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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...

Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story


The term mycorrhizae describes the symbiotic relationship between specialized soil fungi and the roots of most plants on Earth. In this...

Maximum-Yield-Baratta-Choosing-Soil Maximum-Yield-Baratta-Choosing-Soil Maximum-Yield-Baratta-Choosing-Soil Maximum-Yield-Baratta-Choosing-Soil


When it comes to starting a new garden or fresh container plants, getting the right soil is essential for building a strong foundation for...

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...

Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations


Compost tea, or the stewing of aged compost in water, provides many benefits for the garden, the most significant of which are the...

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.

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