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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden


Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. An important step is keeping the bad bacteria at bay, along with establishing and...

Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea


One of the most effective ways to boost microbial populations in your soil or hydroponic system is through the periodic application of...

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...

Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil


Many growers have a problem of low pH in their soil or growing media. Some soils are acidic by nature and, in other cases, low pH is the...

Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered.


A popular gardening myth out there goes a little something like this: “Add a layer of gravel or other coarse material in the bottom of...

Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants


Bone meal, made from ground-up animal bones, is an organic source of phosphorus and calcium, and it also contains trace amounts of nitrogen...

Flushing for Soil and Hydroponic Gardens Flushing for Soil and Hydroponic Gardens Flushing for Soil and Hydroponic Gardens Flushing for Soil and Hydroponic Gardens


Nutrient flushing is an important, relatively simple, and all too often misunderstood technique that should be used by just about every...

Veganic Weed: Superior Method, Superior Product? Veganic Weed: Superior Method, Superior Product? Veganic Weed: Superior Method, Superior Product? Veganic Weed: Superior Method, Superior Product?


Veganic weed is considered by some to be higher quality than its counterparts, but for growers it’s more about the method than the results.

How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture


Whether plants are grown using soilless or soil methods, all crops require essential nutrients to grow. But is one method of delivering...

Build the Best Organic Soil for Your Growroom Build the Best Organic Soil for Your Growroom Build the Best Organic Soil for Your Growroom Build the Best Organic Soil for Your Growroom


Of the gardening styles, one of the lowest maintenance ways to garden is to use rich, organic soil for your medium. If you build your soil...

Perlite Revisited for Hydroponics Gardens Perlite Revisited for Hydroponics Gardens Perlite Revisited for Hydroponics Gardens Perlite Revisited for Hydroponics Gardens


Anyone looking for a hydroponics system addition that is reliable, easy to use, and is budget friendly, should try growing their next crop...

Finding a Happy Medium: Soilless Grow Media Tips & Tricks Finding a Happy Medium: Soilless Grow Media Tips & Tricks Finding a Happy Medium: Soilless Grow Media Tips & Tricks Finding a Happy Medium: Soilless Grow Media Tips & Tricks


Finding a good balance among different products and processes is the key to a successful indoor garden, and plant media is a prime example....

Miracle, Myth, or Marketing: Are Epsom Salts a Garden Cure-All? Miracle, Myth, or Marketing: Are Epsom Salts a Garden Cure-All? Miracle, Myth, or Marketing: Are Epsom Salts a Garden Cure-All? Miracle, Myth, or Marketing: Are Epsom Salts a Garden Cure-All?


You may have recently heard somewhere that Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulphate, is an effective addition to any type of garden...

Beneficial Microbe Populations in the Indoor Garden Beneficial Microbe Populations in the Indoor Garden Beneficial Microbe Populations in the Indoor Garden Beneficial Microbe Populations in the Indoor Garden


Millions of beneficial microbes live in and around your plants’ roots and root zone. Even though you can’t see them, these little guys can...

Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes


As a vital part of the soil food web, microbes help to cycle energy and nutrition throughout the land by breaking down organic matter and...

Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully


Unlike a young child who is acting out, plants in need often have a time tough communicating exactly what it is that they want. You can bet...

Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon


Dr. Robert G. Linderman continues his discussion of mycorrhizal fungi in the garden. This time he touches on the mycorrhizosphere...

Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products


In this article, Dr. Bob Linderman talks about evaluating mycorrhizal products, inoculating plants and cultural practices that enhance the...

Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil


Magnesium deficiency, like any deficiency, leads to a reduction in yields. Read on to discover why this element is so important to have...

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