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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.

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.

Top Growing Media Options for Containers Top Growing Media Options for Containers Top Growing Media Options for Containers Top Growing Media Options for Containers


The two most common types of growing media used for containers are potting soils and hydroponic media, but there are plenty of alternatives.

How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds


Proper soil preparation not only helps maintain and create a beautiful garden, but it also saves a great amount of water.

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...

What Needs to be Done in Between Crop Rotations What Needs to be Done in Between Crop Rotations What Needs to be Done in Between Crop Rotations What Needs to be Done in Between Crop Rotations


When growing in soil, crop rotation has historically been one of the best ways to reduce insect pressure, reduce incidences of disease, and...

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,...

17 Tips for Growing Your Own Tomatoes 17 Tips for Growing Your Own Tomatoes 17 Tips for Growing Your Own Tomatoes 17 Tips for Growing Your Own Tomatoes


Here are the top 17 tips to consider when growing your own organic tomatoes at home.

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...

Breaking Down Biochar Breaking Down Biochar Breaking Down Biochar Breaking Down Biochar


Biochar, or charcoal produced for use as a soil amendment or a component of a soilless mix, is believed to have a profound effect on soil...

Preparing the Next Patch Preparing the Next Patch Preparing the Next Patch Preparing the Next Patch


Some would argue that right after the end of the harvest is when the hardest work for a grower begins, because after harvesting the current...

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...

5 Reasons to Add Calcium Carbonate to Your Garden 5 Reasons to Add Calcium Carbonate to Your Garden 5 Reasons to Add Calcium Carbonate to Your Garden 5 Reasons to Add Calcium Carbonate to Your Garden


Here are five reasons to add calcium carbonate to the garden to improve the performance of your crops.

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...

Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide


There are many reasons why cultivators might transplant their plants from hydroponic systems into soil. Here's how to go about it.

What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels?


To survive extremely wet conditions, some plants evolved special roots that act as snorkels. There is also a man-made version, but how well...

Mycorrhizae: The Feeling is Mutual Mycorrhizae: The Feeling is Mutual Mycorrhizae: The Feeling is Mutual Mycorrhizae: The Feeling is Mutual


Understanding the science behind mycorrhizae and how to apply mycorrhizal fungi in your garden will help you maximize your yields and...

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...

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.

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