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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The interactions between mineral cations and anions are well understood by chemists, but often overlooked by horticulturists when applying fertilizers to tailor the growth of a specific plant variety. You…
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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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A cutting, also called a clone, is a genetically identical plant produced asexually from a parent plant. Identifying a plant with a desirable trait that you would like to reproduce…
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Auxins are a class of plant hormones that are involved in all phases of plant growth and development, but are most commonly associated with the stimulation of roots from plant…
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Just because air cannot be seen, does not mean that it is not a critical element in the growth and development of plants. More often than not, growers focus on…
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How do mycorrhizae help with availability and uptake of essential plant nutrients? Mycorrhizae help increase the availability of essential plant nutrients in the plant root zone by producing organic acids…
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