Roots


Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System


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,...

Kitchen Scrap Gardening Kitchen Scrap Gardening Kitchen Scrap Gardening Kitchen Scrap Gardening


The scraps of vegetables that are thrown away after making a soup or casserole can actually be utilized and transformed into a healthy...

Beneficial Microbes: A Closer Look at the Microbes Living Around Your Plants’ Roots Beneficial Microbes: A Closer Look at the Microbes Living Around Your Plants’ Roots Beneficial Microbes: A Closer Look at the Microbes Living Around Your Plants’ Roots Beneficial Microbes: A Closer Look at the Microbes Living Around Your Plants’ Roots


There is an entire world living in the soil, with a complete cast of characters eating, reproducing, and providing food for the plants we...

Roots of a hydroponic lettuce plant. Roots of a hydroponic lettuce plant. Roots of a hydroponic lettuce plant. Roots of a hydroponic lettuce plant.


While growers often focus on the visible portion of their plants—the stems, leaves, flowers and fruit—there’s a whole world of things going...

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 critical to maintaining the health and...

Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System


So, you’ve decided to give hydroponic gardening a try. Now what? First of all, you need to decide which hydroponic system to use.

Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden.


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

10 Steps to Supercharged Cannabis Cuttings 10 Steps to Supercharged Cannabis Cuttings 10 Steps to Supercharged Cannabis Cuttings 10 Steps to Supercharged Cannabis Cuttings


Maximum Yield contributor Andrew Taylor takes us through his step-by-step process to create supercharged cannabis cuttings.

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...

A Root Primer A Root Primer A Root Primer A Root Primer


Beneath every great plant there’s a healthy root system. Matt LeBannister takes you through the basic information you’ll need to know to...

The Comfort Zone: Fostering Healthy Bacteria in the Greenhouse The Comfort Zone: Fostering Healthy Bacteria in the Greenhouse The Comfort Zone: Fostering Healthy Bacteria in the Greenhouse The Comfort Zone: Fostering Healthy Bacteria in the Greenhouse


What’s going on beneath the surface of your garden? It’s essential to the health of your plants to ensure a vital root zone, and you can’t...

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...

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...

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