Mediums


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.

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.

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,...

How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden How Hydrogels Can Benefit Your Hydroponic Garden


Hydrogels, strange products that act as a solid even though they absorb vast amounts of liquid, have a wide range of uses in the modern...

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...

The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters


Though plants naturally produce their own root promoters, there are a variety of ways a motivated grower can stimulate root propagation...

Can You Sterilize and Reuse Your Grow Media? Can You Sterilize and Reuse Your Grow Media? Can You Sterilize and Reuse Your Grow Media? Can You Sterilize and Reuse Your Grow Media?


The prospect of saving money and reducing waste by reusing the disposable components of your growroom is tempting, but it doesn’t come...

5 Mistakes Rookie Home Growers Make 5 Mistakes Rookie Home Growers Make 5 Mistakes Rookie Home Growers Make 5 Mistakes Rookie Home Growers Make


If you are new to maintaining a home garden, there are a handful of rookie mistakes that are easy to make. Fortunately, you don't have to...

How to Dispose of Food Waste in a Natural, Earth-friendly Way How to Dispose of Food Waste in a Natural, Earth-friendly Way How to Dispose of Food Waste in a Natural, Earth-friendly Way How to Dispose of Food Waste in a Natural, Earth-friendly Way


You often try to be as green as possible: you recycle your plastics, you bring reusable bags with you when you shop, and you do what you...

Choosing the Right Grow Media for Greenhouse Herb and Vegetable Production Choosing the Right Grow Media for Greenhouse Herb and Vegetable Production Choosing the Right Grow Media for Greenhouse Herb and Vegetable Production Choosing the Right Grow Media for Greenhouse Herb and Vegetable Production


Growing media are made of engineered materials designed to provide ideal physical and chemical characteristics for the root environment....

Using PRO-MIX in Hydroponics Using PRO-MIX in Hydroponics Using PRO-MIX in Hydroponics Using PRO-MIX in Hydroponics


With the increased popularity of indoor gardening, the term hydroponics has been associated with peat-based soilless growing media. However...

Back to Eden: The Fruit is Sweeter When You Break the Rules Back to Eden: The Fruit is Sweeter When You Break the Rules Back to Eden: The Fruit is Sweeter When You Break the Rules Back to Eden: The Fruit is Sweeter When You Break the Rules


Fertilizer, water, and digging are cornerstones of any garden. So, how is it that Paul Gautschi breaks these conventions and still manages...

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


The best growers have the basics of horticulture down pat. One of the most important basics is understanding pH.

10 Facts on Buffers 10 Facts on Buffers 10 Facts on Buffers 10 Facts on Buffers


The term buffer is used in a lot of ways. In general usage, it suggests a cushion or barrier of some kind between two zones. Chemically,...

Perlite in the Garden: To Use or Not to Use? Perlite in the Garden: To Use or Not to Use? Perlite in the Garden: To Use or Not to Use? Perlite in the Garden: To Use or Not to Use?


Though tiny, a grain of perlite can be mighty. Frank Rauscher digs deep to outline the benefits and drawbacks that lightweight perlite can...

Not Just for Festivals: Beer Gardens Can Help Plants Thrive Not Just for Festivals: Beer Gardens Can Help Plants Thrive Not Just for Festivals: Beer Gardens Can Help Plants Thrive Not Just for Festivals: Beer Gardens Can Help Plants Thrive


Beer, one of America’s favorite alcoholic beverages, can be used for more than a tailgate or night on the town. Bryan Traficante explains...

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...

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...

Strengthening Your Plant’s Roots Strengthening Your Plant’s Roots Strengthening Your Plant’s Roots Strengthening Your Plant’s Roots


Horticulturists who focus some of their energy on making the plant’s root system thrive will usually have better yields and less problems...

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