Plant Nutrition


Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir


Coco coir (made from coconuts) is quickly becoming a popular grow medium offering horticulturalists many advantages in the garden. Coir...

Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased.


With hydroponic nutrient solutions acting as conduit for pathogens, growers need to safely disinfect their systems.

Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy


Plant pigments can be used by plants to attract pollinators, such as birds or insects, or to attract or deter predators, depending on the...

Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition


Electrical conductivity test (EC) is a quick and inexpensive way to determine the salt concentration of a solution. For growers, it...

Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients


Follow Kate Van Druff’s advice on growing conditions, nutrients, and fertilizer to get your seedlings to the next level.

Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano


What do kelp, molasses, and guano have in common? Well, it’s kind of a long story, but simply put, they are all organic ingredients that...

Starting Off Right: Feeding Cannabis in the Vegetative Stage Starting Off Right: Feeding Cannabis in the Vegetative Stage Starting Off Right: Feeding Cannabis in the Vegetative Stage Starting Off Right: Feeding Cannabis in the Vegetative Stage


A key to growing huge, robust cannabis buds is paying careful attention to the plants’ growth during the vegetative phase.

Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand


Just because you’re giving your plants nutrients doesn’t always mean they’re getting the full benefit—that’s where chelation comes in.

Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants


Among the crucial nutrients for plant growth and health, phosphorus is vital in all stages of plant cultivation.

Open or Closed: What System is Best for You? Open or Closed: What System is Best for You? Open or Closed: What System is Best for You? Open or Closed: What System is Best for You?


Open and closed hydroponic systems both have their own pros and cons and suitability for different growing situations and inputs.

Cultivating Hydroponic Cucumbers Cultivating Hydroponic Cucumbers Cultivating Hydroponic Cucumbers Cultivating Hydroponic Cucumbers


Here is a guide to growing the best cucumbers you have ever tasted using the hydroponic method.

5 Tips for Better Autodosing 5 Tips for Better Autodosing 5 Tips for Better Autodosing 5 Tips for Better Autodosing


Many of the benefits of autodosing are self-evident while others are more discreet.

Understanding Phosphorous Acid Products Understanding Phosphorous Acid Products Understanding Phosphorous Acid Products Understanding Phosphorous Acid Products


Phosphorous acid products are causing a lot of buzz these days; however, people often get confused as there are so many similar sounding...

Organic Gardening: Now More Convenient Than Ever Organic Gardening: Now More Convenient Than Ever Organic Gardening: Now More Convenient Than Ever Organic Gardening: Now More Convenient Than Ever


Garden centers and hydro shops are all offering up more and more organic options for conscientious growers.

Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil. Worm curled up on garden soil.


Many gardeners already know the not-so-secret advantages of using worm tea to fertilize their gardens, but not all are aware of the various...

Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed?


Interveinal chlorosis is a disease that can be easily spotted and, with the right information, easily treated.

A Play-by-Play on Plant Nutrition A Play-by-Play on Plant Nutrition A Play-by-Play on Plant Nutrition A Play-by-Play on Plant Nutrition


Your plants constantly require just the right balance of nutrients, which are supplied through a basic fertilizer program. Supplements are...

The 3 Stages of a Perpetual Garden The 3 Stages of a Perpetual Garden The 3 Stages of a Perpetual Garden The 3 Stages of a Perpetual Garden


The most successful indoor growers take full advantage of the elevated degree of control over the growing environment by maintaining a...

Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will!


So, you have created a compost pile or bin. Now it’s time to start thinking about what else can be done with your compost. How about...

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