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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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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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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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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Many growers give themselves labels based on the types of inputs they use in their gardens, often referring to “strict organic practices” or “sterile, mineral-based hydro”. Perhaps you’re the type…
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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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