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Three Ways to Grow Organically Three Ways to Grow Organically Three Ways to Grow Organically Three Ways to Grow Organically


The organic growing trend is enticing in so many ways, which is why more and more people are giving it a go.

Growing 101: Skills to Garden By Growing 101: Skills to Garden By Growing 101: Skills to Garden By Growing 101: Skills to Garden By


Here is an extended list of what every grower new and seasoned alike should—but might not—know.

Getting the Right Ammonium to Nitrate Ratio Getting the Right Ammonium to Nitrate Ratio Getting the Right Ammonium to Nitrate Ratio Getting the Right Ammonium to Nitrate Ratio


Nitrogen is one of the three most essential plant nutrients, and plants absorb this element in either the ammonium or nitrate forms. Giving...

How to Improve Plant Growth with Micro-organisms How to Improve Plant Growth with Micro-organisms How to Improve Plant Growth with Micro-organisms How to Improve Plant Growth with Micro-organisms


The most common types of beneficial micro-organisms used by indoor growers can be broken down into three categories: beneficial bacteria,...

Organic Hydroponics: Taking Soil Out of the Mix Organic Hydroponics: Taking Soil Out of the Mix Organic Hydroponics: Taking Soil Out of the Mix Organic Hydroponics: Taking Soil Out of the Mix


Organic hydroponics can seem like an oxymoron since many organic-food producers insist that soil is an essential component of the mix....

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...

Why Humic Acid is Beneficial for Plant Growth Why Humic Acid is Beneficial for Plant Growth Why Humic Acid is Beneficial for Plant Growth Why Humic Acid is Beneficial for Plant Growth


Just what exactly is that black powdery stuff growers are often asked to put in their soil, and how does it work? Here is master gardener...

Building an Effective Fertilizer Regimen Building an Effective Fertilizer Regimen Building an Effective Fertilizer Regimen Building an Effective Fertilizer Regimen


What should you be feeding your plants? Figuring out their perfect diet is a matter of trial and error and careful observation.

Choose Your Grow Medium - Coco Coir and More Choose Your Grow Medium - Coco Coir and More Choose Your Grow Medium - Coco Coir and More Choose Your Grow Medium - Coco Coir and More


The following is a look at why the type of medium a grower ends up using might just be the most important decision he or she makes in terms...

Choosing Your Growing Medium Choosing Your Growing Medium Choosing Your Growing Medium Choosing Your Growing Medium


Choosing the right growing medium is critical to ensure the productivity of plants, but what, exactly, is a grower to do? Read on to learn...

What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers


Applying fertilizer is not as easy as it seems. Here are the top 10 errors Don Lester has seen people make over the years... Read, learn...

Soil Pyramid Soil Pyramid Soil Pyramid Soil Pyramid


Soil is a combination of materials, and the percentage of these in relation to each other can have a big impact on how your garden...

hydroponic hydroponic hydroponic hydroponic


Cannabis can be grown successfully in soil, soilless media or hydroponically. Consider some of the pros, cons and tips to each method...

Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil


The over-used expression, ppm, is short-hand for parts per million, and it’s one of the most common items that shows up on soil test...

How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil


While sterilized soils might be convenient and cost effective to use, they can present certain challenges to the grower. Donald Lester...

Biodynamic Compost Biodynamic Compost Biodynamic Compost Biodynamic Compost


High-quality compost can make the difference between a so-so result and stunning success when growing in soil. Compost is now widely...

Growing for Health: Fertilizer Recommendations Growing for Health: Fertilizer Recommendations Growing for Health: Fertilizer Recommendations Growing for Health: Fertilizer Recommendations


So, the results of your soil test are in and it’s time to tweak the routine. It’s likely you’ve received a few suggestions on how to amend...

Make Room for Mycorrhizae in Your Marijuana Grow Room Make Room for Mycorrhizae in Your Marijuana Grow Room Make Room for Mycorrhizae in Your Marijuana Grow Room Make Room for Mycorrhizae in Your Marijuana Grow Room


There’s an easy way to keep cannabis plants from getting stressed out, without even having to lift your green thumb. All you’ve got to do...

Fertilizers: What’s for Dinner? Fertilizers: What’s for Dinner? Fertilizers: What’s for Dinner? Fertilizers: What’s for Dinner?


What exactly is a fertilizer and how do you know what’s in it? There are so many conflicting claims and so much confusing information out...

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