Growth


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...

Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden. Hand holding aeroponic broccoli from a tower garden.


What we know as aeroponics today first became popular as a bare bones gardening technique that allowed plant scientists to get up close and...

Shifting Habits, Shifting Minds: Food Waste in the 21st Century Shifting Habits, Shifting Minds: Food Waste in the 21st Century Shifting Habits, Shifting Minds: Food Waste in the 21st Century Shifting Habits, Shifting Minds: Food Waste in the 21st Century


One of the biggest problems facing America in the 21st century is the vast amount of perfectly good food that finds its way into dumpsters...

Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light. Two succulents under a small grow light.


True or False: Unless you’re a poinsettia, increased light levels can’t hurt. Read on to find out.

Hands cupping dirt and a seedling surrounded by chemical elements representing macro and micro nutrients. Hands cupping dirt and a seedling surrounded by chemical elements representing macro and micro nutrients. Hands cupping dirt and a seedling surrounded by chemical elements representing macro and micro nutrients. Hands cupping dirt and a seedling surrounded by chemical elements representing macro and micro nutrients.


Boron… it's some chemical from the periodic table that plants need, but we don't really need to know much about it, right? Wrong. Author...

The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect The Chelation Effect


What is a chelate and how can this compound maximize the growth and productivity of your plants? Molly Sweitzer introduces us to the...

Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus Why Your Garden Needs Phosphorus


Plants must have a steady supply of phosphorus from seed to harvest. It’s called the energy element for a reason! As one of the...

Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant Sex and the Single Plant


The late Bob Ireland shares some tips with us for controlling the sex of your plants with growth hormones.

The Missing Ingredient: CO2 The Missing Ingredient: CO2 The Missing Ingredient: CO2 The Missing Ingredient: CO2


Carbon dioxide is an often overlooked aspect of indoor gardening. While plants can survive without it, even slight elevations of CO2 can...

The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus The Facts on Phosphorus


Phosphorus is a nutrient that all living creatures require for life. But what exactly does it do for your plants, and how should you use it...

What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew? What Do You Know About Mildew?


In the garden, mildew is often confused with mold. However, they are very different problems and it is important not to mix the two up when...

Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully Watering Your Soil Garden Successfully


Unlike a young child who is acting out, plants in need often have a time tough communicating exactly what it is that they want. You can bet...

Bond_Life-Cycle Bond_Life-Cycle Bond_Life-Cycle Bond_Life-Cycle


For those wondering about the stages a marijuana plant undergoes as it grows from seed to potent bud, Chris Bond breaks it down by...

Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon Mycorrhizae: The Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon


Dr. Robert G. Linderman continues his discussion of mycorrhizal fungi in the garden. This time he touches on the mycorrhizosphere...

Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products Mycorrhizae: Evaluating The Products


In this article, Dr. Bob Linderman talks about evaluating mycorrhizal products, inoculating plants and cultural practices that enhance the...

Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil Magnesium in Soil


Magnesium deficiency, like any deficiency, leads to a reduction in yields. Read on to discover why this element is so important to have...

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