Environmental Control


Tropical leafy greens growing in a hydroponic system Tropical leafy greens growing in a hydroponic system Tropical leafy greens growing in a hydroponic system Tropical leafy greens growing in a hydroponic system


With some system modifications and careful genetic selection, it is possible to hydroponically grow cool-season leafy greens in tropical...

Mature cannabis plant in a growroom Mature cannabis plant in a growroom Mature cannabis plant in a growroom Mature cannabis plant in a growroom


The phrase ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ can also apply to your cannabis plants.

Dealing with Temperature Extremes in Indoor Gardens Dealing with Temperature Extremes in Indoor Gardens Dealing with Temperature Extremes in Indoor Gardens Dealing with Temperature Extremes in Indoor Gardens


Like humans, plants have little tolerance for freezing-cold or sweltering-hot conditions. And because most indoor gardens need some fresh...

Cannabis clone cuttings in a growroom Cannabis clone cuttings in a growroom Cannabis clone cuttings in a growroom Cannabis clone cuttings in a growroom


Are cannabis plants in the cloning stage too small to benefit from enriched CO2?

Large blue fan in a grow room. Large blue fan in a grow room. Large blue fan in a grow room. Large blue fan in a grow room.


Supplying fresh, clean air through the use of a proper ventilation system is of utmost importance to your growing environment.

Automation Must-Haves for New Growers Automation Must-Haves for New Growers Automation Must-Haves for New Growers Automation Must-Haves for New Growers


With the right automation and knowledge, your plants will think Mother Nature is running the show.

Don't Let 'em Fry! - Managing Excessive Heat Don't Let 'em Fry! - Managing Excessive Heat Don't Let 'em Fry! - Managing Excessive Heat Don't Let 'em Fry! - Managing Excessive Heat


Sweltering conditions, overbearing heat, extreme humidity or arid dry air—these are the difficult outdoor climate challenges that many...

Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know


So, you’ve decided to start growing in a greenhouse. That’s great! It might be tempting to start with selecting a frame, but wait. There...

Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start Getting Your Cannabis Grow Off to a Great Start


Let’s look at some of the key variables you can control to help ensure you get great, consistent cannabis yields.

Photo of a man installing ducting in a grow room. Photo of a man installing ducting in a grow room. Photo of a man installing ducting in a grow room. Photo of a man installing ducting in a grow room.


Indoor growers in colder climates can benefit from heat generated by grow lights and use the excess warmth to save money. Eric Hopper...

Sourcing CO2 for Your Indoor Garden Sourcing CO2 for Your Indoor Garden Sourcing CO2 for Your Indoor Garden Sourcing CO2 for Your Indoor Garden


As an essential piece of the photosynthesis puzzle, carbon dioxide is an important component of indoor gardening that can be supplemented...

Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden Automating Your Indoor Garden


The tools for automating a growroom are becoming simpler and simpler to incorporate into our systems, freeing up a lot of our time. Which...

Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2 Cucumber plants in a greenhouse surrounded by CO2


Maintaining a constant level of CO2 in the air surrounding a plant is as important as maintaining its concentration levels. Here's how air...

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 mint plant covered in water droplets from humidity. Photo of a mint plant covered in water droplets from humidity. Photo of a mint plant covered in water droplets from humidity. Photo of a mint plant covered in water droplets from humidity.


Whether in a greenhouse, glasshouse, or indoors, cultivating in a protected environment is all about controlling the surrounding conditions...

Plants being watered by a watering can Plants being watered by a watering can Plants being watered by a watering can Plants being watered by a watering can


Is recycled water from a growroom’s dehumidifier safe to feed to consumable plants? Clif Tomasini and Mike Steffes have the answers.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden


Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. An important step is keeping the bad bacteria at bay, along with establishing and...

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.

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