Diseases and Conditions


Colony of root aphids sucking on dandelion roots. Colony of root aphids sucking on dandelion roots. Colony of root aphids sucking on dandelion roots. Colony of root aphids sucking on dandelion roots.


Root aphids have become a problem for indoor growers and farmers alike.

Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed? Interveinal Chlorosis: Can It Be Fixed?


Interveinal chlorosis is a disease that can be easily spotted and, with the right information, easily treated.

Is it a Mold or Mildew Problem in Your Garden? Is it a Mold or Mildew Problem in Your Garden? Is it a Mold or Mildew Problem in Your Garden? Is it a Mold or Mildew Problem in Your Garden?


Molds and mildews thrive on one thing: moisture. Powdery and downy mildews are the two culprits that most frequently plague gardeners.

How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure


Despite best efforts by beginners and experts alike, crop failure is part of being a grower. From bugs to mold, overwatering and...

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...

Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation


A lot has been said about how important it is to sanitize a growroom to keep problems at bay. Here are five ways to implement a mindset of...

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...

What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting


Many of the problems we encounter in a hydroponic garden are fairly easy to identify. But sometimes the problem plaguing your plants isn’t...

SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying? SOS: Why Do My Plants Keep Dying?


Water, nutrients, light, and space. A little bit of care and attention in one particular area can help bring your houseplants back to life.

Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment Beating Botrytis: How to Identify, Prevent & Treat a Common Crop Ailment


There are more than 50 different species of botrytis, also known as gray or brown mold, which can wreak havoc on numerous plants, including...

How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices


Keeping the air fresh and clean in your growroom will not only protect your plants from pathogens and pests, it will help keep your...

Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps Low Gear Vegetative Growing: Achieve a Tactical Slowdown in Three Easy Steps


People generally start their plants with the goal of allowing them to grow as fast as possible. But sometimes life gets in the way and the...

Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone.


Ozone is increasingly becoming a go-to resource in hydroponics to battle waterborne and airborne pathogens. While effective, ozone demands...

A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves.


Yellow leaves are part of nature’s process but can sometimes mean trouble for your plants. Sally Nex examines seven reasons why leaves go...

Physiological Disorders of Indoor Gardens Physiological Disorders of Indoor Gardens Physiological Disorders of Indoor Gardens Physiological Disorders of Indoor Gardens


Indoor gardening offers to plants conditions that are fully under the gardener’s control. So, when physiological disorders strike, they can...

Faster Seed Germination with Cold Plasma Treatments: Energize Your Seeds Faster Seed Germination with Cold Plasma Treatments: Energize Your Seeds Faster Seed Germination with Cold Plasma Treatments: Energize Your Seeds Faster Seed Germination with Cold Plasma Treatments: Energize Your Seeds


We all want faster germination and better performance from our seeds. What if there was an emerging technology that could do that, plus...

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...

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