Plant Nutrition


How to Prevent Your Plants from Getting Nutrient Burn How to Prevent Your Plants from Getting Nutrient Burn How to Prevent Your Plants from Getting Nutrient Burn How to Prevent Your Plants from Getting Nutrient Burn


If you give your plants too much love, it’s possible you’ll both feel the burn

The Effects of Cobalt, Copper, and Chromium in the Garden The Effects of Cobalt, Copper, and Chromium in the Garden The Effects of Cobalt, Copper, and Chromium in the Garden The Effects of Cobalt, Copper, and Chromium in the Garden


Cobalt, copper, and chromium don’t get much attention when it comes to nutrient discussions, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important

Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over


The benefits of mixing your own plant fertilizers from powdered concentrates should not be overlooked

How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden


Hydrogels, strange products that act as a solid even though they absorb vast amounts of liquid, have a wide range of uses in the modern...

Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds? Do You Need to Add More Humus to Your Garden Beds?


In this article, we walk you through what exactly makes a good garden humus, and how to make sure your plants are getting enough of the...

10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid


Abscisic acid is one of the classic plant hormones, and although it is an acid, its role in plants is not directly related to regulating pH

What Exactly Makes a Fertilizer Sustainable? What Exactly Makes a Fertilizer Sustainable? What Exactly Makes a Fertilizer Sustainable? What Exactly Makes a Fertilizer Sustainable?


While the ingredient list seems like the obvious factor in determining whether a fertilizer is sustainable, it isn’t the only thing...

The Write Way: What to Keep Track of in a Gardening Journal The Write Way: What to Keep Track of in a Gardening Journal The Write Way: What to Keep Track of in a Gardening Journal The Write Way: What to Keep Track of in a Gardening Journal


Keeping a garden journal allows you the freedom of not having to remember everything about a past growing season when you are planning the...

The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters


Though plants naturally produce their own root promoters, there are a variety of ways a motivated grower can stimulate root propagation...

The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding The Do's and Don'ts of Foliar Feeding


A commonly overlooked method used in vegetative and flowering stages, foliar feeding allows for nutrients to pass into the vascular system...

Using a Bloom Booster to Supercharge the Flavor of Home-Grown Harvests Using a Bloom Booster to Supercharge the Flavor of Home-Grown Harvests Using a Bloom Booster to Supercharge the Flavor of Home-Grown Harvests Using a Bloom Booster to Supercharge the Flavor of Home-Grown Harvests


Several things need to be taken into consideration when growing spices, condiments and aromatic plants for flavour and quality, such as the...

Salt of the Earth: Why Plants Need Salt in Their Diets Salt of the Earth: Why Plants Need Salt in Their Diets Salt of the Earth: Why Plants Need Salt in Their Diets Salt of the Earth: Why Plants Need Salt in Their Diets


For plants to take up nutrients, the nutrient must be in the form of ionic salt. But organic and synthetic nutrients feed plants at a much...

You Tell Us: Growth Science Nutrients You Tell Us: Growth Science Nutrients You Tell Us: Growth Science Nutrients You Tell Us: Growth Science Nutrients


With a goal of bringing more of a scientific focus into the business of growing, Eric Sharp founded Santa Cruz-based Growth Science...

How to Boost the Calcium Levels in Your Hydroponic System How to Boost the Calcium Levels in Your Hydroponic System How to Boost the Calcium Levels in Your Hydroponic System How to Boost the Calcium Levels in Your Hydroponic System


Ah, calcium complexities. Improving calcium nutrition within the plant is not merely a simple case of dosing up with increasingly higher...

How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution


Sure, you could just buy a premixed nutrient solution, but where’s the fun in that? If you have some time for preparation, mixing your own...

Phosphorous Acid Products: Phosphorus, Phosphite, and Phosphonate Phosphorous Acid Products: Phosphorus, Phosphite, and Phosphonate Phosphorous Acid Products: Phosphorus, Phosphite, and Phosphonate Phosphorous Acid Products: Phosphorus, Phosphite, and Phosphonate


When it comes to phosphorus products, even the correct spelling can be tricky, never mind understanding what the related products do

Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever


From plastic forks, coffee filters, diapers, and eggshells, there are many common household items that can help you out in the garden,...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis


From helping solve nutrient issues to performing a vital role in crop research, here are the benefits and drawbacks of plant analysis

How to Optimize the Strength of Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions How to Optimize the Strength of Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions How to Optimize the Strength of Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions How to Optimize the Strength of Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions


Accurately measuring the concentration of your nutrient solution being applied to your crops is critical for optimizing yields, but don’t...

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