Propagation


Plant Sex: Dioeceous and Monoeceous Reproduction Plant Sex: Dioeceous and Monoeceous Reproduction Plant Sex: Dioeceous and Monoeceous Reproduction Plant Sex: Dioeceous and Monoeceous Reproduction


Genetic exchanges have been going on since bacteria ruled the earth. In time, special structures developed to get genes from one individual...

Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start


Planting seeds ends in either the thrill of that first tiny green shoot or the disappointment of a failed germination.

The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters


Though plants naturally produce their own root promoters, there are a variety of ways a motivated grower can stimulate root propagation...

Hydroponic Seed Starting 101: A Primer for Beginners Hydroponic Seed Starting 101: A Primer for Beginners Hydroponic Seed Starting 101: A Primer for Beginners Hydroponic Seed Starting 101: A Primer for Beginners


Starting your seeds hydroponically has many benefits, but many people are unsure how to go about it.

Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins!


When it comes to selecting and testing the genetics of seeds, it’s important to do your homework.

5 Reasons to Start Your Own Bee Colony 5 Reasons to Start Your Own Bee Colony 5 Reasons to Start Your Own Bee Colony 5 Reasons to Start Your Own Bee Colony


Beekeeping is all the buzz. However, if you aren’t convinced to give it a go yet, here are five reasons you should consider starting a bee...

Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever


From plastic forks, coffee filters, diapers, and eggshells, there are many common household items that can help you out in the garden,...

What You Need to Know About Transplanting Your Young Plants What You Need to Know About Transplanting Your Young Plants What You Need to Know About Transplanting Your Young Plants What You Need to Know About Transplanting Your Young Plants


Transplanting can extend a plant’s growing season and protect young and delicate plants while avoiding the cooler weather outside.

The Subtle Art of Hardening Off Your Seedlings The Subtle Art of Hardening Off Your Seedlings The Subtle Art of Hardening Off Your Seedlings The Subtle Art of Hardening Off Your Seedlings


They’ve been nurtured inside where it is warm and cozy, but it’s time to prepare your seedlings for a transition to the comparatively harsh...

The Birds and the Bees of Hydroponics: How to Pollinate Plants The Birds and the Bees of Hydroponics: How to Pollinate Plants The Birds and the Bees of Hydroponics: How to Pollinate Plants The Birds and the Bees of Hydroponics: How to Pollinate Plants


Pollination and the resulting fruit set are vital processes for many common hydroponic crops, and an indoor garden can pose challenges to...

The Light That Binds: Lighting for Young Plants The Light That Binds: Lighting for Young Plants The Light That Binds: Lighting for Young Plants The Light That Binds: Lighting for Young Plants


Of all the equipment used in an indoor garden, the lighting system is the equipment that should be given the most consideration.

Growing from Seed Using Containers Growing from Seed Using Containers Growing from Seed Using Containers Growing from Seed Using Containers


Many gardeners prefer to start seeds in an egg carton (or even in the eggshells themselves), in a seed cell pack, in peat pots, or in small...

Achieving Plug Plant Perfection Achieving Plug Plant Perfection Achieving Plug Plant Perfection Achieving Plug Plant Perfection


Plug plants production present many challenges to growers. Seedlings are sensitive, plug volume is small and any mistake might cause...

Same Plant, Different Pots Same Plant, Different Pots Same Plant, Different Pots Same Plant, Different Pots


Plants that share the same DNA can be produced, creating on-demand identical twins (almost).

How to Grow Mustard Seeds How to Grow Mustard Seeds How to Grow Mustard Seeds How to Grow Mustard Seeds


Mustard seed plants are normally grown from seed, but can be grown from seedlings as well. Any mustard plant grown for greens can also be...

Techniques for Terrific Transplanting Techniques for Terrific Transplanting Techniques for Terrific Transplanting Techniques for Terrific Transplanting


Every plant starts out as a seed or clone. Eventually the seedlings and cuttings will outgrow their starter cube/disk or container and need...

When And How to Transplant Seedlings into the Garden When And How to Transplant Seedlings into the Garden When And How to Transplant Seedlings into the Garden When And How to Transplant Seedlings into the Garden


Transplanting tender, young seedlings into your outdoor garden too early or too late can have dire consequences for those plants you so...

Soaking Seeds: A How-To Soaking Seeds: A How-To Soaking Seeds: A How-To Soaking Seeds: A How-To


Sometimes it seems to take forever for seeds to germinate. Want to speed up the process? Try soaking them first.

Cheap n Easy Starts: How to Germinate Seeds at Home Cheap n Easy Starts: How to Germinate Seeds at Home Cheap n Easy Starts: How to Germinate Seeds at Home Cheap n Easy Starts: How to Germinate Seeds at Home


Buying plants is expensive, but if you learn how to germinate seeds, you’ll never have to worry about spending too much for plant starts...

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