Plant Care


Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes


As a vital part of the soil food web, microbes help to cycle energy and nutrition throughout the land by breaking down organic matter and...

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As in humans, the symptoms of one plant problem can look a lot like another. Here are a few tips on how to make the right diagnosis and how...

Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips


Aphids, whiteflies and thrips are three of the most common pests of indoor growing areas. Here are some solutions for controlling them.

The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus


Phosphorus is a nutrient that all living creatures require for life. But what exactly does it do for your plants, and how should you use it...

Fasarium Wilt Fasarium Wilt Fasarium Wilt Fasarium Wilt


Feared because it is virtually impossible to get rid of, fusarium wilt is wreaking havoc on lettuce and other field and greenhouse crops....

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Though it isn’t quite time to get back into the garden, it’s a good time to get ready for the outdoor growing season by starting your seeds...

Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow


In the quest for a sustainable future, it is not enough to simply grow our own food. We must also grow in a knowledgeable, responsible and...

What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew?


In the garden, mildew is often confused with mold. However, they are very different problems and it is important not to mix the two up when...

Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully


Unlike a young child who is acting out, plants in need often have a time tough communicating exactly what it is that they want. You can bet...

Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have


Getting a water quality report is one thing, but interpreting the findings is a whole other game. Here, David Kessler shows us in the ins...

The Do's and Don’ts of Container Gardening The Do's and Don’ts of Container Gardening The Do's and Don’ts of Container Gardening The Do's and Don’ts of Container Gardening


Keeping plants happy in a container requires care and attention by the gardener as they must provide everything to keep the plant healthy.

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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...

Maximum-Yield-Bond-Lighting-Ballasts Maximum-Yield-Bond-Lighting-Ballasts Maximum-Yield-Bond-Lighting-Ballasts Maximum-Yield-Bond-Lighting-Ballasts


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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