Botany


A Brief History of Strawberries A Brief History of Strawberries A Brief History of Strawberries A Brief History of Strawberries


Relatively new to the scene, the delicious strawberry has become a key ingredient for many tasty dishes.

Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants


Among the crucial nutrients for plant growth and health, phosphorus is vital in all stages of plant cultivation.

Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower.


Pollinators are on the decline, but by planting the right plants and providing shelter and water, you can help them make a comeback.

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...

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...

Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants


Chris Bond explains the chelation process and why it’s key for healthy plants and crops.

Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms


A healthy root system depends on beneficial microorganisms that live in the rhizosphere. In learning which products and techniques best...

The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants


Grubbycup puts on his biology hat and explains the mechanisms of vascular plants.

Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives


When it comes to nutrient additives, there are a lot of options available for growers. But, as Grubbycup explains, it is important to know...

A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness.


Like humans, most plants inevitably grow old and then die, and as plants age, yields are affected negatively. But if this natural decline...

Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass.


Not all traditional companion planting recommendations hold up to modern day science, but some do. Monica Mansfield pored through numerous...

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...

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...

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...

Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay. Cannabis plant with a red and blue colour overlay.


Why hasn’t LED technology been widely adopted by growers and greenhouses?

The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect


What is a chelate and how can this compound maximize the growth and productivity of your plants? Molly Sweitzer introduces us to the...

Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant


The late Bob Ireland shares some tips with us for controlling the sex of your plants with growth hormones.

Infused With Life: How Microbes Work in Your Plant Growing System Infused With Life: How Microbes Work in Your Plant Growing System Infused With Life: How Microbes Work in Your Plant Growing System Infused With Life: How Microbes Work in Your Plant Growing System


Gone are the days when hydroponics was a solely synthetic system—growing successfully in an organic system is impossible without the use of...

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