-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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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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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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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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We all understand the importance of applying nutrients at the correct strength and the appropriate time to achieve successful crop production. This is why we utilize tools like EC/PPM meters…
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Water makes up as much as 90% of the mass of a plant- even more in some crops, such as lettuce. To get to that level our crops will “drink”…
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At the beginning of every planting season many gardeners begin the ritual of tilling up soil and preparing both new and old garden beds. Before hauling out the old pickaxe…
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Photoperiodism is the physiological reaction of organisms to the length of day or night. EQUINOX: EQUAL DAY AND NIGHT There are two distinct dates called equinoxes, vernal (spring) and autumnal…
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In one tablespoon of healthy soil there are as many organisms as there are people on the Earth. Soil microbes perform many functions in maintaining fertile plant grow medias including;…
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Silica is the second most abundant element on earth and plays a vital role in optimizing plant health and yield. Nutrient products are often defined by their N-P-K rating, and…
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