Growing Methods

There are many different ways to successfully grow your own; explore different options and choose what’s right for you with our complete guides.

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How To Build A No-Work Garden

In 1971, self-taught gardener Ruth Stout brought the gardening world The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book. I’m not sure if …

Reservoir Tank Troubles – Understanding Reservoir Fluctuations

An indoor garden’s success largely depends on the environment, with the nutrient feed being an integral part. The plant’s nutrients …

What To Do And Not To Do When Growing In A Greenhouse

I’ve been doing a lot of walking around my neighborhood this past year, and in that time, I’ve seen several …

How To Avoid Rookie Mistakes In The Grow Room

As you’re heading to your grow room with a long list of tasks to tackle, you walk through the door, …

Going with the Flow: An Interview with Hydroponics Guru William Texier

William Texier – A Brief History William Texier is a hydroponics innovator and the author of the world-famous book, Hydroponics …

Making The Switch From HID To LED Grow Lights

Since the introduction of the first UFO lights, there have been diehard proponents and detractors of growing with LEDs. While …

Permaculture Projects And The Crucial Art Of Communication

In the real world of permaculture projects, sometimes, things don’t always go according to your plan. That’s ok; gardens, once …

Why Fertilizing Indoor Plants In The Winter Is a Bad Idea

Winter days are for admiring indoor plants and showering them with tender loving care. Although tempting, don’t go overboard with …

A Brief Overview of the History Of Hydroponics

Hydroponics is the process of growing plants without soil and is derived from the words “hydro” (water) and the Greek …

What Indoor Growers Need To Know About Radiant Intensity

As recently as a decade or so ago, indoor growers changed the language they used to describe light intensity. Lux …

An Introduction To Permaculture: Observing The Land

I discovered the world of permaculture in Australia by listening to two wild surfing brothers talk about the Permaculture Design …

A Guide To Nutrient Dosing Machines

I’m typically a sucker for gadgets and technology—a marketeer’s dream. Despite this, I must concede that I find even the …

How To Combine Organic Growing With Hydroponics

The idea of having an organic hydroponic system might seem like an oxymoron, but it is possible to achieve the …

Out In The Greenhouse: Maintenance And Care

Like any other room in the home, a greenhouse requires maintenance and care to keep it in tip-top shape. There’s …

Data-Driven Cultivation: Crunching The Numbers In The Grow Room

Modern cultivation facilities are using future farming techniques that are driven by data! Novel digital technologies are helping farmers and …

Why Cover Crops Are So Essential To The Organic Garden

Cover crops are essential to growing successful organic gardens. Our guide tells you which crops to look for, how to plant them, and why you need to grow them!

Extending The Growing Season With A Greenhouse

The cooler temperatures are here, the leaves have fallen to the ground, and many of us have closed our outdoor …

Keeping Mothers And Cuttings Uniform Critical In Plant Steering

Kick your grow into maximum production by plant steering! In part two of his series, Doug Jacobs explains how keeping mothers and cuttings uniform is critical.

Edible Plants That You Can Find On The Beach

Ocean banks, beaches, and dunes have a rich flora. Surprisingly, many of the plants that grow on seashores are edible! …

Fall Decor Made Easy With This DIY Pumpkin Planter

The fall brings crisp air, beautiful colors, and for many, an end to the outdoor gardening season. But that doesn’t …

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