Kelp is a popular plant additive and understanding what it is and how it benefits plants can help a gardener make the best use of it. Kelp (seaweed) are types…
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What is Root Rot? “Root rot” is a generic term encompassing any number of soil-inhabiting fungi, or fungi-like organisms that ultimately (and usually quickly) cause the collapse of a plant’s…
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Hey friends! Welcome back. So after the first Soil Blog post, I was all excited telling a friend of mine about having started the blog, and how I have a…
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Plant carbohydrates, in the form of sugars are the energy source by which all plants carry out their major functions. All plants must photosynthesize, transpire and respire to survive. Sugar…
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The best fertilizer is (drum roll please)…UNICORN DUST! O.K. let’s be real, there is no more a best fertilizer than there are actual factual unicorns. What is ideal or best…
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So, first things first. I’m sure you are wondering, “What kind of person blogs about soil, pH bacteria and fungi?” Good question! I, your host, Derex Zellars am an Environmental…
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All living things need a source of carbon generally known as food. Animals eat their food, fungi absorb theirs, and plants make their own via photosynthesis. Plants must also obtain…
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Most growers know to keep an eye out for common plant stressors like insects, diseases, and water and nutrient levels. It takes a little more effort and some monitoring to…
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If you are reading this, you probably already know what coco coir is, and what it means to be “buffered.” If you were simply intrigued by the title (and who…
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