Botany


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.

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...

10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves


There are more than 60 botanical terms used to describe the structures and forms of leaves.

Plant Breeding for Beginners Plant Breeding for Beginners Plant Breeding for Beginners Plant Breeding for Beginners


Home growers benefit richly from the race to breed the perfect vegetable. As well as boosted productivity and disease resistance, modern...

Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy


Plant pigments can be used by plants to attract pollinators, such as birds or insects, or to attract or deter predators, depending on the...

Raging Hormones Raging Hormones Raging Hormones Raging Hormones


Plant hormones are quite different from those found in animals, but they do have at least one thing in common: they play an intricate role...

Flowing with the Phloem Flowing with the Phloem Flowing with the Phloem Flowing with the Phloem


A grower must think a lot about what to give their plants to help them grow, and what kinds of media to grow them in, but there is a lot...

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...

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...

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...

Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction


A lot of the advice growers receive is based either on sound science, or a friend or relative’s proven practices, but some things can...

Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism


Have you ever wondered why plants produce those amazing compounds that essential oils are derived from? It all has to do with glandular...

Let’s Talk About Plant Sex Let’s Talk About Plant Sex Let’s Talk About Plant Sex Let’s Talk About Plant Sex


At a certain stage in every plant’s life cycle, all the plant wants to do is get busy and make lots of babies so its genes carry on. But...

Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot


Pythiums are plant pathogens that cause damping off of seedlings, or nibble on the roots of older plants. There are pythiums everywhere in...

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.

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.

Understanding Genetically Modified Organisms Understanding Genetically Modified Organisms Understanding Genetically Modified Organisms Understanding Genetically Modified Organisms


The debate over whether genetically engineered crops should be allowed in the human food supply continues. Grubbycup shares some positives...

Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles


Plant growth regulators are a chemical or mix of chemicals that make a plant change beyond its naturally physiological growth actions,...

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