Plant Care


Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH


To get the most out of your plants, follow our expert's advice on balancing pH in your garden.

Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden


With an ultimate camouflage making them hard to spot, tomato hornworms are elusive and can wreak havoc on your plants. Alan Ray explains...

Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation


A lot has been said about how important it is to sanitize a growroom to keep problems at bay. Here are five ways to implement a mindset of...

Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control


Bees have not only long held a crucial role as large-scale pollinators, they have now been recruited as allies in the grower’s fight...

How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality


Two aspects of the water supply—pH and total dissolved solids (TDS)—affect many aspects of plant growth and vigor.

Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives


When it comes to nutrient additives, there are a lot of options available for growers. But, as Grubbycup explains, it is important to know...

Beneficial Microbes: A Closer Look at the Microbes Living Around Your Plants’ Roots Beneficial Microbes: A Closer Look at the Microbes Living Around Your Plants’ Roots Beneficial Microbes: A Closer Look at the Microbes Living Around Your Plants’ Roots Beneficial Microbes: A Closer Look at the Microbes Living Around Your Plants’ Roots


There is an entire world living in the soil, with a complete cast of characters eating, reproducing, and providing food for the plants we...

SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying?


Water, nutrients, light, and space. A little bit of care and attention in one particular area can help bring your houseplants back to life.

Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment


There are more than 50 different species of botrytis, also known as gray or brown mold, which can wreak havoc on numerous plants, including...

How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices


Keeping the air fresh and clean in your growroom will not only protect your plants from pathogens and pests, it will help keep your...

Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition


Hydroponic nutrients, like indoor gardening hardware, have evolved immensely over the last 10 years. There have been major breakthroughs in...

Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media


During harvest time, there is first the joy of collecting the fruits of your labor, and then starts the somewhat less entertaining chore of...

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...

Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden


There are many meters and test kits available to help growers keep track of what is going on in their gardens.

Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps


People generally start their plants with the goal of allowing them to grow as fast as possible. But sometimes life gets in the way and the...

Growroom Ergonomics: Being Comfortable While You Garden is Wonderful! Growroom Ergonomics: Being Comfortable While You Garden is Wonderful! Growroom Ergonomics: Being Comfortable While You Garden is Wonderful! Growroom Ergonomics: Being Comfortable While You Garden is Wonderful!


When you actually look forward to the next time you can get at your crop and provide some much-needed TLC, it won’t be long until you are...

Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone.


Ozone is increasingly becoming a go-to resource in hydroponics to battle waterborne and airborne pathogens. While effective, ozone demands...

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...

A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves.


Yellow leaves are part of nature’s process but can sometimes mean trouble for your plants. Sally Nex examines seven reasons why leaves go...

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