Plant Care


Hard or soft water Hard or soft water Hard or soft water Hard or soft water


Not all water is the same and what type of water—whether hard or soft—is flowing through the pipes in your house might be impacting how...

Enzymes Enzymes Enzymes Enzymes


Enzymes play a major role in plant health as they can increase nutrient uptake and help protect roots from pathogens. Eric Hopper explains...

Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting


Indoor and outdoor growing are no longer distinct schools of thought. Greenhouse cultivators have combined the practices to create a new,...

Light Leaks Light Leaks Light Leaks Light Leaks


Light leaks in your sealed growroom can be disastrous for some kinds of plants. They can also be a sign that more than just light is...

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Roots play an integral part in plant survival, whether it’s as an anchor or providing life-sustaining water and nutrients. Chris Bond...

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The warm humidity of a growroom is so attractive to pests you will no doubt encounter at least one kind of infestation at some point while...

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Selecting the right ballast for your grow set-up can be a daunting task with many variables to consider. But if you follow Chris Bond’s...

Pythium Root Rot Pythium Root Rot Pythium Root Rot Pythium Root Rot


Microorganisms are routinely introduced and cultivated in our hydroponic set-ups and gardens, but one such organism you don’t want to see...

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Greenhouses are often verdant oases of lush, flowering plants of all kinds. They are often a treat for the senses when visited during...

Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition


Just like humans, plants need food to survive and thrive. Here’s a quick guide to get you started on designing your first nutrient regimen.

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Cannabis Fan Leaves? Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Cannabis Fan Leaves? Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Cannabis Fan Leaves? Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Cannabis Fan Leaves?


Dense canopies can cause a variety of problems in your grow room. By taking the time to get hands-on with your plants and removing excess...

Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants Irrigation: You Want Wet Plants, Not Soaked Plants


Using a jug to measure the volume of nutrient solution from each dripper in hydroponic systems is important for irrigation. Growth...

Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon


Dr. Robert G. Linderman continues his discussion of mycorrhizal fungi in the garden. This time he touches on the mycorrhizosphere...

Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products


In this article, Dr. Bob Linderman talks about evaluating mycorrhizal products, inoculating plants and cultural practices that enhance the...

Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil


Magnesium deficiency, like any deficiency, leads to a reduction in yields. Read on to discover why this element is so important to have...

Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story Mycorrhizae: The Straight Story


The term mycorrhizae describes the symbiotic relationship between specialized soil fungi and the roots of most plants on Earth. In this...

The Basics of Plant Diseases The Basics of Plant Diseases The Basics of Plant Diseases The Basics of Plant Diseases


Almost everyone who grows plants, whether for their own enjoyment or professionally, will encounter plant disease problems at some point.

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,...

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