Botany


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...

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.

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.

Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start


Planting seeds ends in either the thrill of that first tiny green shoot or the disappointment of a failed germination.

Improving the Flavor of Crops with Photoperiodism Improving the Flavor of Crops with Photoperiodism Improving the Flavor of Crops with Photoperiodism Improving the Flavor of Crops with Photoperiodism


Understanding your plants’ photosynthesis requirements and matching them to proper lighting affects taste and nutrition in your hydroponic...

Gardening Under Artificial Light: What You Need to Know Gardening Under Artificial Light: What You Need to Know Gardening Under Artificial Light: What You Need to Know Gardening Under Artificial Light: What You Need to Know


Are your indoor plants hungry for more light? While your house may look well-lit, it's quite possible your plants are actually starving for...

Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants


Here is why understanding your plants’ circadian rhythms is beneficial.

10 Facts on Brassinosteroids 10 Facts on Brassinosteroids 10 Facts on Brassinosteroids 10 Facts on Brassinosteroids


Did you know there is a sixth, lesser-known class of plant hormone? Brassinosteroids promote or enhance apical dominance, seed germination,...

Self, Cross, and Open Pollination - What's Going On? Self, Cross, and Open Pollination - What's Going On? Self, Cross, and Open Pollination - What's Going On? Self, Cross, and Open Pollination - What's Going On?


Unlike in the animal kingdom, there are a few different ways that plants “get busy” to pass along their genes.

From Imperfect to Perfect: An Introduction to Different Types of Flowers From Imperfect to Perfect: An Introduction to Different Types of Flowers From Imperfect to Perfect: An Introduction to Different Types of Flowers From Imperfect to Perfect: An Introduction to Different Types of Flowers


Here are 16 different types of flowers to serve as an introduction to the world of flowering plants.

10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid


Abscisic acid is one of the classic plant hormones, and although it is an acid, its role in plants is not directly related to regulating pH.

How Spectral Light Influences Plant Growth How Spectral Light Influences Plant Growth How Spectral Light Influences Plant Growth How Spectral Light Influences Plant Growth


Whether growing indoors or outdoors, color temperature can have a major impact on your plants’ height, leaf size, and harvest.

How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases


While there are many more plant diseases out there than the ones outlined here, here are the top five plant diseases you should be familiar...

10 Facts on Auxins 10 Facts on Auxins 10 Facts on Auxins 10 Facts on Auxins


Among the first plant hormones to be discovered, auxins serve a variety of roles within plant activities and development.

Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins!


When it comes to selecting and testing the genetics of seeds, it’s important to do your homework.

10 Facts on Cytokinins 10 Facts on Cytokinins 10 Facts on Cytokinins 10 Facts on Cytokinins


Cytokinins are often used by farmers to promote plant growth, and are known to play a role in plant pathogenesis. Philip McIntosh provides...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis


From helping solve nutrient issues to performing a vital role in crop research, here are the benefits and drawbacks of plant analysis.

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