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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 pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality How pH & TDS Levels Affect Water Quality


Two aspects of the water supply—pH and total dissolved solids (TDS)—affect many aspects of plant growth and vigor.

Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden Measuring Up: Meters and Tests That Can Help Your Garden


There are many meters and test kits available to help growers keep track of what is going on in their gardens.

Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom. Photo of sunlit tomato plants in a growroom.


Many indoor gardens aren’t set up to take advantage of natural sunlight, but doing so is practical, effective and leads to huge savings on...

Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2


Maintaining a constant level of CO2 in the air surrounding a plant is as important as maintaining its concentration levels. Here's how air...

Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe. Grower observing a leaf through a round magnifier loupe.


There are tools and instruments that can make your life as a grower a little easier once you have the basic equipment up and running.

Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden.


While you’re in the thick of performing gardening chores this season, start noting how microclimates work in your landscape.

How to Gain Control of Your Garden's pH, ppm, and EC Levels How to Gain Control of Your Garden's pH, ppm, and EC Levels How to Gain Control of Your Garden's pH, ppm, and EC Levels How to Gain Control of Your Garden's pH, ppm, and EC Levels


EC, pH and ppm are caused by tiny molecules, but they have a huge impact on your garden. Here, Mark Boutwell explain what these things are,...

Why You Should Be Taking Photos of Your Plants Why You Should Be Taking Photos of Your Plants Why You Should Be Taking Photos of Your Plants Why You Should Be Taking Photos of Your Plants


Observing the plants in your garden closely is key to successful harvests year after year. One way to ensure intimate visuals that you can...

Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have Interpreting a Water Report: How to Make the Most of the Information You Have


Getting a water quality report is one thing, but interpreting the findings is a whole other game. Here, David Kessler shows us in the ins...

Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers Gardening for Geeks: By the Numbers


Some gardeners are very artistic in their approach to gardening, in that they are content to estimate and remember which years had good...

Electrical conductivity Electrical conductivity Electrical conductivity Electrical conductivity


Electrical conductivity measurements were once one of the only ways growers could check up on the elemental concentrations of their...

The Complexities of Defining and Measuring Light Energy The Complexities of Defining and Measuring Light Energy The Complexities of Defining and Measuring Light Energy The Complexities of Defining and Measuring Light Energy


Light energy is an extremely complex property to measure. In order to better understand light energy and its relation to our world, we have...

Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil Understanding PPM in Soil


The over-used expression, ppm, is short-hand for parts per million, and it’s one of the most common items that shows up on soil test...

pH pHacts pH pHacts pH pHacts pH pHacts


Do you know what pH stands for? Read on to find out and to learn other fun facts about pH.

RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF RO Water: Your Nutrient Formula’s BFF


The best way to ensure that you starting with a clean foundation of pure water on which to build your formula of plant-specific nutrients...

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.

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...

Managing pH in Aquaponic Systems Managing pH in Aquaponic Systems Managing pH in Aquaponic Systems Managing pH in Aquaponic Systems


To keep the fish in your aquaponic system happy, it is best to avoid rapid swings in pH. This article offers some expert advice.

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