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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...

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 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

What Every Grower Needs to Know About Water Quality What Every Grower Needs to Know About Water Quality What Every Grower Needs to Know About Water Quality What Every Grower Needs to Know About Water Quality


Water. It’s a basic requirement for all life on our planet and absolutely essential to every aspect of gardening—both indoors and out—but...

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

How Do I Calibrate a pH Pen? How Do I Calibrate a pH Pen? How Do I Calibrate a pH Pen? How Do I Calibrate a pH Pen?


A pH pen is a tried-and-true piece of equipment every serious gardener should own and know how to use

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...

Conduct Yourself Accordingly: Measuring Electrical Conductivity for Bigger and Healthier Plants Conduct Yourself Accordingly: Measuring Electrical Conductivity for Bigger and Healthier Plants Conduct Yourself Accordingly: Measuring Electrical Conductivity for Bigger and Healthier Plants Conduct Yourself Accordingly: Measuring Electrical Conductivity for Bigger and Healthier Plants


One often-overlooked aspect of growing is electrical conductivity, or EC, which measures the quantity of available nutrients in your soil

Ready, Tech, Grow: Emerging Technology in Agriculture Ready, Tech, Grow: Emerging Technology in Agriculture Ready, Tech, Grow: Emerging Technology in Agriculture Ready, Tech, Grow: Emerging Technology in Agriculture


Life on the farm isn’t what it used to be. Where there used to be farm hands and back-breaking labor, today there is automation, artificial...

10 Instruments Every Grower Needs 10 Instruments Every Grower Needs 10 Instruments Every Grower Needs 10 Instruments Every Grower Needs


Growers can never have enough information to gauge the state of their plants. From auxanometers to Brix meters, the more beta the better....

Getting it Down on Paper Getting it Down on Paper Getting it Down on Paper Getting it Down on Paper


When I managed a hydroponic retail store, I would be hit with a litany of questions involving nutrients, medium and equipment. The overall...

Photography in the Garden Photography in the Garden Photography in the Garden Photography in the Garden


What sets you apart from other gardeners? What makes your garden more successful? It seems like everyone has their own trick for ultimate...

The Effects of LEDS on Plants The Effects of LEDS on Plants The Effects of LEDS on Plants The Effects of LEDS on Plants


One of the benefits of growing with LED lights is that their spectral intensity can be customized to suit the different stages of plant...

Accessorizing Your Growroom Accessorizing Your Growroom Accessorizing Your Growroom Accessorizing Your Growroom


Modern growing for maximum yields requires a lot of equipment to get up and running in the growroom, but it’s all of the accessories that...

The Power of pH The Power of pH The Power of pH The Power of pH


The power of pH in your garden is mighty. It can contribute to thriving, vibrant plants with high yields, or kill all your plants in one...

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...

Master the Art of Measuring EC Master the Art of Measuring EC Master the Art of Measuring EC Master the Art of Measuring EC


To maximize the benefits of growing hydroponically, it’s important to know how to fine-tune your nutrient regimen to ensure your plants are...

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