Diseases and Conditions


Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden


Preventing pathogens and pests that could destroy an otherwise healthy crop is something every indoor horticulturist should focus on, says...

Photo of a mint plant covered in water droplets from humidity. Photo of a mint plant covered in water droplets from humidity. Photo of a mint plant covered in water droplets from humidity. Photo of a mint plant covered in water droplets from humidity.


Whether in a greenhouse, glasshouse, or indoors, cultivating in a protected environment is all about controlling the surrounding conditions...

Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity


You can’t see it and you don’t even know it’s there—but the dissolved oxygen in your water supply is critical to maintaining the health and...

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...

Image of hands holding a small cannabis plant next to a bottle of CBD oil. Image of hands holding a small cannabis plant next to a bottle of CBD oil. Image of hands holding a small cannabis plant next to a bottle of CBD oil. Image of hands holding a small cannabis plant next to a bottle of CBD oil.


Despite gaining a lot of traction in recent years, most people still know very little about CBD. Many are ignorant to the fact that it...

Woman's hand holding cannabis joint in front of marijuana plants. Woman's hand holding cannabis joint in front of marijuana plants. Woman's hand holding cannabis joint in front of marijuana plants. Woman's hand holding cannabis joint in front of marijuana plants.


As cannabis consumption continues to grow in popularity, microdosing is emerging as another popular trend. But just what exactly is...

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...

Looking down on a dying houseplant on a grey table. Looking down on a dying houseplant on a grey table. Looking down on a dying houseplant on a grey table. Looking down on a dying houseplant on a grey table.


Still see a hint of green in your struggling house plant? Then there's still hope to turn its fate around even if you don't have a green...

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Seeds or clones? There are two ways of growing and you need to pick a side before you begin. Each comes with its own set of advantages of...

Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects Battle of the Bugs: A Guide to Beneficial Insects


There are few things as troubling as discovering an insect infestation in an otherwise flawless garden. Once discovered, a grower must...

Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant. Aphids crawling around a thorn on the stem of a plant.


Plants have evolved their own natural defense systems to fight pests and disease.

Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide Considerations When Selecting a Systemic or Non-systemic Pesticide


No grower wants pests in their garden, but how they are dealt with can have varying consequences on plant health, your health, and the...

Natural Weed Control Natural Weed Control Natural Weed Control Natural Weed Control


Getting rid of weeds in the garden can be an arduous task for growers who want to try to stick with natural remedies. Karen Wilkinson has...

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As in humans, the symptoms of one plant problem can look a lot like another. Here are a few tips on how to make the right diagnosis and how...

Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips Controlling Pests Organically: Aphids, Whiteflies, and Thrips


Aphids, whiteflies and thrips are three of the most common pests of indoor growing areas. Here are some solutions for controlling them.

Fasarium Wilt Fasarium Wilt Fasarium Wilt Fasarium Wilt


Feared because it is virtually impossible to get rid of, fusarium wilt is wreaking havoc on lettuce and other field and greenhouse crops....

What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew?


In the garden, mildew is often confused with mold. However, they are very different problems and it is important not to mix the two up when...

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...

The Basics of Plant Diseases The Basics of Plant Diseases The Basics of Plant Diseases The Basics of Plant Diseases


Almost everyone who grows plants, whether for their own enjoyment or professionally, will encounter plant disease problems at some point.

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