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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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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Plants consist of several basic organ systems, and roots are an important one. In both soil culture and hydroponics, roots generally keep to themselves, out of sight, doing their critical…
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-by Guest Author Annie S. White, Freelance Technical Writer & Horticultural Consultant   The marriage of hydroponics and organics makes an unlikely couple. Hydroponics is all about feeding the plant…
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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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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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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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