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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...

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 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...

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

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...

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

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

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...

Now & Then: Electrical Conductivity in the Garden Now & Then: Electrical Conductivity in the Garden Now & Then: Electrical Conductivity in the Garden Now & Then: Electrical Conductivity in the Garden


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

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...

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

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...

Why You Should Keep a Plant Journal Why You Should Keep a Plant Journal Why You Should Keep a Plant Journal Why You Should Keep a Plant Journal


A journal can help a gardener keep track of the progress of plants and compare the results of using different techniques, tools and...

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...

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....

6 Must-Have Gadgets for Growers 6 Must-Have Gadgets for Growers 6 Must-Have Gadgets for Growers 6 Must-Have Gadgets for Growers


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

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...

Dialing In Your Greenhouse Dialing In Your Greenhouse Dialing In Your Greenhouse Dialing In Your Greenhouse


For commercial greenhouse growers, providing the optimal growing conditions for plants is vital to success

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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