Cleanup and Sanitation


Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners? Are There Benefits to Pre-Sterilizing Your Pruners?


When it comes to sterilizing tools in the growroom, is there such a thing as keeping things too clean?

Troubleshooting Your Plants: Symptoms to Look Out For Troubleshooting Your Plants: Symptoms to Look Out For Troubleshooting Your Plants: Symptoms to Look Out For Troubleshooting Your Plants: Symptoms to Look Out For


Your plants give you signs when they’re not well. All you have to do is pay attention!

What Needs to be Done in Between Crop Rotations What Needs to be Done in Between Crop Rotations What Needs to be Done in Between Crop Rotations What Needs to be Done in Between Crop Rotations


When growing in soil, crop rotation has historically been one of the best ways to reduce insect pressure, reduce incidences of disease, and...

Best Practices to Keep Your Greenhouse Bug Free Best Practices to Keep Your Greenhouse Bug Free Best Practices to Keep Your Greenhouse Bug Free Best Practices to Keep Your Greenhouse Bug Free


Follow these tips to keep your greenhouse free from undesirable bugs and unsightly pests.

Getting Rid of Algae in the Grow Room Getting Rid of Algae in the Grow Room Getting Rid of Algae in the Grow Room Getting Rid of Algae in the Grow Room


Although they aren’t classified as plants, algae are comparable photosynthetic organisms that grow in the same environment as plants.

Could Your Plants Be Suffering from an Abiotic Plant Disease? Could Your Plants Be Suffering from an Abiotic Plant Disease? Could Your Plants Be Suffering from an Abiotic Plant Disease? Could Your Plants Be Suffering from an Abiotic Plant Disease?


When plants aren’t healthy, diagnosing the problem can be a challenge. Gardeners often look for obvious signs, like a biological...

Get Your Grow Space Clean and Fresh For Spring Get Your Grow Space Clean and Fresh For Spring Get Your Grow Space Clean and Fresh For Spring Get Your Grow Space Clean and Fresh For Spring


With spring just around the corner, let Steve Cather give you some tips on what you can do to help your garden stay healthy and pest-free.

How to be Squeaky Clean in Your Indoor Garden How to be Squeaky Clean in Your Indoor Garden How to be Squeaky Clean in Your Indoor Garden How to be Squeaky Clean in Your Indoor Garden


Keeping your garden clean is the easiest way to avoid the use of harsh pesticides on your plants. Here’s how to be squeaky clean in your...

Daily Duties: Keeping Them All in Check Daily Duties: Keeping Them All in Check Daily Duties: Keeping Them All in Check Daily Duties: Keeping Them All in Check


Much of the equipment that provides environmental manipulation and correction in a growroom should be checked every day. Automation has its...

What to Do at the End of the Summer Gardening Season What to Do at the End of the Summer Gardening Season What to Do at the End of the Summer Gardening Season What to Do at the End of the Summer Gardening Season


It’s easy to abandon the garden while you’re busy preserving your harvests, but do not forget to prepare your garden space for the next...

The Art of Cleaning: A Tribute to Charlie Watson The Art of Cleaning: A Tribute to Charlie Watson The Art of Cleaning: A Tribute to Charlie Watson The Art of Cleaning: A Tribute to Charlie Watson


A necessary, but often cumbersome job, between crop cycles is cleaning up your growroom. We've got some tips to help make this task a...

Start Clean & Keep It Clean in the Garden Start Clean & Keep It Clean in the Garden Start Clean & Keep It Clean in the Garden Start Clean & Keep It Clean in the Garden


Keeping a clean growroom is the first step towards ensuring more drastic measures are not necessary. Here are some tips to get your garden...

Good Greenhouse Hygiene Good Greenhouse Hygiene Good Greenhouse Hygiene Good Greenhouse Hygiene


Plants are more likely to thrive in a clean environment. Make it your goal this spring to carry out these simple sanitary measures in your...

Hypochlorite in Horticulture Hypochlorite in Horticulture Hypochlorite in Horticulture Hypochlorite in Horticulture


Hypochlorite is a readily available germicide that has many horticultural uses. Bill DeBoer shares a rundown on what to keep in mind when...

Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation Biosecurity Basics: A Bit Beyond Sanitation


A lot has been said about how important it is to sanitize a growroom to keep problems at bay. Here are five ways to implement a mindset of...

Two Methods to a Great Clean: Sanitizing and Sterilizing Two Methods to a Great Clean: Sanitizing and Sterilizing Two Methods to a Great Clean: Sanitizing and Sterilizing Two Methods to a Great Clean: Sanitizing and Sterilizing


In order to maintain an optimal growing environment, the horticulturist must maintain cleanliness. To implement sanitization and...

Removing Pollutants from Indoor Air Removing Pollutants from Indoor Air Removing Pollutants from Indoor Air Removing Pollutants from Indoor Air


Polluted air lowers our immune systems and allows mold, bacteria and germs to sicken us, our pets, and our plants. What can we do about it?

How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil How to Condition Your Sterilized Soil


While sterilized soils might be convenient and cost effective to use, they can present certain challenges to the grower. Donald Lester...

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