Plant Care


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...

Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray.


From strengthening plant cells to resisting disease, or breaking down nutrients in the soil to strengthening roots, amino acids are the...

Do You Know What’s In Your Water? Do You Know What’s In Your Water? Do You Know What’s In Your Water? Do You Know What’s In Your Water?


The results of a water test can show a grower how to customize their nutrient recipes and watering methods to optimize crop quality and...

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Indoor Growers 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Indoor Growers 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Indoor Growers 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Indoor Growers


For indoor cultivators, it’s easy to fall into patterns of complacency when it comes to general growroom maintenance. If that’s the case...

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In hydroponic systems, it’s not uncommon to see extremely lush vegetative growth at the expense of fruit yields, or plants that take...

Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass.


Not all traditional companion planting recommendations hold up to modern day science, but some do. Monica Mansfield pored through numerous...

From Toilet to Tap: Some Dirty Truths About Your Drinking Water From Toilet to Tap: Some Dirty Truths About Your Drinking Water From Toilet to Tap: Some Dirty Truths About Your Drinking Water From Toilet to Tap: Some Dirty Truths About Your Drinking Water


We’re all concerned about climate change, air pollution and greenhouse gases, but what do we know about the state of our water supply?

Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know


Here’s a closer look at some best watering practices in the hydroponic garden, based on what substrate you’ve chosen.

Row of Christmas trees on a farm. Row of Christmas trees on a farm. Row of Christmas trees on a farm. Row of Christmas trees on a farm.


For those who opt for a cut or living Christmas tree during the holiday season, the care and culture of the tree while it is indoors is...

Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden. Hands cradling a small plant growing in a garden.


When it comes to environmental conservation, every little bit helps. Casey Fraser explains how you can help preserve the environment by...

Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden


Preventing pathogens and pests that could destroy an otherwise healthy crop is something every indoor horticulturist should focus on, says...

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Indoor gardening can be a complex hobby with many factors to consider, from lighting and nutrients to pest control and environmental issues...

Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden


There are many places where water comes from, and each source affects your plants differently. Read on to learn about the different water...

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