Plant Nutrition


Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil.


Silica is abundant in many soils and is a major component of plant tissue, sometimes in even higher concentrations than nitrogen and...

Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops


The best organic farmers often boast about growing nutrient-dense, high-brix plants. Brix is a measurement of the sugar content in the sap,...

Grower taking a pH reading in a hydro system. Grower taking a pH reading in a hydro system. Grower taking a pH reading in a hydro system. Grower taking a pH reading in a hydro system.


Check out how to keep a good pH balance and maximize nutrient uptake in your hydro system.

Treat 'Em Bad and They'll Taste Better: Improving Flavor in Crops Treat 'Em Bad and They'll Taste Better: Improving Flavor in Crops Treat 'Em Bad and They'll Taste Better: Improving Flavor in Crops Treat 'Em Bad and They'll Taste Better: Improving Flavor in Crops


When it comes to good food, we are all looking for taste, aroma and texture. Sometimes these all come together to create a sensory delight,...

The How-To of Organic Hydroponics The How-To of Organic Hydroponics The How-To of Organic Hydroponics The How-To of Organic Hydroponics


Growing organically means different things to different growers, but there are some basic principles at play when it comes to applying the...

How Surfactant Solutions Work How Surfactant Solutions Work How Surfactant Solutions Work How Surfactant Solutions Work


There are additives lurking in most gardening sprays, but not to worry, that's a good thing!

Combining Organic & Synthetic Nutrients Combining Organic & Synthetic Nutrients Combining Organic & Synthetic Nutrients Combining Organic & Synthetic Nutrients


There is an increasing focus on organic farming methods, but does that mean synthetic nutrients are off the table?

Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir


Coco coir (made from coconuts) is quickly becoming a popular grow medium offering horticulturalists many advantages in the garden. Coir...

Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased.


With hydroponic nutrient solutions acting as conduit for pathogens, growers need to safely disinfect their systems.

Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy


Plant pigments can be used by plants to attract pollinators, such as birds or insects, or to attract or deter predators, depending on the...

Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition


Electrical conductivity test (EC) is a quick and inexpensive way to determine the salt concentration of a solution. For growers, it...

Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients


Follow Kate Van Druff’s advice on growing conditions, nutrients, and fertilizer to get your seedlings to the next level.

Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano


What do kelp, molasses, and guano have in common? Well, it’s kind of a long story, but simply put, they are all organic ingredients that...

Starting Off Right: Feeding Cannabis in the Vegetative Stage Starting Off Right: Feeding Cannabis in the Vegetative Stage Starting Off Right: Feeding Cannabis in the Vegetative Stage Starting Off Right: Feeding Cannabis in the Vegetative Stage


A key to growing huge, robust cannabis buds is paying careful attention to the plants’ growth during the vegetative phase.

Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand


Just because you’re giving your plants nutrients doesn’t always mean they’re getting the full benefit—that’s where chelation comes in.

Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants


Among the crucial nutrients for plant growth and health, phosphorus is vital in all stages of plant cultivation.

Open or Closed: What System is Best for You? Open or Closed: What System is Best for You? Open or Closed: What System is Best for You? Open or Closed: What System is Best for You?


Open and closed hydroponic systems both have their own pros and cons and suitability for different growing situations and inputs.

Cultivating Hydroponic Cucumbers Cultivating Hydroponic Cucumbers Cultivating Hydroponic Cucumbers Cultivating Hydroponic Cucumbers


Here is a guide to growing the best cucumbers you have ever tasted using the hydroponic method.

5 Tips for Better Autodosing 5 Tips for Better Autodosing 5 Tips for Better Autodosing 5 Tips for Better Autodosing


Many of the benefits of autodosing are self-evident while others are more discreet.

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