Plant Care


Close up photo of cannabis leaves. Close up photo of cannabis leaves. Close up photo of cannabis leaves. Close up photo of cannabis leaves.


Creating the right environment for your young cannabis plants will pay dividends come harvest time. Andrew Taylor takes us step-by-step...

Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When


There are a number of soil additives available to help gardeners create optimal growing conditions for their plants, but needs change...

The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle


It’s high time to debunk some of the myths circulating about both organic and inorganic nutrients.

Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming


With agricultural lands becoming scarcer and scarcer, commercial farmers are looking up for ways to maximize production in a limited...

Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse. Photo of tomatoes growing inside a greenhouse.


Lighting expert Ian Ashdown examines why there is less photosynthetically active radiation at the canopy level in a greenhouse compared to...

Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems Getting off the Grid: Alternative Energies for Hydro Systems


With solar cells dropping in price and battery systems improving all the time, there are considerable benefits to looking at alternative...

Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect.


Kate Van Druff identifies nine vegetable-eating insects and provides some ideas on how to eliminate them.

Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse.


One of the best natural pesticides a grower can use against pest insects is a naturally occurring bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden


Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. An important step is keeping the bad bacteria at bay, along with establishing and...

Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant.


Turns out two of the most essential amendments gardeners can have in their growth arsenal are humic and fulvic acids. Read on to see the...

A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden


Air purification is one of the most overlooked variables of an indoor garden because most airborne pathogens are invisible, but ignoring...

Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light: What’s Missing?


Sometimes, plants just don’t thrive under artificial lights, even when every aspect of the indoor growing environment is perfect. It's...

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...

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