Plant Nutrition


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...

Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus


Plants must have a steady supply of phosphorus from seed to harvest. It’s called the energy element for a reason! As one of the...

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Prolonged dry conditions and unseasonably high heat have become a fact of life in some parts of the country and around the world over the...

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...

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...

The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus


Phosphorus is a nutrient that all living creatures require for life. But what exactly does it do for your plants, and how should you use it...

Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow


In the quest for a sustainable future, it is not enough to simply grow our own food. We must also grow in a knowledgeable, responsible and...

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Roots play an integral part in plant survival, whether it’s as an anchor or providing life-sustaining water and nutrients. Chris Bond...

Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition


Just like humans, plants need food to survive and thrive. Here’s a quick guide to get you started on designing your first nutrient regimen.

Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants


Using a jug to measure the volume of nutrient solution from each dripper in hydroponic systems is important for irrigation. Growth...

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...

Fertilizer: Cracking the Code Fertilizer: Cracking the Code Fertilizer: Cracking the Code Fertilizer: Cracking the Code


In the United States, every fertilizer label on store shelves must contain five key components: the brand, the grade, a guaranteed analysis...

Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen: Chromium, Strontium and More Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen: Chromium, Strontium and More Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen: Chromium, Strontium and More Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen: Chromium, Strontium and More


More here on potentially beneficial plant nutritional elements, Philip McIntosh highlights bromine, chromium, strontium, selenium, sodium,...

Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen: Cobalt, Silicon, Nickel, and Vandium Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen: Cobalt, Silicon, Nickel, and Vandium Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen: Cobalt, Silicon, Nickel, and Vandium Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen: Cobalt, Silicon, Nickel, and Vandium


Elements that may not be essential but could be beneficial to include in your nutrient regimen? Today, Philip McIntosh discusses cobalt,...

An Element Too Good to Pass Up: The Benefits of Silicon An Element Too Good to Pass Up: The Benefits of Silicon An Element Too Good to Pass Up: The Benefits of Silicon An Element Too Good to Pass Up: The Benefits of Silicon


All-miracle cures for the garden are snake oils, right? Well, what if we were to tell you that one of those marvels is real, as well as the...

Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods


Although fresh wood by-products like sawdust and pine bark are suitable for use in soilless organic rooting media mixes, most types contain...

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.

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...

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