Botany


A Plant's Circle of Life A Plant's Circle of Life A Plant's Circle of Life A Plant's Circle of Life


A basic knowledge of the different stages of growth and development plants go through can help growers know what to expect from their...

Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers


Some gardeners are very artistic in their approach to gardening, in that they are content to estimate and remember which years had good...

Classroom Garden Classroom Garden Classroom Garden Classroom Garden


The key to running a successful school-based hydroponic and garden project is knowledge. Without it, limited budgets (and cut corners) can...

Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems


What if you were able to naturally boost your plants immune system resulting in increased diseases resistance, photosynthesis and overall...

A Look at the Plant Stomata and Relative Humidity A Look at the Plant Stomata and Relative Humidity A Look at the Plant Stomata and Relative Humidity A Look at the Plant Stomata and Relative Humidity


There are many critical factors growers pay close attention to when considering the overall health and vigor of their plants. Here's why...

Hydroponic Leeks: A Not so Dirty Business After All Hydroponic Leeks: A Not so Dirty Business After All Hydroponic Leeks: A Not so Dirty Business After All Hydroponic Leeks: A Not so Dirty Business After All


Growing leeks is traditionally a dirty business, but hydroponics is about to change all that.

Cannabis Cloning Cannabis Cloning Cannabis Cloning Cannabis Cloning


Cloning cannabis is no easy feat. You need to select a good mother plant and make sure atmospheric conditions are consistent, among other...

The Driving Force: Transpiration The Driving Force: Transpiration The Driving Force: Transpiration The Driving Force: Transpiration


We all know that water and nutrients move through a plant from roots to shoots, but do you know how that happens? Dr. J. Benton Jones, Jr....

Roots, Shoots and the Party of Six Roots, Shoots and the Party of Six Roots, Shoots and the Party of Six Roots, Shoots and the Party of Six


In this article, William DeBoer dispels some of the misgivings people have about hydroponics and breaks down a few complex ideas into...

How Does a Plant's Immune System Work? How Does a Plant's Immune System Work? How Does a Plant's Immune System Work? How Does a Plant's Immune System Work?


The best way to protect our indoor crops is to understand how they protect themselves from threats like pests and diseases.

Hydroponics Hydroponics Hydroponics Hydroponics


Due to various pressures, the planet is losing plant diversity at an alarming rate. This is not god for ecosystems or humans. Lee Allen...

Stomata Stomata Stomata Stomata


Evolutionary wonders, stomata are vital to plant health. Knowing how they work and what they do for the plant is important knowledge for...

Setting the Record Straight: Primary vs. Secondary Plant Nutrients Setting the Record Straight: Primary vs. Secondary Plant Nutrients Setting the Record Straight: Primary vs. Secondary Plant Nutrients Setting the Record Straight: Primary vs. Secondary Plant Nutrients


There can be confusion sometimes when growers talk about nutrients. Our own Chris Bond takes us through the differences, and when we should...

Plant Sex: Dioeceous and Monoeceous Reproduction Plant Sex: Dioeceous and Monoeceous Reproduction Plant Sex: Dioeceous and Monoeceous Reproduction Plant Sex: Dioeceous and Monoeceous Reproduction


Genetic exchanges have been going on since bacteria ruled the earth. In time, special structures developed to get genes from one individual...

Methyl Jasmonate: Plant Defender and Communicator Methyl Jasmonate: Plant Defender and Communicator Methyl Jasmonate: Plant Defender and Communicator Methyl Jasmonate: Plant Defender and Communicator


For centuries, methyl jasmonate has been used in perfumes and teas as a component of the fragrance jasmine. It wasn’t until the middle of...

What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health


The distance between nodes can tell us quite a bit about how a plant is doing. Here’s how to decipher it.

Manipulating Flowering in the Grow Room Using Photoperiods Manipulating Flowering in the Grow Room Using Photoperiods Manipulating Flowering in the Grow Room Using Photoperiods Manipulating Flowering in the Grow Room Using Photoperiods


Plants that use the duration of their dark periods to signal flowering are said to be subject to photoperiodism and are classified as...

How Plant Hormones Work How Plant Hormones Work How Plant Hormones Work How Plant Hormones Work


Plants, just like humans and all other living things, make hormones to fulfill their natural functions.

The Soil Food Web: How to Build Healthy Soil The Soil Food Web: How to Build Healthy Soil The Soil Food Web: How to Build Healthy Soil The Soil Food Web: How to Build Healthy Soil


There is soil and then there is dirt. They look alike to the untrained eye, however, there is a huge difference between the two.

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