Growing Methods


Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming


With agricultural lands becoming scarcer and scarcer, commercial farmers are looking up for ways to maximize production in a limited...

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...

Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System


So, you’ve decided to give hydroponic gardening a try. Now what? First of all, you need to decide which hydroponic system to use.

The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements


Understanding the effect of intense light (PPFD) is essential for successful growth. Whether you have a full grow tent with LED lights or a...

Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden.


What we know as aeroponics today first became popular as a bare bones gardening technique that allowed plant scientists to get up close and...

A hand reaching out to a young cannabis seedling. A hand reaching out to a young cannabis seedling. A hand reaching out to a young cannabis seedling. A hand reaching out to a young cannabis seedling.


First time growing? Mistakes are unavoidable! But you need to at least make sure to avoid these 10 most common mistakes. May the odds be...

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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...

Hands holding a small lettuce plant in a cup above a hydroponic system. Hands holding a small lettuce plant in a cup above a hydroponic system. Hands holding a small lettuce plant in a cup above a hydroponic system. Hands holding a small lettuce plant in a cup above a hydroponic system.


For growers trying out hydroponics for the first time, choosing the best system can be a daunting task. Are you up for the challenge?

Low-Cost Hydroponic Technology: Drawing the Line Between Cost and Function Low-Cost Hydroponic Technology: Drawing the Line Between Cost and Function Low-Cost Hydroponic Technology: Drawing the Line Between Cost and Function Low-Cost Hydroponic Technology: Drawing the Line Between Cost and Function


For growers who would like to get into hydroponics, cost or complexity need not be an issue.

Flushing for Soil and Hydroponic Gardens Flushing for Soil and Hydroponic Gardens Flushing for Soil and Hydroponic Gardens Flushing for Soil and Hydroponic Gardens


Nutrient flushing is an important, relatively simple, and all too often misunderstood technique that should be used by just about every...

How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture How Soilless Agriculture Differs from Soil-based Agriculture


Whether plants are grown using soilless or soil methods, all crops require essential nutrients to grow. But is one method of delivering...

Raise the Roof... and the Floor Raise the Roof... and the Floor Raise the Roof... and the Floor Raise the Roof... and the Floor


In a prior article on indoor greenhouses, Casey Jones Fraser mentioned raising grow tents off of the floor. If you don’t know how to...

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Want to grow your own cannabis? This basic setup is all you need to get started.

Indoor Herb Gardens Indoor Herb Gardens Indoor Herb Gardens Indoor Herb Gardens


While home (and garden) ownership these days is unattainable for many it doesn’t mean apartment dwellers can’t reap some gardening rewards....

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You’re already prepping your garden for harvest as soon as you start it in the spring. The goal, after all, is to produce the healthiest...

Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition Growing 101: Basic Plant Nutrition


Just like humans, plants need food to survive and thrive. Here’s a quick guide to get you started on designing your first nutrient regimen.

Putting Nutrient Film Technique to the Test Putting Nutrient Film Technique to the Test Putting Nutrient Film Technique to the Test Putting Nutrient Film Technique to the Test


Since it was developed more than 30 years ago, the benefits of the nutrient film technique hydroponic growing system have been highly...

Solarium Growrooms: Think Outside the House Solarium Growrooms: Think Outside the House Solarium Growrooms: Think Outside the House Solarium Growrooms: Think Outside the House


Looking to conserve energy this year? Get down to basics and work with Mother Nature.

Cloches to Greenhouses Cloches to Greenhouses Cloches to Greenhouses Cloches to Greenhouses


Cloches, hothouses, cold frames, greenhouses—what’s the difference? Grubbycup explains how all these garden structures can help you to...

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