents, and Air Pumps


Featuring innovative gardening solutions from Kind LED, SCROGGER, Current Culture, Reiziger, Quick-Qube, Blue Diamond, and Growtainer....

Good to Grow: Grow Tents, Grow Bags, Environmental Control, Root Boosters, and More Good to Grow: Grow Tents, Grow Bags, Environmental Control, Root Boosters, and More Good to Grow: Grow Tents, Grow Bags, Environmental Control, Root Boosters, and More Good to Grow: Grow Tents, Grow Bags, Environmental Control, Root Boosters, and More


Featuring the latest products from Titan Controls, Radicle Bags, Gorilla Grow Tent, NovaGreen, Reiziger, and Grower’s Choice. These...

You Tell Us: Good Green Earth Co. You Tell Us: Good Green Earth Co. You Tell Us: Good Green Earth Co. You Tell Us: Good Green Earth Co.


With a focus on composting organic waste, Good Green Earth live up to their name by using centuries-old sustainable biotechnology called...

Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec


Since 2009, Les Urbainculteurs have worked towards the development of a productive and innovative urban agriculture in the Quebec area

How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases


While there are many more plant diseases out there than the ones outlined here, here are the top five plant diseases you should be familiar...

How to Test the pH Level of Your Soil How to Test the pH Level of Your Soil How to Test the pH Level of Your Soil How to Test the pH Level of Your Soil


Knowing your soil's pH values can help you solve many lawn and garden problems. Here's how to test your soil's pH levels

Good to Grow: Reservoirs, Substrates, Environmental Control, and Nutrients Good to Grow: Reservoirs, Substrates, Environmental Control, and Nutrients Good to Grow: Reservoirs, Substrates, Environmental Control, and Nutrients Good to Grow: Reservoirs, Substrates, Environmental Control, and Nutrients


Boost the performance of your garden with the latest products available for modern growers

Good to Grow: Rooting Compounds, Lighting Accessories, Grow Cabinets, and More Good to Grow: Rooting Compounds, Lighting Accessories, Grow Cabinets, and More Good to Grow: Rooting Compounds, Lighting Accessories, Grow Cabinets, and More Good to Grow: Rooting Compounds, Lighting Accessories, Grow Cabinets, and More


This week we are featuring items from SuperCloset, AgroLED, Nanolux, Ed Rosenthal, and Wood's. These products are all #GoodtoGrow

Good to Grow: Nutrients, Pest Control, and LEDs Good to Grow: Nutrients, Pest Control, and LEDs Good to Grow: Nutrients, Pest Control, and LEDs Good to Grow: Nutrients, Pest Control, and LEDs


In the latest Good to Grow column, we feature KIND LED, Growth Science Nutrients, Supreme Growers, Hydroworxx, Dr. Earth, and Reiziger....

Good to Grow: Soilless Grow Media, Nutrients, Sprayers, and Boosters Good to Grow: Soilless Grow Media, Nutrients, Sprayers, and Boosters Good to Grow: Soilless Grow Media, Nutrients, Sprayers, and Boosters Good to Grow: Soilless Grow Media, Nutrients, Sprayers, and Boosters


Featuring nutrients, lighting technology, and other assorted gadgets from: Growth Science Nutrients, Wonder Soil, HydroLogic, PreGro,...

You Tell Us: Growth Science Nutrients You Tell Us: Growth Science Nutrients You Tell Us: Growth Science Nutrients You Tell Us: Growth Science Nutrients


With a goal of bringing more of a scientific focus into the business of growing, Eric Sharp founded Santa Cruz-based Growth Science...

Talking Shop with Goldleaf Hydroponics Talking Shop with Goldleaf Hydroponics Talking Shop with Goldleaf Hydroponics Talking Shop with Goldleaf Hydroponics


When Bloomington’s only hydro store closed last fall, former employees saw an opportunity to fill the void

Good to Grow: Substrates, Biological Pest Control, and Air Conditioners Good to Grow: Substrates, Biological Pest Control, and Air Conditioners Good to Grow: Substrates, Biological Pest Control, and Air Conditioners Good to Grow: Substrates, Biological Pest Control, and Air Conditioners


Boost the performance of your grow with the latest products hitting the modern growing market. This time we are featuring gadgets and...

