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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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What To Do When Plants Forget To Sleep During A Mild Winter

On December 30th, 2023, it was a balmy 13.2°C in Vancouver, and the garden stubbornly refused a winter nap. While flowering plants …

Growing A Garden For The Mediterranean Diet

With a focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, and the inclusion of seafood and some meat, …

Gardening Mistakes Are a Gift to Your Future

We are ignorant creatures, utterly lost in the darkness—so ignorant that we often don’t even know that we don’t know. …

Quick And Easy Ways To Identify, Prevent, and Solve Problems in the Garden

So many problems, so many solutions! In our Common Problems & Remedies edition, our expert growers have been sharing tales of …

Plant Of The Month: Witch Hazel Is A Perfect Addition To Biodiverse Gardens

I adore witch hazel and its whimsical blossoms! In my climate, the lemon-yellow ribboned flowers pop open in early February …

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

Mushrooms can be grown using various methods, but no matter the process, there has to be a starting material. The …

The Gardener’s Forecast: Almanacs, Weather Stations, or Groundhogs?

I’m one of those obsessed gardeners who keeps one eye on the plants and another on the weather. During torrential …

Rockwool And The Hydroponic Garden: The King Of All Substrates?

Rockwool is special. While you’ve probably noted the inclusion of Rockwool (aka stone wool or mineral wool) on lists of …

Supercharging Your Plants With Fertilizers From The Sea

Some of the most nutrient-dense and potent organic fertilizers and biostimulants come from oceanic sources. Let’s look at some popular …

Soilless SmackDown: Peat Moss versus Coco Coir

Whether you are cuckoo for coco or partial to peat, both growing media have demonstrated their suitability in growing for …

Hey Trendsetter! Here’s What Gardeners Around The World Are Doing In 2024

We love looking into a crystal ball to see what the future of gardening holds! What gardening techniques, styles, and …

Garden Reflections: Words Of Wisdom To Help Plan Your Next Outdoor Grow

We should never stop learning, for no one can have all the knowledge. From clean-fingernailed novices to grizzled spade-leaners, all …

Plant Of The Month: The Christmas Rose Blooms During The Year’s Darkest Days

The Christmas Rose begs for attention on the darkest and bleakest winter days. The fragile-looking plant is related to the …

Top 5 Growing Tips To Boost Your Indoor Garden Game

I have been growing indoors for many years. Like all growers, I have encountered many mistakes and problems. However, these …

5 Cool Ways to Master the Art of Growing Indoors

We’ve got cold, dark days ahead, so it’s time to put our energy into adding some green to our indoor …

The Geography Of Indoor Growing

“Indoors, YOU are Mother Nature!” I first read these inspiring (and somewhat daunting) words in a now antique guide to …

Mold And Filters: The Importance Of Cleaning Your HVAC Equipment

Your HVAC equipment is the heart of your grow room. All the air and environmental conditions come from this mechanical …

Sugar, Sugar… The Truth Behind Simple Carb Supplements

Old Wives’ Tale? Bro-Science? Snake Oil? Or Magic Bullet? The use of simple sugars in the garden pre-dates the fancy …

Bat Guano: The Plant Superfood With A Bad Rap

The Basics: What is Guano? Bats live in large colonies, sharing the same cave from generation to generation. As a …

How To Achieve Perfect Airflow In Your Indoor Grow Room

You are not alone if you struggle to understand perfect airflow in your room. I have designed 100+ grows, extraction …

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