Mediums


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...

Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered. Small plant in a container being watered.


A popular gardening myth out there goes a little something like this: “Add a layer of gravel or other coarse material in the bottom of...

How to Grow with Coco Bricks How to Grow with Coco Bricks How to Grow with Coco Bricks How to Grow with Coco Bricks


Incorporating coco coir, a grow medium made from coconut husks, into your indoor garden provides many benefits due to its versatility and...

Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes Mighty Microbes


As a vital part of the soil food web, microbes help to cycle energy and nutrition throughout the land by breaking down organic matter and...

Fertilizer: Cracking the Code Fertilizer: Cracking the Code Fertilizer: Cracking the Code Fertilizer: Cracking the Code


In the United States, every fertilizer label on store shelves must contain five key components: the brand, the grade, a guaranteed analysis...

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...

The Chemistry of Coco Coir The Chemistry of Coco Coir The Chemistry of Coco Coir The Chemistry of Coco Coir


As the ground-up seed husk tissue from the coconut palm tree, coco coir has become a popular and effective growing medium for indoor and...

Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media


Microbial activity involving bacteria and fungi in a rooting medium, whether it is soil or a soilless organic mix, has important...

Choose Your Grow Medium - Coco Coir and More Choose Your Grow Medium - Coco Coir and More Choose Your Grow Medium - Coco Coir and More Choose Your Grow Medium - Coco Coir and More


The following is a look at why the type of medium a grower ends up using might just be the most important decision he or she makes in terms...

Choosing Your Growing Medium Choosing Your Growing Medium Choosing Your Growing Medium Choosing Your Growing Medium


Choosing the right growing medium is critical to ensure the productivity of plants, but what, exactly, is a grower to do? Read on to learn...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanded Clay Pebbles


Expanded clay pebbles are safe and easy to use, and provide plants with plenty of what they need to thrive. Apply these tips and tricks...

Soil Testing: Give Your Ground a Surprise Pop Quiz Soil Testing: Give Your Ground a Surprise Pop Quiz Soil Testing: Give Your Ground a Surprise Pop Quiz Soil Testing: Give Your Ground a Surprise Pop Quiz


Having your yard landscaped can be expensive; so, before you or someone else starts digging, be sure to take the soil test so your money...

5 Growing Mediums and Their Benefits 5 Growing Mediums and Their Benefits 5 Growing Mediums and Their Benefits 5 Growing Mediums and Their Benefits


You've decided to grow something, but have you thought about what you're going to grow it in? Today, we look at 5 different options, and...

What Grow Medium Is Right For You? What Grow Medium Is Right For You? What Grow Medium Is Right For You? What Grow Medium Is Right For You?


Matt LeBannister discusses the attributes of various hydroponic grow mediums and which systems they are ideal for.

Good to Grow: Ballasts, Coco Coir, Odor-Proof Bags, and Fertilizers Good to Grow: Ballasts, Coco Coir, Odor-Proof Bags, and Fertilizers Good to Grow: Ballasts, Coco Coir, Odor-Proof Bags, and Fertilizers Good to Grow: Ballasts, Coco Coir, Odor-Proof Bags, and Fertilizers


Boost the performance of your garden with the latest products available for modern growers, featuring items from Enroot Products, SANlight,...

4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil 4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil 4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil 4 Things Affecting the Drainage of Your Soil


Managing cultivated plants so that they receive just the right amount of water when they need it is as much an art as it is a science.

Tips for Starting a Windowsill Garden Tips for Starting a Windowsill Garden Tips for Starting a Windowsill Garden Tips for Starting a Windowsill Garden


Though limited in size and variety, windowsill gardens still provide the satisfaction of growing your own food during the cold winter...

What To Do About Powdery Mildew What To Do About Powdery Mildew What To Do About Powdery Mildew What To Do About Powdery Mildew


Once a crop is infected with powdery mildew, it is always a battle to knock it down and keep it under control. The best defense is growing...

A Quick Guide to Growing Plants in Coco Coir A Quick Guide to Growing Plants in Coco Coir A Quick Guide to Growing Plants in Coco Coir A Quick Guide to Growing Plants in Coco Coir


Coir is commonly used in hydroponic media. Here’s a bit more about where it comes from and how to use it in your garden.

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