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Grow Media: Top Feeds to Follow on Twitter Grow Media: Top Feeds to Follow on Twitter Grow Media: Top Feeds to Follow on Twitter Grow Media: Top Feeds to Follow on Twitter


Today’s selection of grow mediums for modern gardening techniques has opened up a world of opportunities for growers.

What Makes a Good Gardening Potting Mix? What Makes a Good Gardening Potting Mix? What Makes a Good Gardening Potting Mix? What Makes a Good Gardening Potting Mix?


It can be difficult to navigate the world of soilless growing mixes without knowing a thing or two about what different mixes are made of...

Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps Setting Up a Kratky Hydroponics System in 6 Easy Steps


Kratky hydroponics is a soilless growing method that is so simple in its design, it is the perfect introduction into the world of...

Top Growing Media Options for Containers Top Growing Media Options for Containers Top Growing Media Options for Containers Top Growing Media Options for Containers


The two most common types of growing media used for containers are potting soils and hydroponic media, but there are plenty of alternatives.

Good to Grow: Fans, Coco Pith, Insecticidal Soaps, and Bloom Boosters Good to Grow: Fans, Coco Pith, Insecticidal Soaps, and Bloom Boosters Good to Grow: Fans, Coco Pith, Insecticidal Soaps, and Bloom Boosters Good to Grow: Fans, Coco Pith, Insecticidal Soaps, and Bloom Boosters


In this article we are featuring fans, ballasts, fertilizers, grow media, and more from companies like Hurricane, Hydroworxx, Dr. Earth,...

The Full Menu: Beneficial Elements for Plant Growth The Full Menu: Beneficial Elements for Plant Growth The Full Menu: Beneficial Elements for Plant Growth The Full Menu: Beneficial Elements for Plant Growth


Some of the beneficial elements for plants that have undergone considerable investigation by scientists are aluminum (Al), cobalt (Co),...

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 Do’s and Don’ts of Rockwool The Do’s and Don’ts of Rockwool The Do’s and Don’ts of Rockwool The Do’s and Don’ts of Rockwool


As a growing medium, rockwool has been in use for more than 40 years and is one of the most commonly used substrates in commercial...

All About Amino Acids All About Amino Acids All About Amino Acids All About Amino Acids


From strengthening plant cells to resisting disease, or breaking down nutrients in the soil to strengthening roots, amino acids are the...

Breaking Down Biochar Breaking Down Biochar Breaking Down Biochar Breaking Down Biochar


Biochar, or charcoal produced for use as a soil amendment or a component of a soilless mix, is believed to have a profound effect on soil...

Amino Acids: The Lego Blocks of Plant Proteins Amino Acids: The Lego Blocks of Plant Proteins Amino Acids: The Lego Blocks of Plant Proteins Amino Acids: The Lego Blocks of Plant Proteins


After water, amino acids are the second most prominent molecules in plants and animals. They act as the building blocks of proteins.

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...

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.

What’s N-P-K Anyway? What’s N-P-K Anyway? What’s N-P-K Anyway? What’s N-P-K Anyway?


N-P-K is a common term when it comes to feeding plants, but what does it mean? It’s quite simple, actually. N-P-K is an acronym that stands...

Enzyme Energy Enzyme Energy Enzyme Energy Enzyme Energy


Enzymes are the glue that holds together an incredibly intricate garden relationship between minerals, microbes and biological creatures....

How to Enliven Your Soil With Rock Powder How to Enliven Your Soil With Rock Powder How to Enliven Your Soil With Rock Powder How to Enliven Your Soil With Rock Powder


The use of rock powders as additives in various types of gardens is on the rise.

Eco Coco Eco Coco Eco Coco Eco Coco


While we all know coir is a by-product of the coconut processing industry, understanding its properties and potential as a horticultural...

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...

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