Soil


Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer


Tailoring your fertilizer program to meet the unique needs of your plants and soils is not only possible, it is easier than you might think.

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,...

Hands cupping soil around a plant into the shape of a heart. Hands cupping soil around a plant into the shape of a heart. Hands cupping soil around a plant into the shape of a heart. Hands cupping soil around a plant into the shape of a heart.


Alan Ray explores the differences between types of soils and what to do if your dirt isn’t giving your plants the nutrients they need.

The Dirt on Soil & Potting Mixes The Dirt on Soil & Potting Mixes The Dirt on Soil & Potting Mixes The Dirt on Soil & Potting Mixes


Ever question what was really in your soil or potting mixes, and how it affects your growing? Well, here's the dirt on your dirt.

The Science Behind Bone Meal The Science Behind Bone Meal The Science Behind Bone Meal The Science Behind Bone Meal


Using bone meal for plants is not a new technique, but it can improve the outcome of your plantings when introduced properly.

Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals


Experimenting with various nutrients and boosters is not just for commercial growers—thanks to the wide range of products available today,...

Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health


By improving the health of your soil, you can optimize the growth of your crops and increase the efficiency of your fertilizers.

Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes


Beneficial microbes, including the all-powerful mycorrhizal fungi, are essential to the soil food web, and the most successful indoor...

Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization?


There is a single organism responsible for the rise of the earliest urban communities. Without their hard work in Ancient Egypt, India and...

8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore 8 Crop Micronutrients Growers Can't Ignore


Understanding the small role each micronutrient plays in the garden will help prevent gardeners from overlooking their importance.

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...

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