Growth


Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System Enhance Your Plant's Root System


What you see in a plant’s foliage is almost always the result of what is going on in the soil. When there are issues with soil quality,...

The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding The Possibilities and Realities of Foliar Feeding


Sixty years ago, researchers discovered that it wasn't just roots that could absorb elemental plant nutrients. The findings sparked new...

Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health Amendments to Improve Soil Health


By improving the health of your soil, you can optimize the growth of your crops and increase the efficiency of your fertilizers.

Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever


From plastic forks, coffee filters, diapers, and eggshells, there are many common household items that can help you out in the garden,...

Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization? Worms: The Ancient Secret to the Rise of Human Civilization?


There is a single organism responsible for the rise of the earliest urban communities. Without their hard work in Ancient Egypt, India and...

Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction


A lot of the advice growers receive is based either on sound science, or a friend or relative’s proven practices, but some things can...

Hydroponic lettuce growing indoors under LED grow lights Hydroponic lettuce growing indoors under LED grow lights Hydroponic lettuce growing indoors under LED grow lights Hydroponic lettuce growing indoors under LED grow lights


The following guide explains how LEDs work, how efficient they have become for indoor gardens, and some of the often overlooked factors...

Leaf lettuce growing in an outdoor hydroponic system Leaf lettuce growing in an outdoor hydroponic system Leaf lettuce growing in an outdoor hydroponic system Leaf lettuce growing in an outdoor hydroponic system


While designed for indoor growing, outdoor hydroponic systems can provide solutions to problems such as diminishing arable land, water...

Aromatic Adventures: Growing Exotic Herbs and Spices Hydroponically Aromatic Adventures: Growing Exotic Herbs and Spices Hydroponically Aromatic Adventures: Growing Exotic Herbs and Spices Hydroponically Aromatic Adventures: Growing Exotic Herbs and Spices Hydroponically


Many people value the distinctive flavors that herbs and spices from faraway places add to a dish and the good news is many of these...

Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray. Photo of microgreens growing in a tray.


From strengthening plant cells to resisting disease, or breaking down nutrients in the soil to strengthening roots, amino acids are the...

A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness.


Like humans, most plants inevitably grow old and then die, and as plants age, yields are affected negatively. But if this natural decline...

Lettuce plants growing in a hydroponic system Lettuce plants growing in a hydroponic system Lettuce plants growing in a hydroponic system Lettuce plants growing in a hydroponic system


In hydroponic systems, it’s not uncommon to see extremely lush vegetative growth at the expense of fruit yields, or plants that take...

Hands taking a cutting from a tomato plant inside a greenhouse. Hands taking a cutting from a tomato plant inside a greenhouse. Hands taking a cutting from a tomato plant inside a greenhouse. Hands taking a cutting from a tomato plant inside a greenhouse.


Want some new cultivars for your garden, but also want a way to guarantee their quality? Well, this is a perfect opportunity for some DIY...

Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden


There are many places where water comes from, and each source affects your plants differently. Read on to learn about the different water...

Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming Vertically Inclined: An Introduction to Vertical Farming


With agricultural lands becoming scarcer and scarcer, commercial farmers are looking up for ways to maximize production in a limited...

Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant. Photo of a gardener's gloved hand holding nutrients next to a strawberry plant.


Turns out two of the most essential amendments gardeners can have in their growth arsenal are humic and fulvic acids. Read on to see the...

A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden A Breath of Fresh Air: The Importance of Air Purification in an Indoor Garden


Air purification is one of the most overlooked variables of an indoor garden because most airborne pathogens are invisible, but ignoring...

Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System Growing 101: Choosing a Hydroponic System


So, you’ve decided to give hydroponic gardening a try. Now what? First of all, you need to decide which hydroponic system to use.

The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements The Daily Light Integral Chart: Understanding Your Plants' PPFD & Photoperiod Requirements


Understanding the effect of intense light (PPFD) is essential for successful growth. Whether you have a full grow tent with LED lights or a...

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