How often should you feed and water your plants? When growing plants in a drain-to-waste setup and using a nutrient solution to deliver the plant nutrients, it is recommended that…
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Silica supplements are a popular addition to nutrient regimens, making plants stronger and less susceptible to environmental and pathogenic damage. Silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2) i s also commonly known as…
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Calcium and magnesium are both important nutrients for plants, and they have a special relationship with coco coir that requires some special attention. While coco coir is a proven growing…
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Growers today understand that adjusting the pH of their hydroponic nutrient solutions is critical for allowing their plants to absorb nutrients efficiently. While there are many formulas for pH control…
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By Derex Q. Zellars | Environmental Scientist   Traditional methods used to protect plants from disease have been largely based on the use of chemical fungicides. Applications of fungicides can…
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By Derex Q. Zellars | Environmental Scientist   Scientific research has confirmed that seaweeds help in increasing yields, drought resistance, frost protection and stress recovery. Although seaweeds contain small amounts…
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Coconut Coir is a widely used organic and renewable growth medium for both hydroponic and container gardening.   Coir is made from the coconut fruit, which is technically a kind…
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Before adding nutrients or supplements, check the baseline EC/PPM of the water. Hard water and PPM levels (.7 scale) may hinder growth. The use of RO filtered water is recommended.…
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When it comes to indoor and outdoor gardening, it is important to understand the significance of the N-P-K ratio. You may already know that these symbols stand for the essential…
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Many of today’s gardeners want to improve their land’s fertility while also supporting green efforts. One option stands out as a must-have for all our backyard gardens – worm castings.…
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