Good to Grow: Rooting Gel, LED Light Strips, Nutrients, and Fungus Gnat Control Good to Grow: Rooting Gel, LED Light Strips, Nutrients, and Fungus Gnat Control Good to Grow: Rooting Gel, LED Light Strips, Nutrients, and Fungus Gnat Control Good to Grow: Rooting Gel, LED Light Strips, Nutrients, and Fungus Gnat Control


Boost the performance of your grow with the latest products hitting the modern growing market. This time we are featuring gadgets and...

Good to Grow: Nutrients, Fungicides, Filters, Software, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Fungicides, Filters, Software, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Fungicides, Filters, Software, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Fungicides, Filters, Software, and More


Boost the performance of your grow with the latest products hitting the modern growing market. This time we are featuring gadgets and...

Good to Grow: Bloom Boosters, Starter Kits, and Humidity Control Packs Good to Grow: Bloom Boosters, Starter Kits, and Humidity Control Packs Good to Grow: Bloom Boosters, Starter Kits, and Humidity Control Packs Good to Grow: Bloom Boosters, Starter Kits, and Humidity Control Packs


Boost the performance of your grow with the latest products hitting the modern growing market. This time we feature gadgets and equipment...

Grow Green with G8LED Technology Grow Green with G8LED Technology Grow Green with G8LED Technology Grow Green with G8LED Technology


Started by electrical engineers who took an interest in indoor gardening, G8LED manufactures and tests high-quality grow lights to give...

Good to Grow: New Lighting Systems and Organic Fertilizers Good to Grow: New Lighting Systems and Organic Fertilizers Good to Grow: New Lighting Systems and Organic Fertilizers Good to Grow: New Lighting Systems and Organic Fertilizers


Maximum Yield is pleased to showcase some of the best modern growing products available on the market right now. In this post we are...

Good to Grow: Nutrients, Water Generators, Lighting, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Water Generators, Lighting, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Water Generators, Lighting, and More Good to Grow: Nutrients, Water Generators, Lighting, and More


Maximum Yield is pleased to showcase some of the best modern growing products available on the market right now. In this post we are...

Meet the Maximum Yield Team at the San Jose GrowX Show, June 3-4 2017 Meet the Maximum Yield Team at the San Jose GrowX Show, June 3-4 2017 Meet the Maximum Yield Team at the San Jose GrowX Show, June 3-4 2017 Meet the Maximum Yield Team at the San Jose GrowX Show, June 3-4 2017


Maximum Yield is hosting a new series of indoor gardening trade shows and is kicking things off in San Jose on June 3-4, 2017 with the...

Good to Grow: Hot New Gardening Products for Spring Good to Grow: Hot New Gardening Products for Spring Good to Grow: Hot New Gardening Products for Spring Good to Grow: Hot New Gardening Products for Spring


Maximum Yield is pleased to showcase some of the best modern growing products available on the market right now. In this post we are...

Stretch-Tie: Makers of the Expandable Twist Tie Stretch-Tie: Makers of the Expandable Twist Tie Stretch-Tie: Makers of the Expandable Twist Tie Stretch-Tie: Makers of the Expandable Twist Tie


Like many new things, the Stretch-Tie was developed to replace outdated technology

Talking Shop with Lil Shop of Growers Talking Shop with Lil Shop of Growers Talking Shop with Lil Shop of Growers Talking Shop with Lil Shop of Growers


Lil Shop of Growers is fueled by an old-school idea: a business should focus on people and relationships rather than profits

Good to Grow: The Latest High-tech Tools for Your Garden Good to Grow: The Latest High-tech Tools for Your Garden Good to Grow: The Latest High-tech Tools for Your Garden Good to Grow: The Latest High-tech Tools for Your Garden


Every week, Maximum Yield is pleased to showcase some of the best modern growing products available on the market right now

Good to Grow: New Gadgets for Your Growroom Good to Grow: New Gadgets for Your Growroom Good to Grow: New Gadgets for Your Growroom Good to Grow: New Gadgets for Your Growroom


Maximum Yield is pleased to showcase some of the best modern growing products available on the market right now. In this post we are...

Good to Grow: Hot New Modern Gardening Products Good to Grow: Hot New Modern Gardening Products Good to Grow: Hot New Modern Gardening Products Good to Grow: Hot New Modern Gardening Products


In this post we are featuring products from Apera Instruments, LUMii, Hydrofarm, Current Culture, BlackDog LED, ION Ballasts, and AgroLED

You Tell Us: Dr. Earth You Tell Us: Dr. Earth You Tell Us: Dr. Earth You Tell Us: Dr. Earth


Among the first companies to merge probiotics with organic products, Dr. Earth’s strength lies in its ability to innovate, create a family...

