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What is the difference between organic and mineral based fertilizers?
There is much debate around the issue of organic fertilizers vs. mineral based (inorganic) fertilizers and the preference of one or the other. Some folks will argue that inputs sourced from living things (organic) are better for the land, while rock sourced (inorganic) counterparts are better for...
Are led grow lights better than hps?
Growing plants with LED grow lights is currently one of the hottest topics in indoor gardening. Gardening with LEDs is fairly new and only done by a handful of gardeners so there are many questions surrounding them that the indoor garden community wants to know. Do LED’s really save electricity...
How to transplant cuttings and seedlings
Spring is here which means anyone with a garden is bound to do some type of transplanting. A well executed transplant is one key to having a bountiful harvest. Whether you garden in soil, soilless, or hydroponics, there are a few helpful hints that will make this transition nice and easy for you...
Biobizz organics – committed to quality and respecting nature
For over a decade BioBizz has been of the best selling organic nutrients worldwide. BioBizz has made the conscious effort to make a positive contribution with its commitment to ecological awareness. They produce natural nutrients, fertilizers, stimulants, and additive mixtures for plants. These...
How to organically control caterpillars in your garden
A common pest to most outdoor and greenhouse gardeners is caterpillars. These are ravenous feeders that, when left unchecked, do lots damage. There are a few precautions that you can take that will defeat these quickly and safely. First step is knowing what to look for to identify caterpillar...
Products of the month greenhouse blackout fabrics
Triple Layer Breathable Blackout Fabric If you grow plants that need extra beauty sleep, our blackout screens are double layered to provide more than 99.9% blackout (enough for the most sensitive plants). Triple layer breathable blackout fabric even lets you choose an aluminum or black upper layer...
Cold frames for a head start to spring gardening
Cold Frame Basics The term “cold frame” typically refers to a low profile covered structure used to protect plants from the elements. Often cold weather, and excessive wetness or moisture can hinder the growth of small plants – so a cold frame can be a viable solution to nurture...
Greenhouse films and fabrics for home gardening
It’s greenhouse season, and many people are just beginning to consider what kind of structure they’d like, and what kind of materials they should use. When most of us think about greenhouses, we imagine those iconic Dutch glass structures. Glass lets in nearly 100% of the light...
How to protect spring garden plantings from the frost
Now that spring has sprung, folks are itching to get their plants started for the outdoor season. An important thing to remember is to make sure to protect your young seedlings from that last unexpected frost. If it is still winter by you, some of these tips might help! Frost protection can be...
Managing spider mites in your garden
Spider mites are one of the most common garden pests and can be found feeding on the leaves and stems of vegetables, plants, fruit trees, and vines. Spider mite control becomes increasingly difficult once the pest has been well established in the garden so early detection is very important....
Products of the month: c.a.p. xtreme 1000w nano ballast and the growbot evolution
C.A.P. Extreme 1000 W Nano Ballast The Xtreme Nano is a premier addition to your custom lighting setup. This ballast comes in at an unbelievable size at just 9.65″ x 4.9″ x 2.3″ and weighing an amazing 2.9lbs. It allows for just the right amount of light, giving you the ability...
Mycellium running: how mushrooms can help save the world, by paul stamets
Paul Stamets is one of the world’s leading mycologists (a.k.a. fungus scientist). One of his most recent books, Mycelium Running, encompasses the history and future of these amazing organisms. Mycelia act as a sort of fungal ‘root’, some of them forming underground networks that spread for...
Automating your grow room
Automating a grow room will help keep a stable indoor growing environment reducing problems, saving time and increasing yields. Automation is defined as: the technique, method or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic or mechanical devices,...
Product of the month: quantum bad boy t-5
SIZE, OUTPUT and PERFORMANCE have finally met, birthing the Quantum T5 BadBoy! The T5 BadBoy produces color and light much closer to that of regular daylight than the leading competitors resulting in tighter internodal spacing, thicker stem-walls heartier foliage, and natural increases in...
Fluorescent t-5 grow lights
T5 Lighting was originally designed in the 1950s and has grown to be the light choice of many indoor gardeners! In Hydroponics, T5 lights usually come in 2 foot and 4 foot lengths and appear in units ranging form single bulb to 16 bulb units. Fluorescent lighting is optimal for indoor gardening...
Starting seeds indoors
Starting seeds indoors is a great way to get a head start on summer crops and a common practice for year round hydroponic gardeners. How a plant starts it’s life can have a big affect on how well the plant ultimately develops and matures. Improper care of a seedling or small plant can stall the...
Silicate: the new expanded clay pellet
For the last number of years, expanded clay pellets have been one of the preferred hydroponic mediums on the market. It is an inert (contains no nutrients) medium, holds air, and is reusable. Gardeners like the fact that these pellets cannot be over watered and the roots are able to readily...
Silicate: the overlooked additive
With the winter upon us, cool, humid night time temperatures are increasingly common. Aside from having good ventilation system, and adhering to a good preventative spray regiment, there is an often overlooked additive that can help to increase the health of your plant especially during these...
The least toxic pest and disease control sprays
When looking at spray options in relation to pest management, it is important to look at what you are trying to achieve. If you are growing fruits, vegetables, or greens; the least “toxic” approach is always best. Over the years a number of products have been developed to combat the various...
Best practices for your hydroponic garden
Here are a couple of “best practices” that can help any hydroponic garden thrive. The first suggestion is to check the parts-per-million (ppm) of the water you will be using. If your water is above 150 ppm, you should consider using a filter, specifically a reverse osmosis (RO) filter. If you...
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