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Taking Control Using Control Systems Taking Control Using Control Systems Taking Control Using Control Systems Taking Control Using Control Systems


Right now there is a newer type of technology practically becoming essential for growing. All in all, control systems are a part of the...

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.

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...

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.

What the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) Can Do For Your Garden What the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) Can Do For Your Garden What the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) Can Do For Your Garden What the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) Can Do For Your Garden


The concept of cation exchange capacity (CEC) is one that often confuses novice and seasoned gardeners alike; however, a basic...

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,...

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...

How to Optimize the Strength of Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions How to Optimize the Strength of Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions How to Optimize the Strength of Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions How to Optimize the Strength of Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions


Accurately measuring the concentration of your nutrient solution being applied to your crops is critical for optimizing yields, but don’t...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis


From helping solve nutrient issues to performing a vital role in crop research, here are the benefits and drawbacks of plant analysis.

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...

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.

Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops Building up the Brix for Healthier, Nutrient-Dense Crops


The best organic farmers often boast about growing nutrient-dense, high-brix plants. Brix is a measurement of the sugar content in the sap,...

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...

Understanding the Five Most Important Parameters on Your Soil Test Report Understanding the Five Most Important Parameters on Your Soil Test Report Understanding the Five Most Important Parameters on Your Soil Test Report Understanding the Five Most Important Parameters on Your Soil Test Report


Considering sending your soil off to get tested at the lab? Good idea! Professional soil testing is highly recommended as it is more...

The Future of Soil Health Evaluation The Future of Soil Health Evaluation The Future of Soil Health Evaluation The Future of Soil Health Evaluation


Figuring out what makes for a healthy soil goes beyond its pH levels and how many nutrients it contains.

Indoor and Outdoor Lighting: The Best of Both Worlds Indoor and Outdoor Lighting: The Best of Both Worlds Indoor and Outdoor Lighting: The Best of Both Worlds Indoor and Outdoor Lighting: The Best of Both Worlds


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...

How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report How to Understand a Water Quality Report


Water is everywhere, but, increasingly, it is less fit for consumption for your plants. From pesticides to heavy metals, pollutants can...

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...

Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garden's pH is Out of Whack Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garden's pH is Out of Whack Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garden's pH is Out of Whack Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garden's pH is Out of Whack


The pH of your nutrient solution or soil is not a constant thing. In this article, Eric Hopper looks at the top four suspects that could...

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