Plant Care



How to Test the pH Level of Your Soil How to Test the pH Level of Your Soil How to Test the pH Level of Your Soil How to Test the pH Level of Your Soil


Knowing your soil's pH values can help you solve many lawn and garden problems. Here's how to test your soil's pH levels

Can You Sterilize and Reuse Your Grow Media? Can You Sterilize and Reuse Your Grow Media? Can You Sterilize and Reuse Your Grow Media? Can You Sterilize and Reuse Your Grow Media?


The prospect of saving money and reducing waste by reusing the disposable components of your growroom is tempting, but it doesn’t come...

How to Trellis Your Plants Properly How to Trellis Your Plants Properly How to Trellis Your Plants Properly How to Trellis Your Plants Properly


Are your outdoor plants out of control yet? Adding a trellis to your landscape will offer plants enhanced access to sunlight and better air...

Salt of the Earth: Why Plants Need Salt in Their Diets Salt of the Earth: Why Plants Need Salt in Their Diets Salt of the Earth: Why Plants Need Salt in Their Diets Salt of the Earth: Why Plants Need Salt in Their Diets


For plants to take up nutrients, the nutrient must be in the form of ionic salt. But organic and synthetic nutrients feed plants at a much...

Talking Shop with Goldleaf Hydroponics Talking Shop with Goldleaf Hydroponics Talking Shop with Goldleaf Hydroponics Talking Shop with Goldleaf Hydroponics


When Bloomington’s only hydro store closed last fall, former employees saw an opportunity to fill the void

How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree


After the tragic death of his bonsai tree, Alan Ray did some research on which soil he should have used

Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden


Do-it-yourself solutions can be a great way to save money, but there are some fixes that you just shouldn’t do in your garden

How to Help Your Plants Deal with Drought How to Help Your Plants Deal with Drought How to Help Your Plants Deal with Drought How to Help Your Plants Deal with Drought


The prospect of drought is alarming for any grower, but with a little preparation, it doesn’t have to mean the death of your crop

Your Best Organic Pest Control Options Your Best Organic Pest Control Options Your Best Organic Pest Control Options Your Best Organic Pest Control Options


Pest control can be one of the most frustrating aspects of growing, but it doesn’t have to involve a compromise on crop quality

Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening


Hand-watering and drip systems both have their merits, but combining these techniques gives growers the best of both worlds

The 4 Factors of Vertical Farm Success The 4 Factors of Vertical Farm Success The 4 Factors of Vertical Farm Success The 4 Factors of Vertical Farm Success


Vertical farming can be a confusing space. There are hundreds of farms having a go at farming, dozens of methods being used, and endless...

Best Practices to Keep Your Greenhouse Bug Free Best Practices to Keep Your Greenhouse Bug Free Best Practices to Keep Your Greenhouse Bug Free Best Practices to Keep Your Greenhouse Bug Free


Follow these tips to keep your greenhouse free from undesirable bugs and unsightly pests

6 Irrigation Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Irrigation Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Irrigation Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System 6 Irrigation Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your First Irrigation System


When setting up a home irrigation system, there are quite a few things that could potentially go wrong. Here are some common mistakes to...

Getting Rid of Algae in the Grow Room Getting Rid of Algae in the Grow Room Getting Rid of Algae in the Grow Room Getting Rid of Algae in the Grow Room


Although they aren’t classified as plants, algae are comparable photosynthetic organisms that grow in the same environment as plants

Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garden's pH is Out of Whack Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garden's pH is Out of Whack Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garden's pH is Out of Whack Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garden's pH is Out of Whack


The pH of your nutrient solution or soil is not a constant thing. In this article, Eric Hopper looks at the top four suspects that could...

How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution


Sure, you could just buy a premixed nutrient solution, but where’s the fun in that? If you have some time for preparation, mixing your own...

3 Ways to Take Your Grow to the Next Level 3 Ways to Take Your Grow to the Next Level 3 Ways to Take Your Grow to the Next Level 3 Ways to Take Your Grow to the Next Level


So, you think you’ve mastered the art of small-scale growing and you’re ready to take it to the next level? Here are the top three...

Phosphorous Acid Products: Phosphorus, Phosphite, and Phosphonate Phosphorous Acid Products: Phosphorus, Phosphite, and Phosphonate Phosphorous Acid Products: Phosphorus, Phosphite, and Phosphonate Phosphorous Acid Products: Phosphorus, Phosphite, and Phosphonate


When it comes to phosphorus products, even the correct spelling can be tricky, never mind understanding what the related products do

How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report


Water is everywhere, but, increasingly, it is less fit for consumption for your plants. From pesticides to heavy metals, pollutants can...

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