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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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Keeping It Simple With These Low-Tech Gardening Hacks

Before apps and garden gadgets were available, gardeners used tried and true techniques to grow their food and gardens. I admit I …

Fantastic Fungi: Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Fungi are incapable of photosynthesis and feed on organic matter, forming a kingdom quite distinct from plants. Most fungi are …

PAR WARS – Dialing Your Garden Into The 21st Century And Beyond

Long ago in a Trap House somewhere off I-70, Legacy Growers, striking from hidden basements, were winning their first battles …

Growing Advice: Is pH impHortant?

There are very few hot button topics that get indoor gardeners more riled up than the concept of “perfect pH”. …

The Catalyst for My Botanical Obsession

I’ve always been a bit of a radical personality. Whether it’s been bucking authority or playing in bands of dubious …

Growing Technology: The Evolution of LED Lighting

My first memories of Light Emitting Diodes are the HAM radio kit from RadioShack I put together in the third …

Regenerative Agriculture The Solution To Reconnecting With Nature And Ourselves

The way we treat the soil reflects the way we treat ourselves, and the way we treat ourselves is the …

Jumping On The Regenerative Gardening Bandwagon: Q&A With Stephanie Rose

Hot off the presses this month is a beautiful book every gardener should have! The Regenerative Garden 80 Practical Projects …

Satisfy Your Plants And Rebellious Side With Super Cropping

Super cropping is a high-stress plant training technique. It is used for several reasons, including reducing height, repositioning branches, encouraging …

5 Cool Ways To Super Cropping Success

Super cropping involves stressing plants in various ways to push them to their maximum potential. By pinching, cutting, training, and …

Understanding Substrate Chemistry in Hydroponics Leads To Better Grows

In the field of hydroponics, much is made of your choice of system, your lamps, and nutrient solution. Thousands of …

Experimenting With Substrates: Homemade Soil Mixes

It’s the first week in May as an intermittent hailstorm pummels the polycarbonate roof of Incredible Farm’s greenhouse. Head grower …

How Recyclable Are Your Garden Containers?

Container gardening is on the rise, especially in cities where space is limited. Some containers are durable, but they don’t …

Time To Act: Six Ways To Save Water In The Garden

Clean water is something that most of us take for granted, but the fragility, dependence, and vitalness of water to …

Peat: Should You Use It In The Garden?

Some gardeners swear by it while others will tell you to stay as far away from it as possible. There …

Harnessing Nature Through Regenerative Agriculture

Hack an aspen tree down to its stump, and within weeks, it will regenerate new limbs. But strip away the …

Taking the Nature Out of Agriculture and the Impact on Human and Environmental Health

The world’s people have become almost completely disconnected from what sustains us – community, food, water, even Mother Nature herself. …

Growing Pains: A Dutch Grower Takes On Giant Pumpkins

Wezep is a small village in the Veluwe area of the Netherlands. And while it may not be a big …

Incredible Farm: A Model for the Future of Adaptive, Regenerative Farming

It’s a dry spring day at Incredible Farm, a mixed 5-hectare smallholding tucked away in the West Yorkshire hills. The …

Homestead 1839: A Farm With History Grows With The Past, Present, and Future In Mind

In West Burlington, Iowa, a farm called Homestead 1839 stands out from all the other fields. It has broken away from …

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