Plant Care


Testing T5 Lighting Technology Testing T5 Lighting Technology Testing T5 Lighting Technology Testing T5 Lighting Technology


Artificial lighting is a crucial component of a successful indoor garden and the technology is always evolving. One writer puts some new T5...

Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir


Coco coir (made from coconuts) is quickly becoming a popular grow medium offering horticulturalists many advantages in the garden. Coir...

Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased. Two sets of roots from a hydroponic system, one healthy and one diseased.


With hydroponic nutrient solutions acting as conduit for pathogens, growers need to safely disinfect their systems.

Photosynthesis Maximized Photosynthesis Maximized Photosynthesis Maximized Photosynthesis Maximized


Dr. Morgan explains just how much light your indoor garden needs—and what colors it should be.

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While it doesn’t get the same scrutiny as powdery mildew, downy mildew can become just as devastating on your plants.

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Do you use a bud trimmer for your cannabis operation? Not all bud trimmers are created the same, here's why a good one makes all the...

Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition Electrical Conductivity and Monitoring Plant Nutrition


Electrical conductivity test (EC) is a quick and inexpensive way to determine the salt concentration of a solution. For growers, it...

Supplemental CO2: The Next Step to Ridiculously Good Plants Supplemental CO2: The Next Step to Ridiculously Good Plants Supplemental CO2: The Next Step to Ridiculously Good Plants Supplemental CO2: The Next Step to Ridiculously Good Plants


Your crops are on a killer nutrition regimen and living in an indoor growroom with on-point lighting, temperature, and humidity. What’s the...

The Downlow on Dissolved Oxygen The Downlow on Dissolved Oxygen The Downlow on Dissolved Oxygen The Downlow on Dissolved Oxygen


While most growers know dissolved oxygen is important to have in their hydro systems, they do not really understand what it is or why it’s...

Flowering cannabis plant under LED grow lights. Flowering cannabis plant under LED grow lights. Flowering cannabis plant under LED grow lights. Flowering cannabis plant under LED grow lights.


Proper science, not marketing, should be the only priority when defining lighting metrics.

Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism


Have you ever wondered why plants produce those amazing compounds that essential oils are derived from? It all has to do with glandular...

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If you really want to champion a high-yield garden, provide them with the right nutrients during the right cycles.

Photo of hot peppers growing on a pepper plant. Photo of hot peppers growing on a pepper plant. Photo of hot peppers growing on a pepper plant. Photo of hot peppers growing on a pepper plant.


Many growers regard pepper plants as being annuals, but, with a little pepper winter care indoors, you can keep your pepper plants for the...

Bring on the Berries: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Berries in Containers Bring on the Berries: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Berries in Containers Bring on the Berries: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Berries in Containers Bring on the Berries: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Berries in Containers


There is a high reward factor when you pick your own berries just to snack on or for your favorite dessert recipe. It’s even better when...

Coconut coir on a wood table Coconut coir on a wood table Coconut coir on a wood table Coconut coir on a wood table


As the ground-up seed husk tissue from the coconut palm tree, coco coir has become a popular and effective growing medium for indoor and...

Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients Knowing When to Start Seedlings on Fertilizer and Nutrients


Follow Kate Van Druff’s advice on growing conditions, nutrients, and fertilizer to get your seedlings to the next level.

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How to grow hydro: 10 rules of thumb on watering plants

Finding the Sweet Spot for Artificial Lighting Finding the Sweet Spot for Artificial Lighting Finding the Sweet Spot for Artificial Lighting Finding the Sweet Spot for Artificial Lighting


When it comes to indoor horticulture, maximizing the available light energy is the key to success. The more efficiently the light energy is...

Troubleshooting in the Garden: The Next Best Thing Troubleshooting in the Garden: The Next Best Thing Troubleshooting in the Garden: The Next Best Thing Troubleshooting in the Garden: The Next Best Thing


When time is against you or funds are low, there are ways to ensure yields don't suffer so much.

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