Plant Biology


Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism


Have you ever wondered how and why cannabis and other plants produce those amazing compounds that essential oils are derived from?

10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them 10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them


A closer look at how to tackle 10 of the most common problems cannabis growers may face in the grow room.

Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants


Here is why understanding your plants’ circadian rhythms is beneficial.

10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves


There are more than 60 botanical terms used to describe the structures and forms of leaves.

Stunning Succulents Stunning Succulents Stunning Succulents Stunning Succulents


Succulents are plants with thick, fleshy water storage organs that have adapted to survive arid, desert-like climates throughout the world.

Plant Breeding for Beginners Plant Breeding for Beginners Plant Breeding for Beginners Plant Breeding for Beginners


Home growers benefit richly from the race to breed the perfect vegetable. As well as boosted productivity and disease resistance, modern...

Pass the Pruners: How to Control Plant Growth Pass the Pruners: How to Control Plant Growth Pass the Pruners: How to Control Plant Growth Pass the Pruners: How to Control Plant Growth


Ever since plants were first cultivated for food or ornamental value, growers have been snipping, shaping, trimming and tying to achieve...

Photosynthesis, Maximized. Photosynthesis, Maximized. Photosynthesis, Maximized. Photosynthesis, Maximized.


Dr. Morgan explains just how much light your indoor garden needs—and what colors it should be.

Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy


Plant pigments can be used by plants to attract pollinators, such as birds or insects, or to attract or deter predators, depending on the...

Raging Hormones Raging Hormones Raging Hormones Raging Hormones


Plant hormones are quite different from those found in animals, but they do have at least one thing in common: they play an intricate role...

Flowing with the Phloem Flowing with the Phloem Flowing with the Phloem Flowing with the Phloem


A grower must think a lot about what to give their plants to help them grow, and what kinds of media to grow them in, but there is a lot...

Hydroponic Croponomics Hydroponic Croponomics Hydroponic Croponomics Hydroponic Croponomics


Nutrient management is one of the vital components of a successful hydroponic garden.

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...

A Plant's Circle of Life A Plant's Circle of Life A Plant's Circle of Life A Plant's Circle of Life


A basic knowledge of the different stages of growth and development plants go through can help growers know what to expect from their...

How a Fungal Outbreak Can Destroy an Entire Plant Cycle How a Fungal Outbreak Can Destroy an Entire Plant Cycle How a Fungal Outbreak Can Destroy an Entire Plant Cycle How a Fungal Outbreak Can Destroy an Entire Plant Cycle


Fungus spores are ubiquitous. For the average person, this is meaningless, unless it is allergy season or black mold is found in a dwelling...

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.

Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers


Some gardeners are very artistic in their approach to gardening, in that they are content to estimate and remember which years had good...

What Are Popcorn Buds? What Are Popcorn Buds? What Are Popcorn Buds? What Are Popcorn Buds?


Though many growers see them as something to be avoided, small, dense popcorn buds can also be valuable and useful if they’re properly...

Photosynthesis, Photoperiodism and Prolonging the Season Photosynthesis, Photoperiodism and Prolonging the Season Photosynthesis, Photoperiodism and Prolonging the Season Photosynthesis, Photoperiodism and Prolonging the Season


Manipulating the light that plants are exposed to can allow gardeners to grow plants out of sync with their normal growing seasons.

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