Plant Nutrition


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...

Fulvic Acid: A Golden Opportunity Fulvic Acid: A Golden Opportunity Fulvic Acid: A Golden Opportunity Fulvic Acid: A Golden Opportunity


Fulvic acid is one of the most well-balanced and vital minerals on Earth. Dubbed the miracle molecule due to the sheer number of functions...

Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media


Microbial activity involving bacteria and fungi in a rooting medium, whether it is soil or a soilless organic mix, has important...

How Nutrient Antagonism Leads to Nutrient Deficiency in Plants How Nutrient Antagonism Leads to Nutrient Deficiency in Plants How Nutrient Antagonism Leads to Nutrient Deficiency in Plants How Nutrient Antagonism Leads to Nutrient Deficiency in Plants


If you're feeding your plants plenty of magnesium, but it still show signs of magnesium deficiency, check this out. Even plants being fed...

Compatibility Agents - What do I need to know? Compatibility Agents - What do I need to know? Compatibility Agents - What do I need to know? Compatibility Agents - What do I need to know?


Compatibility agents have a legitimate place in greenhouse and hydroponic tank mixes, but they are not a fix for bad mixing decisions.

Building an Effective Fertilizer Regimen Building an Effective Fertilizer Regimen Building an Effective Fertilizer Regimen Building an Effective Fertilizer Regimen


What should you be feeding your plants? Figuring out their perfect diet is a matter of trial and error and careful observation.

Bloom Nutrients Bloom Nutrients Bloom Nutrients Bloom Nutrients


Wondering when to use nitrogen and when to use potassium and phosphorus in your plants’ growth cycle? Shannon McKee explains how and when...

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Used by ancient civilizations, guano remains a valuable asset in the garden with its natural fertilizing abilities.

Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much Fertilizer: When Too Much Is Too Much


In hopes of a bountiful harvest, many growers don’t worry about the amount of fertilizer or pesticides they spray onto their crops. It’s...

What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers What Not To Do When Applying Fertilizers


Applying fertilizer is not as easy as it seems. Here are the top 10 errors Don Lester has seen people make over the years... Read, learn...

Bloom Booster Bloom Booster Bloom Booster Bloom Booster


Advanced horticulturists have the knowledge and experience to achieve results without the use of bloom boosters. Kent Gruetzmacher tells us...

Nutrients Nutrients Nutrients Nutrients


When it comes to feeding, indoor and outdoor plants generally need the same nutrients. There are, however, some significant differences in...

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...

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