Botany


Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil.


Silica is abundant in many soils and is a major component of plant tissue, sometimes in even higher concentrations than nitrogen and...

Cucumber seedlings germinating in compostable seedling pots. Cucumber seedlings germinating in compostable seedling pots. Cucumber seedlings germinating in compostable seedling pots. Cucumber seedlings germinating in compostable seedling pots.


To begin its life as a growing plant, a little seedling requires some help to germinate.

8 Things to Consider When Sexing Your Cannabis Plants 8 Things to Consider When Sexing Your Cannabis Plants 8 Things to Consider When Sexing Your Cannabis Plants 8 Things to Consider When Sexing Your Cannabis Plants


Kasey Craig explains how to tell if your plant is male or female, and why it’s essential to know the gender.

A rooted cutting ready for planting A rooted cutting ready for planting A rooted cutting ready for planting A rooted cutting ready for planting


Here is everything you need to know to be a confident and successful cutting expert.

Grower collecting pollen from flowers for breeding Grower collecting pollen from flowers for breeding Grower collecting pollen from flowers for breeding Grower collecting pollen from flowers for breeding


Grubbycup breaks down the various plant-breeding methods.

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...

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...

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...

Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits & Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits & Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits & Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits & Flowers: Is the Future GMO?


Consumers have long complained about the lack of flavor in genetically modified foods. However, scientists are now trying to use those same...

A Brief History of Avocados A Brief History of Avocados A Brief History of Avocados A Brief History of Avocados


A Brief History of Avocados

Mystery Cannabis Virus Identified Mystery Cannabis Virus Identified Mystery Cannabis Virus Identified Mystery Cannabis Virus Identified


A new pathogen, HpLVd, was confirmed to have jumped from hops to cannabis in the Pacific Northwest

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.

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