Talking Shop with Green Coast Hydroponics Talking Shop with Green Coast Hydroponics Talking Shop with Green Coast Hydroponics Talking Shop with Green Coast Hydroponics


The origin of Green Coast Hydroponics was a convergence of enthusiasm and a need to put some smarts to good use

Hydroponics: Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Gardening Hydroponics: Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Gardening Hydroponics: Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Gardening Hydroponics: Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Gardening


Plants grown hydroponically are of exceedingly high quality, occupy less space, and consume fewer resources than traditional growing...

Good to Grow - Must-Have Gadgets for Your Garden Good to Grow - Must-Have Gadgets for Your Garden Good to Grow - Must-Have Gadgets for Your Garden Good to Grow - Must-Have Gadgets for Your Garden


Featuring products from CO2 Meter, Dutchpro, USHIO, Grower's Choice, Hydrofarm, Age Old Nutrients, and Sun System

Good to Grow: Hot New Products for Your Plants Good to Grow: Hot New Products for Your Plants Good to Grow: Hot New Products for Your Plants Good to Grow: Hot New Products for Your Plants


Featuring products from MixSure+, Titan Controls, Vanquish, SCROGGER, Hydrofarm Jump Start, Dutchpro, and Grower's Choice

Good to Grow: Modern Growing's Latest Products Good to Grow: Modern Growing's Latest Products Good to Grow: Modern Growing's Latest Products Good to Grow: Modern Growing's Latest Products


Featuring products from Florafelt, Exhale CO2, Grower's Choice, Titan Controls, Dutchpro, Black Dog LED, ION, and Hydrofarm. The products...

Goldleaf Hydroponics Set to Open in Bloomington, Indiana Goldleaf Hydroponics Set to Open in Bloomington, Indiana Goldleaf Hydroponics Set to Open in Bloomington, Indiana Goldleaf Hydroponics Set to Open in Bloomington, Indiana


Goldleaf Hydroponics is pleased to announce their grand opening celebration taking place on April 1, 2017, in Bloomington, Indiana

You Tell Us: TNB Naturals You Tell Us: TNB Naturals You Tell Us: TNB Naturals You Tell Us: TNB Naturals


TNB Naturals develops safe, all-natural products that are both highly effective and environmentally friendly at the same time. Josh Brazier...

You Tell Us: Green Planet Nutrients You Tell Us: Green Planet Nutrients You Tell Us: Green Planet Nutrients You Tell Us: Green Planet Nutrients


Combining Green Planet, a fertilizer manufacturer and wholesaler for hydroponic equipment, with Pacific Northwest Garden Supply

You Tell Us: Arborjet You Tell Us: Arborjet You Tell Us: Arborjet You Tell Us: Arborjet


Arborjet’s mission is to develop the most effective formulations and delivery systems in plant health care

P.L. Light Systems Inc.: The Lighting Knowledge Company P.L. Light Systems Inc.: The Lighting Knowledge Company P.L. Light Systems Inc.: The Lighting Knowledge Company P.L. Light Systems Inc.: The Lighting Knowledge Company


From its origins in Holland to its visions of the future, P.L. Light Systems has a long history of innovation and strong customer service

Nutrition for Agriculture: KELZYME Nutrition for Agriculture: KELZYME Nutrition for Agriculture: KELZYME Nutrition for Agriculture: KELZYME


With KELZYME, organic and non-organic growers find an easy to use, no-fuss nutrient solution to use in their hydroponic and traditional...

5 Raised Bed Garden Tricks Everyone Should Know 5 Raised Bed Garden Tricks Everyone Should Know 5 Raised Bed Garden Tricks Everyone Should Know 5 Raised Bed Garden Tricks Everyone Should Know


Raised garden beds can be a great solution for soil gardeners tired of spending hours on their knees. Here are some pointers to ensure a...

Developments & Dialogue: Phytoponics Developments & Dialogue: Phytoponics Developments & Dialogue: Phytoponics Developments & Dialogue: Phytoponics


Phytoponics is a start-up company tackling food security and sustainability through a patent-pending, low-cost, easy-to-use and adaptable...

You Tell Us: SCROGGER You Tell Us: SCROGGER You Tell Us: SCROGGER You Tell Us: SCROGGER


Screen of green, or ScrOG, growing isn’t a new concept; however, SCROGGER co-founders Margo and Gary Mermelstein have discovered a way to...

