The bees are dying and in massive numbers, a tragedy, given their importance to the ecosystem. It is estimated that one-third of the food that we consume daily relies on the pollination of honeybees. Globally, there are more of them than any other type of pollinating insect, making them the most important pollinator on Earth.Pollinators strongly influence ecological relationships, ecosystem conservation and stability, genetic variation in the plant community, floral diversity, specialization, and evolution. In tropical forests, woodlands, mangroves, and deciduous forests, many species of plants and animals will not survive if bees disappear. The production of many food sources such as seeds, nuts, berries, and fruits are all highly dependent on insect pollination.View Article
Humans have used cannabis for pain relief for a thousand years, but only recently have we garnered evidence from controlled, experimental studies regarding its efficacy for treating and helping those with chronic pain.View Article
This article originally appeared in Garden Culture Magazine UK32 & US30. Chlorine has been used as a disinfectant in city drinking water since the turn of the century, initially in the American city of New Jersey. As cities expanded and needed a longer-lasting disinfectant that would reach even the farthest tap, chloramines were introduced for…View Article
This article originally appeared in Garden Culture Magazine Uk32 & US30 . The atmosphere of buildings – especially new ones – where we live and work might be full of several chemical compounds that are harmful to our health. In some places, there can be up to 60 different toxic gaseous substances. Fortunately, plants can…View Article
This article was originally published in Garden Culture Magazine UK30, & US28 In our modern western culture, where perfect green lawns have been worshipped for so long, the dandelion is generally seen as one of the most disgraceful weeds. We have been taught that it is an invasive plant that we must eradicate, usually targeted…View Article
We might live longer, but do we live better? The developed world eats more than ever, and yet, we grow sicker. We grow plenty of food, yet people go hungry. The U.S. spends more money on health care than any other country, yet we rank towards the bottom in results. We are more connected through the computers in our pocket, yet lonelier than ever. Something big is wrong.View Article
Terminate Pests and Protect your Grow Environment
Green Cleaner protects crops by killing spider mites and their eggs, predatory mites, aphids, whiteflies, broad mites, and russet mites on contact and washes powdery mildew right off the plant. Green Cleaner can be used as a solution to dip tender new cuttings into and can also help prevent garden contamination when outsourcing plant starts. Use it from beginning through harvest as a treatment.
Check out CentralCoastGarden.com for great tips for getting rid of unwanted pests in your garden.
Smart Light Switcher sLS24
Control up to 24 1000W 240V HID lights and protect your grow environment from high temperatures. The sLS24 is equipped with smart high-temperature shut-off and automatic light rotation to prevent dark spots when a high-temperature condition is met. All Grozone Control products are proudly manufactured and engineered in Canada.
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The Mini Automatic Reclaimed Condensate System is the next step towards zero-waste! Don’t let money and resources flow down the drain; reclaim and purify up to 720 gallons a day of HVAC runoff with the Mini ARCS. Nothing but ultra-pure, pathogen-free, pH-balanced water goes back into your irrigation system. Small in size, huge on savings.
Visit HydrologicSystems.com to find a solution that is right for your garden.
iLW 40w LED
Finally: A Light Specifically Designed for Clones
When growing clones, balancing light is essential. Plants are sensitive in the early stages, and as they grow, proper lighting strength is crucial for them to thrive. Clones need a particular type of light, and ILUMINAR Lighting’s created a fixture specifically designed for growing clones. The low-profile design of the 40-watt, 47″ iLW wide-bar LED fits nicely in tiered growing environments or baker’s racks and covers a 2’x4′ area. The iLW is an excellent alternative to T5 for growing clones and hardening them off for veg.
* PPF: 100 μmol/s
* Efficacy: 2.5 μmol/j
* Uniformity higher than 90%
* IP65 certified for Damp/Wet Conditions
* 50,000+ Operational hours
Visit iluminarlighting.com for more great lighting solutions.
Developed and manufactured by Dutch Lighting Innovations, a company specializing in supplemental lighting systems, the JOULE-Series delivers what growers need for optimal performance, yields, and quality. The DLI reflectors are made to have the highest possible total reflectance. Composed of an electrochemically-brightened, high-purity aluminum on top of an anodized base coat and overlaid with a dual-layer oxide system, the DLI reflector is tuned for maximum visible reflection. The new JOULE-Series 1000W fixture is designed for the DLI Horticulture Plus 1000W DE Lamp.
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Royal Gold Basement Mix
A Humboldt County Original
With so many developments in cultivation technology, the giant fancy greenhouses, and the indoor facilities, it’s easy to forget where it all began: in basements, attics, closets, and garages. Simple methods in simple spaces and success was measured in quality alone. Those methods and the quality product they bring are regaining a foothold in the modern world of elaborate and expensive infrastructure. Basement Mix, Royal Gold’s flagship, simple coco-based, moderately amended potting mix allows that simplicity to thrive.
Whether 1 pot or 1000, Basement Mix is the foundation for your success.
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AZOS Red Liquid
New by Xtreme Gardening
A living product with millions of colonies of Azospirillum brasilense. AZOS Red Liquid is used in conjunction with other fertilizers and biostimulants and is compatible with all waterborne applications and fertigation systems. Best for middle to large-scale growers looking to increase the efficiency of their clones and nursery plants as well as boosting vegetative growth.
Nitrogen is a major component of every protein molecule, and yet soils are often deficient in this element. Although the atmosphere is comprised of around 80% nitrogen, it is in a form that is not readily available to plants. AZOS Red Liquid can facilitate this conversion, increase the accessibility of nitrogen in the soil, and catalyze a natural growth hormone within plants that help promote more root and vegetative growth.
Cultured and packaged to order, AZOS Red Liquid is one of the freshest and biologically active microbial products on the market, packaged to maintain the viability of the bacteria. To ensure the best results, purchase enough product for a single crop cycle. Best when stored in a refrigerator.
Check out Xtreme-Gardening.com for tips and tricks on beneficial bacteria.