Soil


Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms


A healthy root system depends on beneficial microorganisms that live in the rhizosphere. In learning which products and techniques best...

Important Tips for Growing Cannabis in Soil Important Tips for Growing Cannabis in Soil Important Tips for Growing Cannabis in Soil Important Tips for Growing Cannabis in Soil


Despite hydroponics being used in more and more grow rooms, soil remains an effective way to grow cannabis. What makes soil great to grow...

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...

Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media


During harvest time, there is first the joy of collecting the fruits of your labor, and then starts the somewhat less entertaining chore of...

Row of Christmas trees on a farm. Row of Christmas trees on a farm. Row of Christmas trees on a farm. Row of Christmas trees on a farm.


For those who opt for a cut or living Christmas tree during the holiday season, the care and culture of the tree while it is indoors is...

Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When


There are a number of soil additives available to help gardeners create optimal growing conditions for their plants, but needs change...

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...

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