Climate Control


Dealing with Temperature Extremes in Indoor Gardens Dealing with Temperature Extremes in Indoor Gardens Dealing with Temperature Extremes in Indoor Gardens Dealing with Temperature Extremes in Indoor Gardens


Like humans, plants have little tolerance for freezing-cold or sweltering-hot conditions. And because most indoor gardens need some fresh...

Don't Let 'em Fry! - Managing Excessive Heat Don't Let 'em Fry! - Managing Excessive Heat Don't Let 'em Fry! - Managing Excessive Heat Don't Let 'em Fry! - Managing Excessive Heat


Sweltering conditions, overbearing heat, extreme humidity or arid dry air—these are the difficult outdoor climate challenges that many...

Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know


So, you’ve decided to start growing in a greenhouse. That’s great! It might be tempting to start with selecting a frame, but wait. There...

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...

Sourcing CO2 for Your Indoor Garden Sourcing CO2 for Your Indoor Garden Sourcing CO2 for Your Indoor Garden Sourcing CO2 for Your Indoor Garden


As an essential piece of the photosynthesis puzzle, carbon dioxide is an important component of indoor gardening that can be supplemented...

Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden


The tools for automating a growroom are becoming simpler and simpler to incorporate into our systems, freeing up a lot of our time. Which...

The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Aquaponic System Isn’t Cycling The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Aquaponic System Isn’t Cycling The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Aquaponic System Isn’t Cycling The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Aquaponic System Isn’t Cycling


Having trouble getting your aquaponic system to cycle? Consult Sylvia Bernstein's following checklist to help identify the problem and...

Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2


Maintaining a constant level of CO2 in the air surrounding a plant is as important as maintaining its concentration levels. Here's how air...

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...

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...

Plants being watered by a watering can Plants being watered by a watering can Plants being watered by a watering can Plants being watered by a watering can


Is recycled water from a growroom’s dehumidifier safe to feed to consumable plants? Clif Tomasini and Mike Steffes have the answers.

A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden


Air purification is one of the most overlooked variables of an indoor garden because most airborne pathogens are invisible, but ignoring...

The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies The War on Whiteflies


Whiteflies are one of the most persistent and damaging pests to infiltrate indoor gardens and greenhouses. Luckily, Dr. Lynette Morgan has...

Seedlings growing under a light in a growroom Seedlings growing under a light in a growroom Seedlings growing under a light in a growroom Seedlings growing under a light in a growroom


Beat the heat with these 10 proven strategies to keep things cool in your growroom.

Raspberry-Pi-Based Greenhouse Controller Raspberry-Pi-Based Greenhouse Controller Raspberry-Pi-Based Greenhouse Controller Raspberry-Pi-Based Greenhouse Controller


While many automated agricultural control systems are expensive and geared towards commercial operations, a little Raspberry Pi is perfect...

Plants in a humid greenhouse behind glass covered in condensation. Plants in a humid greenhouse behind glass covered in condensation. Plants in a humid greenhouse behind glass covered in condensation. Plants in a humid greenhouse behind glass covered in condensation.


Greenhouse humidification is a crucial - yet often overlooked - aspect of maintaining optimal climate conditions for plant growth. Learn...

Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden.


While you’re in the thick of performing gardening chores this season, start noting how microclimates work in your landscape.

Balmy Breezes: How Air Circulation Affects Temperature, Humidity and CO2 in Your Growroom Balmy Breezes: How Air Circulation Affects Temperature, Humidity and CO2 in Your Growroom Balmy Breezes: How Air Circulation Affects Temperature, Humidity and CO2 in Your Growroom Balmy Breezes: How Air Circulation Affects Temperature, Humidity and CO2 in Your Growroom


We’ve all heard that moving and exchanging the air inside a growroom is essential. But why?

Artificial Intelligence and Controlled Environment Agriculture Artificial Intelligence and Controlled Environment Agriculture Artificial Intelligence and Controlled Environment Agriculture Artificial Intelligence and Controlled Environment Agriculture


As the role of controlled environment growing increases in agriculture, so does the opportunity for artificial intelligence. But can AI...

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