Plant Care


Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea


One of the most effective ways to boost microbial populations in your soil or hydroponic system is through the periodic application of...

Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System


So, you’ve decided to give hydroponic gardening a try. Now what? First of all, you need to decide which hydroponic system to use.

Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants. Photo of an LED grow light above hydroponic lettuce plants.


With plenty of LED grow lights to choose from, it’s hard to find the best value for the buck. Max Bjermo offers some insights in finding...

The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies


Whiteflies are one of the most persistent and damaging pests to infiltrate indoor gardens and greenhouses. Luckily, Dr. Lynette Morgan has...

10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop


Visiting your favorite grow store doesn't have to be expensive. Although gardening can end up costing a pretty penny, you can lower you...

Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden.


What we know as aeroponics today first became popular as a bare bones gardening technique that allowed plant scientists to get up close and...

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.

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