Roots


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...

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...

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...

Maintaining Healthy Hydroponic Root Systems Maintaining Healthy Hydroponic Root Systems Maintaining Healthy Hydroponic Root Systems Maintaining Healthy Hydroponic Root Systems


While root growth and health may go largely unobserved by many indoor gardeners, well-functioning root systems are vital to plant...

Is Root Zone Heating Really Necessary? Is Root Zone Heating Really Necessary? Is Root Zone Heating Really Necessary? Is Root Zone Heating Really Necessary?


What are you actually doing when you heat your root zones? The science behind keeping your roots warm and cozy.

When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil


What you see in a plant’s foliage is almost always the result of what is going on in the soil. When there are issues with soil quality,...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Strengthening Plant Roots with Phosphorus and Potassium Strengthening Plant Roots with Phosphorus and Potassium Strengthening Plant Roots with Phosphorus and Potassium Strengthening Plant Roots with Phosphorus and Potassium


No matter what crop or plant you’re growing, healthy and strong roots are the foundation for maximum yields. Chris Bond breaks down how...

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...

Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity


You can’t see it and you don’t even know it’s there—but the dissolved oxygen in your water supply is absolutely critical to maintaining the...

Plug  Plants: Testing and Monitoring Their Nutritional Status Plug  Plants: Testing and Monitoring Their Nutritional Status Plug  Plants: Testing and Monitoring Their Nutritional Status Plug  Plants: Testing and Monitoring Their Nutritional Status


Guy Sela takes us through nutritional testing and monitoring procedures for those tiny precious seedlings.

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