Plant Care


Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil Feeling Low: Problems with Acidic Soil


Many growers have a problem of low pH in their soil or growing media. Some soils are acidic by nature and, in other cases, low pH is the...

Looking down on a dying houseplant on a grey table. Looking down on a dying houseplant on a grey table. Looking down on a dying houseplant on a grey table. Looking down on a dying houseplant on a grey table.


Still see a hint of green in your struggling house plant? Then there's still hope to turn its fate around even if you don't have a green...

Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light.


True or False: Unless you’re a poinsettia, increased light levels can’t hurt. Read on to find out.

Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects


There are few things as troubling as discovering an insect infestation in an otherwise flawless garden. Once discovered, a grower must...

Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay.


Why hasn’t LED technology been widely adopted by growers and greenhouses?

A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight.


True or false? Watering plants on a hot sunny day will scorch their leaves. Read on to find out!

Hands cupping dirt and a seedling surrounded by chemical elements representing macro and micro nutrients. Hands cupping dirt and a seedling surrounded by chemical elements representing macro and micro nutrients. Hands cupping dirt and a seedling surrounded by chemical elements representing macro and micro nutrients. Hands cupping dirt and a seedling surrounded by chemical elements representing macro and micro nutrients.


Boron… it's some chemical from the periodic table that plants need, but we don't really need to know much about it, right? Wrong. Author...

Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant.


Plants have evolved their own natural defense systems to fight pests and disease.

Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant.


Beneficial insects for pest control can supplement or replace the use of insecticides.

Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants


Bone meal, made from ground-up animal bones, is an organic source of phosphorus and calcium, and it also contains trace amounts of nitrogen...

The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs


Alan Ray sits down with Carey Mitchell, professor of horticulture at Purdue University, to discuss the pros and cons of LED lighting for...

Amazing Aloe: Grow Your Own and Beat the Burn Amazing Aloe: Grow Your Own and Beat the Burn Amazing Aloe: Grow Your Own and Beat the Burn Amazing Aloe: Grow Your Own and Beat the Burn


Aloe vera plants make a lush addition to your garden, even if you don’t plan to break off a leaf or two.

10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them


A closer look at how to tackle 10 of the most common problems cannabis growers may face in the grow room.

10 Cannabis Tips For Growing High Quality Bud 10 Cannabis Tips For Growing High Quality Bud 10 Cannabis Tips For Growing High Quality Bud 10 Cannabis Tips For Growing High Quality Bud


Planting weed and getting it to grow is generally not a complicated process and can be done by anyone. However, plant growth rate and size...

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights


Grow lights are a great tool for making the growing process more efficient, but they can also be harmful to the plant if not used correctly.

Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide


No grower wants pests in their garden, but how they are dealt with can have varying consequences on plant health, your health, and the...

Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus


Plants must have a steady supply of phosphorus from seed to harvest. It’s called the energy element for a reason! As one of the...

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For hydroponic growers to get the most yield as well as energy efficiency from a crop, Nancy Hamilton recommends getting a grow light with...

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A multi-tiered set-up in an indoor garden or greenhouse can best utilize light and make the most of floor space, but configuration takes...

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