Growth


Making the Most of a Container Garden Making the Most of a Container Garden Making the Most of a Container Garden Making the Most of a Container Garden


Today’s style of container gardening offers urban growers more variety than ever before. With so many varieties to choose from, growers can...

Growing 101: Skills to Garden By Growing 101: Skills to Garden By Growing 101: Skills to Garden By Growing 101: Skills to Garden By


Here is an extended list of what every grower new and seasoned alike should—but might not—know.

Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems


What if you were able to naturally boost your plants immune system resulting in increased diseases resistance, photosynthesis and overall...

Abiotic Diseases Abiotic Diseases Abiotic Diseases Abiotic Diseases


Pests, fungi, viral diseases, bacteria—these are all potentially deadly problems if they get into your growroom. But there’s another danger...

Fulvic Acid: A Golden Opportunity Fulvic Acid: A Golden Opportunity Fulvic Acid: A Golden Opportunity Fulvic Acid: A Golden Opportunity


Fulvic acid is one of the most well-balanced and vital minerals on Earth. Dubbed the miracle molecule due to the sheer number of functions...

Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media Understanding Microbial Activity in Plant Rooting Media


Microbial activity involving bacteria and fungi in a rooting medium, whether it is soil or a soilless organic mix, has important...

Root Restriction in Hydroponics Root Restriction in Hydroponics Root Restriction in Hydroponics Root Restriction in Hydroponics


Most hydroponic crops only require a small root zone volume. However, as Lynette Morgan points out, the restriction methods used are just...

Mud Pies and Hair Hygrometers: DIY Projects for Indoor Gardening Mud Pies and Hair Hygrometers: DIY Projects for Indoor Gardening Mud Pies and Hair Hygrometers: DIY Projects for Indoor Gardening Mud Pies and Hair Hygrometers: DIY Projects for Indoor Gardening


Sprouting seeds is a common part of gardening and, with a little ingenuity, can be an opportunity to explore a gardener's DIY side, both...

Why Humic Acid is Beneficial for Plant Growth Why Humic Acid is Beneficial for Plant Growth Why Humic Acid is Beneficial for Plant Growth Why Humic Acid is Beneficial for Plant Growth


Just what exactly is that black powdery stuff growers are often asked to put in their soil, and how does it work? Here is master gardener...

A Beginner’s Guide to Fertilizer Product Labels A Beginner’s Guide to Fertilizer Product Labels A Beginner’s Guide to Fertilizer Product Labels A Beginner’s Guide to Fertilizer Product Labels


Think you know what all those numbers on a product's label are all about? Read on to discover what might have been deliberately left out of...

Techniques for Proper Pruning Techniques for Proper Pruning Techniques for Proper Pruning Techniques for Proper Pruning


A look at the selection and care of plant pruning equipment, as well as how to take cuttings.

How Much Water is Too Much? How Much Water is Too Much? How Much Water is Too Much? How Much Water is Too Much?


Should you be watering your plants once a day? Different plants and different soils need different watering regimens. Here’s a general...

Nutrient Element Mixing to Formulate a Nutrient Solution Nutrient Element Mixing to Formulate a Nutrient Solution Nutrient Element Mixing to Formulate a Nutrient Solution Nutrient Element Mixing to Formulate a Nutrient Solution


The following article instructs on how to make your own nutrient solution and address all your garden’s requirements—perfect for the DIY...

10 Tips Toward a Super Spring Start 10 Tips Toward a Super Spring Start 10 Tips Toward a Super Spring Start 10 Tips Toward a Super Spring Start


Spring planting marks the beginning of the outdoor gardening season, and getting off to a good start can go a long way toward a successful...

How Does a Plant's Immune System Work? How Does a Plant's Immune System Work? How Does a Plant's Immune System Work? How Does a Plant's Immune System Work?


The best way to protect our indoor crops is to understand how they protect themselves from threats like pests and diseases.

Growing for Health: Fertilizer Recommendations Growing for Health: Fertilizer Recommendations Growing for Health: Fertilizer Recommendations Growing for Health: Fertilizer Recommendations


So, the results of your soil test are in and it’s time to tweak the routine. It’s likely you’ve received a few suggestions on how to amend...

Feeding For Flavor Feeding For Flavor Feeding For Flavor Feeding For Flavor


When fruits have a complex, layered flavor, you know the grower finally got it right. Here’s how to do it in your own garden.

pH pHacts pH pHacts pH pHacts pH pHacts


Do you know what pH stands for? Read on to find out and to learn other fun facts about pH.

Plant Nutrition: To Supplement, or Not? Plant Nutrition: To Supplement, or Not? Plant Nutrition: To Supplement, or Not? Plant Nutrition: To Supplement, or Not?


From essential elements, to composts, to micro-organisms, there sure are a lot of things growers can provide their plants. But is it all...

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