Plant Biology


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...

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 why plants produce those amazing compounds that essential oils are derived from? It all has to do with glandular...

Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems


What if you were able to naturally boost your plants immune system resulting in increased diseases resistance, photosynthesis and overall...

Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits & Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits & Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits & Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits & Flowers: Is the Future GMO?


Consumers have long complained about the lack of flavor in genetically modified foods. However, scientists are now trying to use those same...

The Science of Sweet: How Fruit Ripens The Science of Sweet: How Fruit Ripens The Science of Sweet: How Fruit Ripens The Science of Sweet: How Fruit Ripens


Plump fruits typically burst with flavor, but they didn’t get that way overnight. The process of fruit ripening is a fascinating journey...

Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants


Among the crucial nutrients for plant growth and health, phosphorus is vital in all stages of plant cultivation.

Silver Secrets: Another Way to Kill Pathogens Silver Secrets: Another Way to Kill Pathogens Silver Secrets: Another Way to Kill Pathogens Silver Secrets: Another Way to Kill Pathogens


Colloidal silver can provide preventative, therapeutic and restorative properties to our plants and our gardens.

Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction


A lot of the advice growers receive is based either on sound science, or a friend or relative’s proven practices, but some things can...

Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants


Chris Bond explains the chelation process and why it’s key for healthy plants and crops.

Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms Below The Surface: Root Growth Stimulation and Microorganisms


A healthy root system depends on beneficial microorganisms that live in the rhizosphere. In learning which products and techniques best...

The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants


Grubbycup puts on his biology hat and explains the mechanisms of vascular plants.

A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness.


Like humans, most plants inevitably grow old and then die, and as plants age, yields are affected negatively. But if this natural decline...

Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe.


There are tools and instruments that can make your life as a grower a little easier once you have the basic equipment up and running.

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.

The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect


What is a chelate and how can this compound maximize the growth and productivity of your plants? Molly Sweitzer introduces us to the...

Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant


The late Bob Ireland shares some tips with us for controlling the sex of your plants with growth hormones.

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Roots play an integral part in plant survival, whether it’s as an anchor or providing life-sustaining water and nutrients. Chris Bond...

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...

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