Plant Types


The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs The Trouble with Growing Tomatoes Indoors Using LEDs


Alan Ray sits down with Carey Mitchell, professor of horticulture at Purdue University, to discuss the pros and cons of LED lighting for...

Growing Niche-Market Hydroponic Crops: Ginseng, Bay, and Tarragon Growing Niche-Market Hydroponic Crops: Ginseng, Bay, and Tarragon Growing Niche-Market Hydroponic Crops: Ginseng, Bay, and Tarragon Growing Niche-Market Hydroponic Crops: Ginseng, Bay, and Tarragon


Crops that currently receive the highest returns on local markets include those such as ginseng, bay, tarragon, and saffron, all of which...

Amazing Aloe: Grow Your Own and Beat the Burn Amazing Aloe: Grow Your Own and Beat the Burn Amazing Aloe: Grow Your Own and Beat the Burn Amazing Aloe: Grow Your Own and Beat the Burn


Aloe vera plants make a lush addition to your garden, even if you don’t plan to break off a leaf or two.

The 8 Best Cannabis Strains for Better Focus The 8 Best Cannabis Strains for Better Focus The 8 Best Cannabis Strains for Better Focus The 8 Best Cannabis Strains for Better Focus


Looking for a cannabis strain to achieve better focus and mental acuity? Try one of these 8 cannabis strains to help you find your focus.

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...

Hemp and Weed Hemp and Weed Hemp and Weed Hemp and Weed


Are hemp and marijuana the same or are they different things? The truth is somewhere in the middle. Chris Bond takes the time to lay it out...

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.

A Smarter Way to Select, Store and Process Stem Cuttings A Smarter Way to Select, Store and Process Stem Cuttings A Smarter Way to Select, Store and Process Stem Cuttings A Smarter Way to Select, Store and Process Stem Cuttings


Unlike cloning herbaceous plants, woody cuttings require slightly different consideration. Here’s how to properly select, store and process...

Nex_Climbing-Plants Nex_Climbing-Plants Nex_Climbing-Plants Nex_Climbing-Plants


While climbing plants are opportunists, giving them the right conditions in your garden or grow system will help them thrive instead of...

Fragrant Houseplants Fragrant Houseplants Fragrant Houseplants Fragrant Houseplants


Indoor gardens look and taste great, but don’t forget they can also smell amazing. So, why not treat your nose to some sweet-smelling...

COLDWEATHERCOMPANION COLDWEATHERCOMPANION COLDWEATHERCOMPANION COLDWEATHERCOMPANION


Winter doesn’t have to be cold and lonely. Planting certain fruits, vegetables, and flowers together is a natural way to improve plant...

Fertilizers: What’s for Dinner? Fertilizers: What’s for Dinner? Fertilizers: What’s for Dinner? Fertilizers: What’s for Dinner?


What exactly is a fertilizer and how do you know what’s in it? There are so many conflicting claims and so much confusing information out...

Pollinator Pollinator Pollinator Pollinator


What plants should you use to attract pollinators to your garden? Barbara Shaw gives her advice.

The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production


Lilies are a beautiful and popular flower that can be very effectively grown hydroponically, but all systems are not created equal. Which...

The Art of Harvesting Hydro Hops The Art of Harvesting Hydro Hops The Art of Harvesting Hydro Hops The Art of Harvesting Hydro Hops


Hydroponic hops aren’t new, but growing them in nutrient-rich solutions is.

Tips & Tricks for Caring for Your Christmas Tree Tips & Tricks for Caring for Your Christmas Tree Tips & Tricks for Caring for Your Christmas Tree Tips & Tricks for Caring for Your Christmas Tree


For those who opt for a cut or living Christmas tree during the holiday season, the care and culture of the tree while it is indoors is...

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.

How to Care for Your Holiday Poinsettia Year-Round How to Care for Your Holiday Poinsettia Year-Round How to Care for Your Holiday Poinsettia Year-Round How to Care for Your Holiday Poinsettia Year-Round


With good care, a poinsettia plant can maintain its beauty for much longer than the Christmas season.

How to Grow Tubers, Bulbs, and Root Crops Using Hydroponics How to Grow Tubers, Bulbs, and Root Crops Using Hydroponics How to Grow Tubers, Bulbs, and Root Crops Using Hydroponics How to Grow Tubers, Bulbs, and Root Crops Using Hydroponics


We tend to treat potatoes, onions, carrots, and similar root and tuber crops as cheap commodity vegetables, but they have far more...

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