Pruning and Trimming


The Myth of Cloroxed Clippers The Myth of Cloroxed Clippers The Myth of Cloroxed Clippers The Myth of Cloroxed Clippers


Here's a gardening urban legend for you: a bleach solution is the best choice for disinfecting pruning wounds and tools. So, is it true?...

Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners?


When it comes to sterilizing tools in the growroom, is there such a thing as keeping things too clean?

Grooming Your Garden for Fall Grooming Your Garden for Fall Grooming Your Garden for Fall Grooming Your Garden for Fall


It’s the end of another big growing season, and the soil, plants, shrubs and trees that call your backyard home are ready for some down...

How to Extend the Life of Your Harvested Crops How to Extend the Life of Your Harvested Crops How to Extend the Life of Your Harvested Crops How to Extend the Life of Your Harvested Crops


After setting up the perfect environment for your crops and maintaining every growroom parameter to the letter, you’ll find that the most...

Do Your Plants Need Pinching or Pruning? Do Your Plants Need Pinching or Pruning? Do Your Plants Need Pinching or Pruning? Do Your Plants Need Pinching or Pruning?


While trimming, pruning, and pinching sound like painful procedures, they are exactly what your plants need to grow big and strong.

How to Trellis Your Plants Properly How to Trellis Your Plants Properly How to Trellis Your Plants Properly How to Trellis Your Plants Properly


Are your outdoor plants out of control yet? Adding a trellis to your landscape will offer plants enhanced access to sunlight and better air...

Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden Avoid Using These 4 Common Household Items in Your Garden


Do-it-yourself solutions can be a great way to save money, but there are some fixes that you just shouldn’t do in your garden.

Stretch-Tie: Makers of the Expandable Twist Tie Stretch-Tie: Makers of the Expandable Twist Tie Stretch-Tie: Makers of the Expandable Twist Tie Stretch-Tie: Makers of the Expandable Twist Tie


Like many new things, the Stretch-Tie was developed to replace outdated technology.

How Does Air Pruning Benefit Plants? How Does Air Pruning Benefit Plants? How Does Air Pruning Benefit Plants? How Does Air Pruning Benefit Plants?


Air pruning is a bit of a confusing concept. How can a plant be pruned by the air it’s always exposed to anyway? Baron Wasteland, who has...

Achieving Shear Growth: Pruning to Maximize Fruit Size Achieving Shear Growth: Pruning to Maximize Fruit Size Achieving Shear Growth: Pruning to Maximize Fruit Size Achieving Shear Growth: Pruning to Maximize Fruit Size


When we prune or top off plants, we are removing the fastest-growing shoots. This is done to remove apical dominance, the phenomenon where...

The Art of Growing Up! The Art of Growing Up! The Art of Growing Up! The Art of Growing Up!


Want vertical interest? Color? Elegance? Whimsy? Vines have it all! They shimmy up poles and curlicue around strings. They twist and turn...

Controlling Plant Height, Naturally Controlling Plant Height, Naturally Controlling Plant Height, Naturally Controlling Plant Height, Naturally


There are several ways to influence the height of your plants without resorting to chemicals. For instance, good air movement around the...

Training Your Plants: Pruning, Staking and Trellising to Maximize Yields Training Your Plants: Pruning, Staking and Trellising to Maximize Yields Training Your Plants: Pruning, Staking and Trellising to Maximize Yields Training Your Plants: Pruning, Staking and Trellising to Maximize Yields


A number of gardening strategies can be used to manipulate plants in different ways to maximize resources like space, nutrients and light.

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...

Pass the Pruners: How to Control Plant Growth Pass the Pruners: How to Control Plant Growth Pass the Pruners: How to Control Plant Growth Pass the Pruners: How to Control Plant Growth


Ever since plants were first cultivated for food or ornamental value, growers have been snipping, shaping, trimming and tying to achieve...

Making Herbs Bigger Through Pinching and Harvesting Making Herbs Bigger Through Pinching and Harvesting Making Herbs Bigger Through Pinching and Harvesting Making Herbs Bigger Through Pinching and Harvesting


Do you want bigger, bushier herb plants in your garden? Here’s how to pinch your plants for fuller growth.

Train Your Tomatoes: 6 Crop Manipulation Tips for Improved Yields Train Your Tomatoes: 6 Crop Manipulation Tips for Improved Yields Train Your Tomatoes: 6 Crop Manipulation Tips for Improved Yields Train Your Tomatoes: 6 Crop Manipulation Tips for Improved Yields


Over the years, commercial tomato farmers have learned a few crop manipulation tricks to ensure maximum harvests from each plant. Here are...

How to Maximize Your Tomato Yields How to Maximize Your Tomato Yields How to Maximize Your Tomato Yields How to Maximize Your Tomato Yields


Inspired by his grandfather’s ability to grow high tomato and pumpkin yields in confined spaces, David Sidea experimented with several...

Proper Pruning Techniques Part 1 Proper Pruning Techniques Part 1 Proper Pruning Techniques Part 1 Proper Pruning Techniques Part 1


Correctly pruning your plants can add years to their lives and increase yields of healthy, disease-free fruits and flowers.

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