Growing Methods


Improving the Flavor of Crops with Photoperiodism Improving the Flavor of Crops with Photoperiodism Improving the Flavor of Crops with Photoperiodism Improving the Flavor of Crops with Photoperiodism


Understanding your plants’ photosynthesis requirements and matching them to proper lighting affects taste and nutrition in your hydroponic...

Organic Gardening Practices You Can Implement Indoors Organic Gardening Practices You Can Implement Indoors Organic Gardening Practices You Can Implement Indoors Organic Gardening Practices You Can Implement Indoors


Sustainable gardening is steadily becoming more popular in traditional, outdoor settings. However, as Eric Hopper explains, it’s possible...

Tips for Growing Plants in a Hydroponic Wick System Tips for Growing Plants in a Hydroponic Wick System Tips for Growing Plants in a Hydroponic Wick System Tips for Growing Plants in a Hydroponic Wick System


Wick systems are cheap and easy to set up, but they can take a lifetime to master. Here are a few tips.

Grow Food, Not Lawns with the Fleet Farming Method Grow Food, Not Lawns with the Fleet Farming Method Grow Food, Not Lawns with the Fleet Farming Method Grow Food, Not Lawns with the Fleet Farming Method


Fleet Farming began with one goal: to reduce pollution by helping homeowners transform their lawns into sustainable food gardens.

Symptoms of Sick Plants: Warning Signs All New Growers Need to Look Out For Symptoms of Sick Plants: Warning Signs All New Growers Need to Look Out For Symptoms of Sick Plants: Warning Signs All New Growers Need to Look Out For Symptoms of Sick Plants: Warning Signs All New Growers Need to Look Out For


Plants often give off warning signs when they’re not doing well. For new growers, it may be difficult to translate what these signs mean.

How to Use Beneficial Bacteria for Pest and Disease Control in the Grow Room How to Use Beneficial Bacteria for Pest and Disease Control in the Grow Room How to Use Beneficial Bacteria for Pest and Disease Control in the Grow Room How to Use Beneficial Bacteria for Pest and Disease Control in the Grow Room


A growing number of modern horticulturists are learning about and embracing the power of microorganisms.

Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide Want To Go From Hydroponics To Soil? Here's a Quick Guide


There are many reasons why cultivators might transplant their plants from hydroponic systems into soil. Here's how to go about it.

Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden


We share a few tips on what and where to plant in the fall and how to protect your plants from temperatures that are too cold.

Food and the Final Frontier: How Researchers Intend to Grow Plants in Space Food and the Final Frontier: How Researchers Intend to Grow Plants in Space Food and the Final Frontier: How Researchers Intend to Grow Plants in Space Food and the Final Frontier: How Researchers Intend to Grow Plants in Space


Here is a closer look at one program in Arizona experimenting with controlled-environment growing for space travel.

A Garden Doesn't Always Have to be Perfect! A Garden Doesn't Always Have to be Perfect! A Garden Doesn't Always Have to be Perfect! A Garden Doesn't Always Have to be Perfect!


In a world full of competition, even gardening can become a burden. It doesn’t have to be that way. Biggest and best isn’t necessary, as...

4 Major Cities Where Rooftop Bus Gardens Have Sprouted Up 4 Major Cities Where Rooftop Bus Gardens Have Sprouted Up 4 Major Cities Where Rooftop Bus Gardens Have Sprouted Up 4 Major Cities Where Rooftop Bus Gardens Have Sprouted Up


Originally scoffed at, rooftop bus gardens are mobile gardens that are beginning to gain traction worldwide.

How Slight Negative Pressure and Keeping a Light Tight Garden Can Help Maximize Yields How Slight Negative Pressure and Keeping a Light Tight Garden Can Help Maximize Yields How Slight Negative Pressure and Keeping a Light Tight Garden Can Help Maximize Yields How Slight Negative Pressure and Keeping a Light Tight Garden Can Help Maximize Yields


Here’s how keeping your garden light tight and under slight negative pressure can respectively maximize production and deter unwanted...

Farm to Table: Growing Underground in London Farm to Table: Growing Underground in London Farm to Table: Growing Underground in London Farm to Table: Growing Underground in London


A major street in one of the biggest and busiest capital cities of the world isn’t the obvious place to go looking for a farm. But then...

How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden


Hydrogels, strange products that act as a solid even though they absorb vast amounts of liquid, have a wide range of uses in the modern...

Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps


Kratky hydroponics is a soilless growing method that is so simple in its design, it is the perfect introduction into the world of...

How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden


Mel Bartholomew, construction engineer and efficiency expert, is considered the father of square foot gardening.

Can Hydroponics Lead to a Healthier Global Food Supply? Can Hydroponics Lead to a Healthier Global Food Supply? Can Hydroponics Lead to a Healthier Global Food Supply? Can Hydroponics Lead to a Healthier Global Food Supply?


Can hydroponics play a role in providing healthier food, conserving resources, and reducing emissions as the world population grows?

Soil vs. Hydroponics: What Method Grows the Best Plants? Soil vs. Hydroponics: What Method Grows the Best Plants? Soil vs. Hydroponics: What Method Grows the Best Plants? Soil vs. Hydroponics: What Method Grows the Best Plants?


As more of our food and herbs are grown through various hydroponic techniques, the question of which is better: soil vs. hydroponics, comes...

Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City


So, you’re thinking about engaging in one of the oldest livelihoods in an area where there is very little arable land? Here's what you need...

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