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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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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Calcium and magnesium are both important nutrients for plants, and they have a special relationship with coco coir that requires some special attention. While coco coir is a proven growing…
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By Derex Q. Zellars | Environmental Scientist   Traditional methods used to protect plants from disease have been largely based on the use of chemical fungicides. Applications of fungicides can…
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By Derex Q. Zellars | Environmental Scientist   Scientific research has confirmed that seaweeds help in increasing yields, drought resistance, frost protection and stress recovery. Although seaweeds contain small amounts…
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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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When it comes to indoor and outdoor gardening, it is important to understand the significance of the N-P-K ratio. You may already know that these symbols stand for the essential…
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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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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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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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