Plant Care


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...

Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will! Care for a Cup of Compost Tea? Your Plants Will!


So, you have created a compost pile or bin. Now it’s time to start thinking about what else can be done with your compost. How about...

How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure


Despite best efforts by beginners and experts alike, crop failure is part of being a grower. From bugs to mold, overwatering and...

Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer


Tailoring your fertilizer program to meet the unique needs of your plants and soils is not only possible, it is easier than you might think.

Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System


What you see in a plant’s foliage is almost always the result of what is going on in the soil. When there are issues with soil quality,...

12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles 12 Permaculture Principles


Permaculture is more than just a buzz word. It’s a sustainable approach to designing and growing edible landscapes. There’s a bit more to...

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Many colder-climate gardeners like to get an early start by starting seeds indoors. However, an issue that can arise is having gangly,...

Hands cupping soil around a plant into the shape of a heart. Hands cupping soil around a plant into the shape of a heart. Hands cupping soil around a plant into the shape of a heart. Hands cupping soil around a plant into the shape of a heart.


Alan Ray explores the differences between types of soils and what to do if your dirt isn’t giving your plants the nutrients they need.

The Dirt on Soil & Potting Mixes The Dirt on Soil & Potting Mixes The Dirt on Soil & Potting Mixes The Dirt on Soil & Potting Mixes


Ever question what was really in your soil or potting mixes, and how it affects your growing? Well, here's the dirt on your dirt.

The Science Behind Bone Meal The Science Behind Bone Meal The Science Behind Bone Meal The Science Behind Bone Meal


Using bone meal for plants is not a new technique, but it can improve the outcome of your plantings when introduced properly.

Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals


Experimenting with various nutrients and boosters is not just for commercial growers—thanks to the wide range of products available today,...

Perfecting the pH of Your Hydroponic Nutrient Solution Perfecting the pH of Your Hydroponic Nutrient Solution Perfecting the pH of Your Hydroponic Nutrient Solution Perfecting the pH of Your Hydroponic Nutrient Solution


The pH levels in small hydroponic systems can often be overlooked if a grower is focusing more on monitoring a solution’s EC or TDS,...

The Gas Lantern Routine and Other Alternative Light Cycles The Gas Lantern Routine and Other Alternative Light Cycles The Gas Lantern Routine and Other Alternative Light Cycles The Gas Lantern Routine and Other Alternative Light Cycles


Although erratic light cycles will most likely stress the plants and cause undesirable effects, there are some indoor horticulturists who...

Strengthening the Roots of Your Cannabis Plants Strengthening the Roots of Your Cannabis Plants Strengthening the Roots of Your Cannabis Plants Strengthening the Roots of Your Cannabis Plants


The root system of a plant is where essential nutrients are absorbed and distributed to the rest of the plant. As a plant grows and...

Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot


Pythiums are plant pathogens that cause damping off of seedlings, or nibble on the roots of older plants. There are pythiums everywhere in...

The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding


Sixty years ago, researchers discovered that it wasn't just roots that could absorb elemental plant nutrients. The findings sparked new...

Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health


By improving the health of your soil, you can optimize the growth of your crops and increase the efficiency of your fertilizers.

How to Set Up Your LED Grow Light for Growing Cannabis How to Set Up Your LED Grow Light for Growing Cannabis How to Set Up Your LED Grow Light for Growing Cannabis How to Set Up Your LED Grow Light for Growing Cannabis


Max Bjermo goes over how to hang the lamp, at what distance, determine light intensity (PPFD, or PAR), and he also discusses heat and heat...

Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes


Beneficial microbes, including the all-powerful mycorrhizal fungi, are essential to the soil food web, and the most successful indoor...

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