Roots


Root Restriction in Hydroponics Root Restriction in Hydroponics Root Restriction in Hydroponics Root Restriction in Hydroponics


Most hydroponic crops only require a small root zone volume. However, as Lynette Morgan points out, the restriction methods used are just...

Root Mass Root Mass Root Mass Root Mass


A plant’s health all depends on how well it is cared for beneath the soil. Get the basics down, and you’re well on your way to a higher...

What to do When Root Aphids Have Taken Over Your Plants What to do When Root Aphids Have Taken Over Your Plants What to do When Root Aphids Have Taken Over Your Plants What to do When Root Aphids Have Taken Over Your Plants


Heat can bring out the worst problems in indoor gardens. Root aphids are a particular setback that can do massive damage to your roots....

The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles


Expanded clay pebbles are safe and easy to use, and provide plants with plenty of what they need to thrive. Apply these tips and tricks...

Roots, Shoots and the Party of Six Roots, Shoots and the Party of Six Roots, Shoots and the Party of Six Roots, Shoots and the Party of Six


In this article, William DeBoer dispels some of the misgivings people have about hydroponics and breaks down a few complex ideas into...

How to Keep Your Plants Healthy How to Keep Your Plants Healthy How to Keep Your Plants Healthy How to Keep Your Plants Healthy


We all want to keep our plants healthy. However, when we see leaves that don’t look quite right, many of us overlook some of the more...

Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed?


Interveinal chlorosis is a disease that can be easily spotted and, with the right information, easily treated.

What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels?


To survive extremely wet conditions, some plants evolved special roots that act as snorkels. There is also a man-made version, but how well...

Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds?


In this article, we walk you through what exactly makes a good garden humus, and how to make sure your plants are getting enough of the...

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...

10 Facts on Gibberellins 10 Facts on Gibberellins 10 Facts on Gibberellins 10 Facts on Gibberellins


Not just a fun word to say, gibberellins are crucial in the natural process of breaking dormancy and other aspects of germination.

Humic or Fulvic Acid: What Kind are Your Plants On? Humic or Fulvic Acid: What Kind are Your Plants On? Humic or Fulvic Acid: What Kind are Your Plants On? Humic or Fulvic Acid: What Kind are Your Plants On?


Humic and fulvic acids are natural, complex molecules that improve the uptake of nutrients in both soil and hydroponics. Sourcing these...

7 Ways to Eliminate Root Aphids from Your Plants 7 Ways to Eliminate Root Aphids from Your Plants 7 Ways to Eliminate Root Aphids from Your Plants 7 Ways to Eliminate Root Aphids from Your Plants


Fighting black bugs was one of the most humbling experiences Mark W. Boutwell II had in his growing career.

How Does Air Pruning Benefit Plants? How Does Air Pruning Benefit Plants? How Does Air Pruning Benefit Plants? How Does Air Pruning Benefit Plants?


Air pruning is a bit of a confusing concept. How can a plant be pruned by the air it’s always exposed to anyway? Baron Wasteland, who has...

Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots Air Stones Don’t Starve Your Roots


Growing plants hydroponically is different from growing plants in the dirt, and one thing that some growers don’t think about is how to get...

Strengthening Your Plant’s Roots Strengthening Your Plant’s Roots Strengthening Your Plant’s Roots Strengthening Your Plant’s Roots


Horticulturists who focus some of their energy on making the plant’s root system thrive will usually have better yields and less problems...

The Various Forms of Rooting Hormones & Organic Rooting Stimulants The Various Forms of Rooting Hormones & Organic Rooting Stimulants The Various Forms of Rooting Hormones & Organic Rooting Stimulants The Various Forms of Rooting Hormones & Organic Rooting Stimulants


Rooting hormones, either synthetic or naturally occurring, help promote the fast, healthy onset of new roots. Available as powders, liquids...

Turn Your Weak Roots into Strong Survivors Turn Your Weak Roots into Strong Survivors Turn Your Weak Roots into Strong Survivors Turn Your Weak Roots into Strong Survivors


Plants sometimes need an extra boost to strengthen or establish their root systems. Whether starting from seed or supporting a growing...

Growing on Air: How Aeroponics Turns Less into More Growing on Air: How Aeroponics Turns Less into More Growing on Air: How Aeroponics Turns Less into More Growing on Air: How Aeroponics Turns Less into More


What we know as aeroponics today first became popular as a bare bones gardening technique that allowed plant scientists to get up close and...

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