Growth


Applying Green Principles to Hydroponic Growing Applying Green Principles to Hydroponic Growing Applying Green Principles to Hydroponic Growing Applying Green Principles to Hydroponic Growing


Organic products are not the only way to go green in the garden. Making your system more efficient, while challenging, is another way.

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.

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.

Water Worries: Water Quality Issues and How to Deal with Them Water Worries: Water Quality Issues and How to Deal with Them Water Worries: Water Quality Issues and How to Deal with Them Water Worries: Water Quality Issues and How to Deal with Them


If your water is not right your plants won’t reach their full potential—Dr. Lynette Morgan takes you through everything you need to know...

Decoding Nutrient Solutions Decoding Nutrient Solutions Decoding Nutrient Solutions Decoding Nutrient Solutions


Often, plants require nutrient elements in quantities so minute that we need to look at them in parts per hundred and parts per million.

All About Amino Acids All About Amino Acids All About Amino Acids All About Amino Acids


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

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...

How to Overwinter Your Pepper Plants How to Overwinter Your Pepper Plants How to Overwinter Your Pepper Plants How to Overwinter Your Pepper Plants


Many gardeners regard pepper plants as being annuals, but, with a little pepper winter care indoors, you can keep your pepper plants for...

Bug Off: Pest Control Basics Bug Off: Pest Control Basics Bug Off: Pest Control Basics Bug Off: Pest Control Basics


The most common plant pests include aphids, spider mites, thrips, fungus gnats and whiteflies. Some, if not all, are eventually going to...

Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy


Plant pigments can be used by plants to attract pollinators, such as birds or insects, or to attract or deter predators, depending on the...

What’s Infecting Your Vegetable Garden? What’s Infecting Your Vegetable Garden? What’s Infecting Your Vegetable Garden? What’s Infecting Your Vegetable Garden?


The rolling or curling of leaves on tomato and other plants can be a symptom of environmental stress—like too much fertilizer and over or...

Raging Hormones Raging Hormones Raging Hormones Raging Hormones


Plant hormones are quite different from those found in animals, but they do have at least one thing in common: they play an intricate role...

Amino Acids: The Lego Blocks of Plant Proteins Amino Acids: The Lego Blocks of Plant Proteins Amino Acids: The Lego Blocks of Plant Proteins Amino Acids: The Lego Blocks of Plant Proteins


After water, amino acids are the second most prominent molecules in plants and animals. They act as the building blocks of proteins.

Starting Plants from Cuttings Starting Plants from Cuttings Starting Plants from Cuttings Starting Plants from Cuttings


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...

Perfecting the System Perfecting the System Perfecting the System Perfecting the System


Lee McCall walks us through the set-up for a comprehensive new growing system that he thinks just might be the start of something big in...

Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen Beneficial Elements For Your Nutrient Regimen


There are several essential macro- and micronutrients plants need to grow and reproduce. Here we look at aluminum, iodine, lithium,...

5 Reasons to Bring Your Garden Indoors 5 Reasons to Bring Your Garden Indoors 5 Reasons to Bring Your Garden Indoors 5 Reasons to Bring Your Garden Indoors


With indoor gardening, the possibilities are endless when the elements play no role in deciding the type of garden you choose to grow.

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