Plant Nutrition



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...

Growing Tough Crops: Vinca Growing Tough Crops: Vinca Growing Tough Crops: Vinca Growing Tough Crops: Vinca


Gardeners choose Vinca because it is relatively drought-tolerant and performs well in dry and hot locations exposed to full sun

The Role of Magnesium in Plant Culture The Role of Magnesium in Plant Culture The Role of Magnesium in Plant Culture The Role of Magnesium in Plant Culture


Magnesium is a macronutrient that is necessary to both plant growth and health. It is involved in several different processes, including...

The Role of Copper in Plant Culture The Role of Copper in Plant Culture The Role of Copper in Plant Culture The Role of Copper in Plant Culture


Copper is essential to the growth of plants. Among other things, it plays a part in several enzyme processes and is key to the formation of...

The Role of Sodium and Chloride in Plant Culture The Role of Sodium and Chloride in Plant Culture The Role of Sodium and Chloride in Plant Culture The Role of Sodium and Chloride in Plant Culture


Sodium and chloride are typically viewed as waste ions that plants do not need. This can be true if their levels are high in a water source...

You Tell Us: Dr. Earth You Tell Us: Dr. Earth You Tell Us: Dr. Earth You Tell Us: Dr. Earth


Among the first companies to merge probiotics with organic products, Dr. Earth’s strength lies in its ability to innovate, create a family...

The Convenience of Hydroponic Nutrient Application Systems The Convenience of Hydroponic Nutrient Application Systems The Convenience of Hydroponic Nutrient Application Systems The Convenience of Hydroponic Nutrient Application Systems


The application of a balanced nutrient solution to plant roots is a basic principle of hydroponic growing. Making this irrigation as...

Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH


The best growers have the basics of horticulture down pat. One of the most important basics is understanding pH

The Role of Manganese in Plant Culture The Role of Manganese in Plant Culture The Role of Manganese in Plant Culture The Role of Manganese in Plant Culture


Although it is used in very small amounts by plants, manganese is of capital importance to healthy plant growth, like all micronutrients....

You Tell Us: Green Planet Nutrients You Tell Us: Green Planet Nutrients You Tell Us: Green Planet Nutrients You Tell Us: Green Planet Nutrients


Combining Green Planet, a fertilizer manufacturer and wholesaler for hydroponic equipment, with Pacific Northwest Garden Supply

Silicon: The Non-essential Plant Nutrient with Big Benefits Silicon: The Non-essential Plant Nutrient with Big Benefits Silicon: The Non-essential Plant Nutrient with Big Benefits Silicon: The Non-essential Plant Nutrient with Big Benefits


Next time you’re browsing through nutrients at the local hydro shop, reach for a bottle of silicon supplements. Though not essential, it’s...

10 Facts on Salts 10 Facts on Salts 10 Facts on Salts 10 Facts on Salts


Many salts are highly soluble in water, making them good sources of nutrient elements that plants can use. Read on for more facts on salts

You Tell Us: Arborjet You Tell Us: Arborjet You Tell Us: Arborjet You Tell Us: Arborjet


Arborjet’s mission is to develop the most effective formulations and delivery systems in plant health care

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