Plant Nutrition


Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants


Chris Bond explains the chelation process and why it’s key for healthy plants and crops.

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


To get the most out of your plants, follow our expert's advice on balancing pH in your garden.

The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants


Grubbycup puts on his biology hat and explains the mechanisms of vascular plants.

How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality


Two aspects of the water supply—pH and total dissolved solids (TDS)—affect many aspects of plant growth and vigor.

Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives


When it comes to nutrient additives, there are a lot of options available for growers. But, as Grubbycup explains, it is important to know...

SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying?


Water, nutrients, light, and space. A little bit of care and attention in one particular area can help bring your houseplants back to life.

Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment


There are more than 50 different species of botrytis, also known as gray or brown mold, which can wreak havoc on numerous plants, including...

Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition


Hydroponic nutrients, like indoor gardening hardware, have evolved immensely over the last 10 years. There have been major breakthroughs in...

Photo of Healing Fields cannabis strain in the flowering stage. Photo of Healing Fields cannabis strain in the flowering stage. Photo of Healing Fields cannabis strain in the flowering stage. Photo of Healing Fields cannabis strain in the flowering stage.


Building a strong foundation during cloning and vegetative growth will lead to bigger and better buds during bloom.

Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps


People generally start their plants with the goal of allowing them to grow as fast as possible. But sometimes life gets in the way and the...

Grower in a hydroponic garden using a dropper to add a sample of nutrient solution to a vial. Grower in a hydroponic garden using a dropper to add a sample of nutrient solution to a vial. Grower in a hydroponic garden using a dropper to add a sample of nutrient solution to a vial. Grower in a hydroponic garden using a dropper to add a sample of nutrient solution to a vial.


While we know hydroponics can provide advanced and balanced plant nutrition, sometimes a little reassurance or detective work is required...

Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray.


From strengthening plant cells to resisting disease, or breaking down nutrients in the soil to strengthening roots, amino acids are the...

Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden.


When it comes to environmental conservation, every little bit helps. Casey Fraser explains how you can help preserve the environment by...

The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle


It’s high time to debunk some of the myths circulating about both organic and inorganic nutrients.

Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant.


Turns out two of the most essential amendments gardeners can have in their growth arsenal are humic and fulvic acids. Read on to see the...

Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System


So, you’ve decided to give hydroponic gardening a try. Now what? First of all, you need to decide which hydroponic system to use.

10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop


Visiting your favorite grow store doesn't have to be expensive. Although gardening can end up costing a pretty penny, you can lower you...

Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden.


What we know as aeroponics today first became popular as a bare bones gardening technique that allowed plant scientists to get up close and...

Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil


Many growers have a problem of low pH in their soil or growing media. Some soils are acidic by nature and, in other cases, low pH is the...

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