Growth


Stomata Stomata Stomata Stomata


Evolutionary wonders, stomata are vital to plant health. Knowing how they work and what they do for the plant is important knowledge for...

The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production The Best Hydroponic Systems for Lily Production


Lilies are a beautiful and popular flower that can be very effectively grown hydroponically, but all systems are not created equal. Which...

Soil Testing: Is It Better To Go Through a Cooperative Extension? Soil Testing: Is It Better To Go Through a Cooperative Extension? Soil Testing: Is It Better To Go Through a Cooperative Extension? Soil Testing: Is It Better To Go Through a Cooperative Extension?


Cooperative Extension or DIY? We take a look at the differences between the two, and the benefits of using them.

Secondary Micronutrients That Are Crucial to Plant Health Secondary Micronutrients That Are Crucial to Plant Health Secondary Micronutrients That Are Crucial to Plant Health Secondary Micronutrients That Are Crucial to Plant Health


Most growers have a handle on primary nutrients and macronutrients, but how is your understanding of the lesser known secondary and...

What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health What a Plant's Internodal Spacing Reveals About Its Health


The distance between nodes can tell us quite a bit about how a plant is doing. Here’s how to decipher it.

How Plant Hormones Work How Plant Hormones Work How Plant Hormones Work How Plant Hormones Work


Plants, just like humans and all other living things, make hormones to fulfill their natural functions.

Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start Seed Germination: How to Give Your Seeds a Strong Start


Planting seeds ends in either the thrill of that first tiny green shoot or the disappointment of a failed germination.

The Internet of Things: What It Means for Growers The Internet of Things: What It Means for Growers The Internet of Things: What It Means for Growers The Internet of Things: What It Means for Growers


Without a doubt, the Internet of Things (IoT) can play a role in horticulture.

What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels? What Are Root Snorkels?


To survive extremely wet conditions, some plants evolved special roots that act as snorkels. There is also a man-made version, but how well...

Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants


Here is why understanding your plants’ circadian rhythms is beneficial.

The Effects of Cobalt, Copper, and Chromium in the Garden The Effects of Cobalt, Copper, and Chromium in the Garden The Effects of Cobalt, Copper, and Chromium in the Garden The Effects of Cobalt, Copper, and Chromium in the Garden


Cobalt, copper, and chromium don’t get much attention when it comes to nutrient discussions, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important.

Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over Powdered Plant Nutrients: Why Some Growers are Switching Over


The benefits of mixing your own plant fertilizers from powdered concentrates should not be overlooked.

The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters The Science Behind Natural and Synthetic Root Growth Promoters


Though plants naturally produce their own root promoters, there are a variety of ways a motivated grower can stimulate root propagation...

Using a Bloom Booster to Supercharge the Flavor of Home-Grown Harvests Using a Bloom Booster to Supercharge the Flavor of Home-Grown Harvests Using a Bloom Booster to Supercharge the Flavor of Home-Grown Harvests Using a Bloom Booster to Supercharge the Flavor of Home-Grown Harvests


Several things need to be taken into consideration when growing spices, condiments and aromatic plants for flavour and quality, such as the...

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...

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,...

The Subtle Art of Hardening Off Your Seedlings The Subtle Art of Hardening Off Your Seedlings The Subtle Art of Hardening Off Your Seedlings The Subtle Art of Hardening Off Your Seedlings


They’ve been nurtured inside where it is warm and cozy, but it’s time to prepare your seedlings for a transition to the comparatively harsh...

The Role of Manganese in Plant Culture The Role of Manganese in Plant Culture The Role of Manganese in Plant Culture The Role of Manganese in Plant Culture


Although it is used in very small amounts by plants, manganese is of capital importance to healthy plant growth, like all micronutrients....

Silicon: The Non-essential Plant Nutrient with Big Benefits Silicon: The Non-essential Plant Nutrient with Big Benefits Silicon: The Non-essential Plant Nutrient with Big Benefits Silicon: The Non-essential Plant Nutrient with Big Benefits


Next time you’re browsing through nutrients at the local hydro shop, reach for a bottle of silicon supplements. Though not essential, it’s...

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