The Effects of LEDS on Plants The Effects of LEDS on Plants The Effects of LEDS on Plants The Effects of LEDS on Plants


One of the benefits of growing with LED lights is that their spectral intensity can be customized to suit the different stages of plant...

Q&A by Maximum Yield


Can you use Epsom salts as a magnesium sulfate treatment for plants? Can you use Epsom salts as a magnesium sulfate treatment for plants? Can you use Epsom salts as a magnesium sulfate treatment for plants? Can you use Epsom salts as a magnesium sulfate treatment for plants?


Yes, Epsom salt can be used as a magnesium sulfate treatment for your plants. Epsom salt is a form of magnesium sulfate that is highly...


Natural and organic fertilizers can be used in hydroponics. However, the process is highly technical and comes with a few challenges....

My mother plant grow chamber has an oscillating fan. It is a little cold; is there anything else I need? My mother plant grow chamber has an oscillating fan. It is a little cold; is there anything else I need? My mother plant grow chamber has an oscillating fan. It is a little cold; is there anything else I need? My mother plant grow chamber has an oscillating fan. It is a little cold; is there anything else I need?


If you’re using a small intake fan for cooling your mother chamber and it’s a little cold in there, try putting your intake and exhaust...

How can I reduce the cost of starting an indoor garden? How can I reduce the cost of starting an indoor garden? How can I reduce the cost of starting an indoor garden? How can I reduce the cost of starting an indoor garden?


Thank you for your question, Nick. Most of your indoor gardening costs should come from a combination of environmental conditioning and...

What are the best T5 fluorescent lights to start my pepper plants indoors? What are the best T5 fluorescent lights to start my pepper plants indoors? What are the best T5 fluorescent lights to start my pepper plants indoors? What are the best T5 fluorescent lights to start my pepper plants indoors?


Peppers are one of my favorites to grow. We have grown 10-inch Thai chilies and 15-inch Habs. They were just downright mean! For the T5’s,...

What's the best way to thin too many seedlings in the cells of my seed tray? What's the best way to thin too many seedlings in the cells of my seed tray? What's the best way to thin too many seedlings in the cells of my seed tray? What's the best way to thin too many seedlings in the cells of my seed tray?


Normally, growers will put more than one seed in a germination cube or organic medium cell with the expectation that at least one of the...

What vegetables are the easiest to start growing on an apartment balcony? What vegetables are the easiest to start growing on an apartment balcony? What vegetables are the easiest to start growing on an apartment balcony? What vegetables are the easiest to start growing on an apartment balcony?


If you live in an apartment as I do and want to start growing your own vegetables, start with tomatoes. They’re a staple of most diets,...


A small space can still be highly productive, provided a few things are taken into consideration. The main issue is light, as the most...


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...


The term air-prune is a pretty simple concept. On the microscopic level it is more complicated, but I will leave that explanation to the...


Cucumber plants have both male and female flowers. On most cucumber plants, the female flowers require pollination from the male flowers to...


We know many readers have been experimenting with growing different crops hydroponically. For this special Ask the Experts section, we went...


With so many variables in garden environments and different varieties of any particular plant, there is no “one and done” method of using...

What advice do you have when switching from dirt to coco coir? What advice do you have when switching from dirt to coco coir? What advice do you have when switching from dirt to coco coir? What advice do you have when switching from dirt to coco coir?


There are several grow media options out there gardeners can choose from, each with their strengths and weaknesses. Dirt, soilless mixes...


High intensity discharge lights, including metal halide and high pressure sodium, are still the most commonly used lighting systems in grow...


Given the current trend for growing upside-down plants, this is an interesting question with a few different factors that need to be taken...


There are a wide range of sensors that could be used in an aeroponic growth chamber, but the objective is to use only those that will give...


In nature, seedlings will project their roots as fast as possible into the ground to anchor the plant and start searching for nutrients in...


There are more than 20 varieties of wasabi known in its native habitat, Japan, where cultivars are often region specific. In the United...

I would like to use pre-buffered coco. What is a well-buffered coco? I would like to use pre-buffered coco. What is a well-buffered coco? I would like to use pre-buffered coco. What is a well-buffered coco? I would like to use pre-buffered coco. What is a well-buffered coco?


Coco coir is known for having good cation exchange capacity (CEC). This is basically a measure of negatively charged sites in the medium...


Shipping containers have been turned into highly successful hydroponic systems in many different climates and they can be a good choice for...

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