Organic Gardening


Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When


There are a number of soil additives available to help gardeners create optimal growing conditions for their plants, but needs change...

The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Plant Fertilizers: Breaking Down the Bottle


It’s high time to debunk some of the myths circulating about both organic and inorganic nutrients.

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 man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse.


One of the best natural pesticides a grower can use against pest insects is a naturally occurring bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden


Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. An important step is keeping the bad bacteria at bay, along with establishing and...

3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors 3 Aquaponic Stress Factors


What should you do when fish hit their heads on the walls? When growing fish for food in aquaponics, it's important to consider 3 major...

Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea Brew up a Batch of Compost Tea


One of the most effective ways to boost microbial populations in your soil or hydroponic system is through the periodic application of...

10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop 10 Ways to Save $$$ at the Grow Shop


Visiting your favorite grow store doesn't have to be expensive. Although gardening can end up costing a pretty penny, you can lower you...

Introducing Aquaponics: Grow Your Own Fish Sandwich Introducing Aquaponics: Grow Your Own Fish Sandwich Introducing Aquaponics: Grow Your Own Fish Sandwich Introducing Aquaponics: Grow Your Own Fish Sandwich


With the popularity of aquaponics, you can create your own self-sustaining ecosystem on a mini scale. Alan Ray reveals what aquaponics is...

A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight. A single plant in soil being watered in the sunlight.


True or false? Watering plants on a hot sunny day will scorch their leaves. Read on to find out!

Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant. Beneficial insect ladybug on the leaf of a cannabis plant.


Beneficial insects for pest control can supplement or replace the use of insecticides.

Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants Bone Meal Basics: What You Need to Know Before Applying It to Your Plants


Bone meal, made from ground-up animal bones, is an organic source of phosphorus and calcium, and it also contains trace amounts of nitrogen...

Veganic Weed: Superior Method, Superior Product? Veganic Weed: Superior Method, Superior Product? Veganic Weed: Superior Method, Superior Product? Veganic Weed: Superior Method, Superior Product?


Veganic weed is considered by some to be higher quality than its counterparts, but for growers it’s more about the method than the results.

Build the Best Organic Soil for Your Growroom Build the Best Organic Soil for Your Growroom Build the Best Organic Soil for Your Growroom Build the Best Organic Soil for Your Growroom


Of the gardening styles, one of the lowest maintenance ways to garden is to use rich, organic soil for your medium. If you build your soil...

Finding a Happy Medium: Soilless Grow Media Tips & Tricks Finding a Happy Medium: Soilless Grow Media Tips & Tricks Finding a Happy Medium: Soilless Grow Media Tips & Tricks Finding a Happy Medium: Soilless Grow Media Tips & Tricks


Finding a good balance among different products and processes is the key to a successful indoor garden, and plant media is a prime example....

Organic and Hydroponic Food Safety Organic and Hydroponic Food Safety Organic and Hydroponic Food Safety Organic and Hydroponic Food Safety


As many as 76 million people in the United States report coming in contact with some form of foodborne illness every year. Of this, around...

Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow Organic Nutrients for a Sustainable Tomorrow


In the quest for a sustainable future, it is not enough to simply grow our own food. We must also grow in a knowledgeable, responsible and...

Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods Organic Rooting Medium: Composting Woods


Although fresh wood by-products like sawdust and pine bark are suitable for use in soilless organic rooting media mixes, most types contain...

Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations Compost Tea Considerations


Compost tea, or the stewing of aged compost in water, provides many benefits for the garden, the most significant of which are the...

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