Tools and Equipment


Cucumber seedlings in cups with a thermometer. Cucumber seedlings in cups with a thermometer. Cucumber seedlings in cups with a thermometer. Cucumber seedlings in cups with a thermometer.


Heating your indoor grow can be a problem, but it's a problem with some practical solutions.

Collection of pruning tools. Collection of pruning tools. Collection of pruning tools. Collection of pruning tools.


A look at the selection and care of plant pruning equipment, as well as how to take cuttings.

Hand holding trimmers about to trim a branch from a tree. Hand holding trimmers about to trim a branch from a tree. Hand holding trimmers about to trim a branch from a tree. Hand holding trimmers about to trim a branch from a tree.


While it may be tempting to take out the shears and hack away with abandon, read this article first to learn the when’s and how’s of...

Brix meter on a table with cannabis leaves. Brix meter on a table with cannabis leaves. Brix meter on a table with cannabis leaves. Brix meter on a table with cannabis leaves.


Using a basic tool like a brix refractometer gives growers a glimpse into the inner workings of cannabis and how well it will perform.

Cannabis plant growing inside a grow tent. Cannabis plant growing inside a grow tent. Cannabis plant growing inside a grow tent. Cannabis plant growing inside a grow tent.


Kent Gruetzmacher provides some insider expertise on how to best manage a small growroom or grow tent to maximize cannabis production.

The Best Light for the Job The Best Light for the Job The Best Light for the Job The Best Light for the Job


Casey Jones Fraser shares some tips on how to find the right grow lights for the right uses.

Testing T5 Lighting Technology Testing T5 Lighting Technology Testing T5 Lighting Technology Testing T5 Lighting Technology


Artificial lighting is a crucial component of a successful indoor garden and the technology is always evolving. One writer puts some new T5...

Finding the Sweet Spot for Artificial Lighting Finding the Sweet Spot for Artificial Lighting Finding the Sweet Spot for Artificial Lighting Finding the Sweet Spot for Artificial Lighting


When it comes to indoor horticulture, maximizing the available light energy is the key to success. The more efficiently the light energy is...

Absentee Growing: How to Maximize a Garden's Growth from Out of Town Absentee Growing: How to Maximize a Garden's Growth from Out of Town Absentee Growing: How to Maximize a Garden's Growth from Out of Town Absentee Growing: How to Maximize a Garden's Growth from Out of Town


Feeling like you can never take a vacation now that you’re an indoor gardener? Guess again! Other than the initial installation and...

As the small plants grow the plant lighting above them will be raised to give the most intense brightness without allowing the leaves to make contact with the lamp As the small plants grow the plant lighting above them will be raised to give the most intense brightness without allowing the leaves to make contact with the lamp As the small plants grow the plant lighting above them will be raised to give the most intense brightness without allowing the leaves to make contact with the lamp As the small plants grow the plant lighting above them will be raised to give the most intense brightness without allowing the leaves to make contact with the lamp


Outdoor gardens can make use of the sun for their lighting needs, but to meet the lighting needs of indoor gardens, learn how artificial...

Daily Duties: Keeping Them All in Check Daily Duties: Keeping Them All in Check Daily Duties: Keeping Them All in Check Daily Duties: Keeping Them All in Check


Much of the equipment that provides environmental manipulation and correction in a growroom should be checked every day. Automation has its...

Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting Control Freak: How to Regulate Your Garden’s Artificial Lighting


Indoor greenhouses are illuminated by artificial lighting that is required to be on and off for many hours of a day or night. Controlling...

Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom.


Many indoor gardens aren’t set up to take advantage of natural sunlight, but doing so is practical, effective and leads to huge savings on...

Essential Components for Starting an Indoor Garden Essential Components for Starting an Indoor Garden Essential Components for Starting an Indoor Garden Essential Components for Starting an Indoor Garden


The first step to a healthy, vibrant indoor garden is to build a growroom with the hardware required to ensure plants are supplied with the...

Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden


The tools for automating a growroom are becoming simpler and simpler to incorporate into our systems, freeing up a lot of our time. Which...

NFD NFD NFD NFD


Matt LeBannister answers some of the most common questions he gets from customers in the hydroponics shop.

Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems


With solar cells dropping in price and battery systems improving all the time, there are considerable benefits to looking at alternative...

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 shop doesn't have to be expensive.

Raspberry-Pi-Based Greenhouse Controller Raspberry-Pi-Based Greenhouse Controller Raspberry-Pi-Based Greenhouse Controller Raspberry-Pi-Based Greenhouse Controller


While many automated agricultural control systems are expensive and geared towards commercial operations, a little Raspberry Pi is perfect...

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