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Buffering Up: Adjusting the Cation Exchange Capacity in Coco Growing Media Buffering Up: Adjusting the Cation Exchange Capacity in Coco Growing Media Buffering Up: Adjusting the Cation Exchange Capacity in Coco Growing Media Buffering Up: Adjusting the Cation Exchange Capacity in Coco Growing Media


The widespread use of calcium and magnesium supplements in the indoor gardening industry is an indication that many growers have discovered...

Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir


Coco coir (made from coconuts) is quickly becoming a popular grow medium offering horticulturalists many advantages in the garden. Coir...

Growing 101: Perfect Potting Mixes for Container Gardening Growing 101: Perfect Potting Mixes for Container Gardening Growing 101: Perfect Potting Mixes for Container Gardening Growing 101: Perfect Potting Mixes for Container Gardening


Starting with a good potting mix can make a big difference in how well a container garden performs. Grubbycup shares the basics on what to...

Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano Soup Up Your Soil with Kelp Molasses Guano


What do kelp, molasses, and guano have in common? Well, it’s kind of a long story, but simply put, they are all organic ingredients that...

Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand Amino Acid Chelates: Giving Your Plants a Helping Hand


Just because you’re giving your plants nutrients doesn’t always mean they’re getting the full benefit—that’s where chelation comes in.

Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer Building the Perfect Organic Fertilizer


Tailoring your fertilizer program to meet the unique needs of your plants and soils is not only possible, it is easier than you might think.

Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals Recipes for Success: Plant Diet Basics & Formulation Fundamentals


Experimenting with various nutrients and boosters is not just for commercial growers—thanks to the wide range of products available today,...

Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes Getting to Know Your Microbes


Beneficial microbes, including the all-powerful mycorrhizal fungi, are essential to the soil food web, and the most successful indoor...

Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH Balancing Act: Understanding the Ups and Downs of pH


To get the most out of your plants, follow our expert's advice on balancing pH in your garden.

How to Customize Your Own Organic Potting Mix How to Customize Your Own Organic Potting Mix How to Customize Your Own Organic Potting Mix How to Customize Your Own Organic Potting Mix


Customizing your organic potting mix is a great way to ensure your plants receive the best nourishment possible.

Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives Common Nutrient Additives


When it comes to nutrient additives, there are a lot of options available for growers. But, as Grubbycup explains, it is important to know...

Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition Evolution of Hydroponic Nutrition


Hydroponic nutrients, like indoor gardening hardware, have evolved immensely over the last 10 years. There have been major breakthroughs in...

Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media Reuse, Reuse, Reuse Your Media


During harvest time, there is first the joy of collecting the fruits of your labor, and then starts the somewhat less entertaining chore of...

Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray.


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

Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know Substrate Selection & Moisture Management: What You NEED to Know


Here’s a closer look at some best watering practices in the hydroponic garden, based on what substrate you’ve chosen.

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...

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...

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