Philip McIntosh

Philip holds a B.Sc. in Botany and Chemistry from Texas State University and an MA in Biological Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been publishing professionally for over 30 years in magazines, journals, and on the web on topics relating to botany, mycology, general biology, and technology. As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educator, Phil enjoys working with students to help them advance their knowledge and skills in relevant fields of learning.

9 Articles

So, You Want To Grow Mushrooms? Mushroom Mating Types Explained

If you’re growing mushrooms at home, it’s helpful to understand the life cycle of the species you desire. Philip McIntosh explains mushroom mating types.

Mushroom Growing 101: What’s In A Spore Syringe?

You can grow mushrooms in many ways but need a starting material. Phil McIntosh walks us through spore syringes, what’s in them, and how they’re used.

Tissue Culture lll: Reducing Propagation Contamination With Sterile Techniques

In our third Tissue Culture piece, Philip McIntosh helps us with sterile techniques to reduce the chances of propagation contamination.

Tissue Culture ll: The Magnificent World Of Mushrooms

Tissue culture is a fascinating way to start new plants. In the second part of his series, Philip McIntosh discusses growing mushroom-producing fungi.

Tissue Culture l: Propagating Many Plants In Small Spaces

There’s more than one way to propagate plants! In the first article of this series, Philip McIntosh talks about tissue culture and how it works.

Chemistry 101: All You Need To Know About Water For Your Plants

It’s one of the most studied substances out there: water. In this article, Philip McIntosh teaches us everything we need to know about H20 in the garden.

What Good is a 3D Printer In The Garden?

What’s a 3D printer and do you need one for your garden? In this article, Philip McIntosh introduces us to ways we can incorporate this tech into the grow room.

How Recyclable Are Your Garden Containers?

Container gardening is rising in popularity, especially in small urban spaces! Philip McIntosh gives us a rundown of container materials and whether they’re recyclable or not.

The Continued Organic Certification of Hydroponics

Two kinds of passionate growers are pitted against each other on the subject of organic certification in hydroponics. Philip McIntosh gives us the latest in this battle.