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Growth Media

The healthier the medium, the healthier the plant. Build a thriving base by following our tips for adding various essential elements, boosting microbial activity, and more!

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A Guide To Creating A Regenerative, Sustainable Garden Space

Becoming an organic-regenerative gardener is worth every effort, helping you produce healthier crops and connect to Nature. The good news …

Save Some Green, Go Green By Reusing Growing Media

Everyone is looking for ways to save money and grow sustainably. All gardening inputs can be managed to serve you …

Common Mistakes When Starting Seeds

There’s something special about starting new seeds, isn’t there? Even after years of gardening, the thrill of opening a new …

Starting Seeds With Soil Blocks Is Plastic-Free And Easy To Do

I am currently trying to purge my life of plastic. It was discouraging to see all the plastic containers and …

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 …

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 …

A Dirty Kid Is A Happy Kid – Inspiring The Younger Generation To Love Soil

Garden Culture’s Jennifer Cole chats with children’s book author and soil expert Lewis Fausak in honor of World Soil Day, …

Celebrating World Soil Day

As if December isn’t busy enough, here’s another special event worth celebrating! World Soil Day happens every year on December …

Easy DIY: Mulching Is Essential To Climate-Friendly Gardening

Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden! An essential component of regenerative-organic and permaculture …

Dressed To Impress: Feeding Your Soil From The Top

Topdressing is an excellent way to feed your soil and, in turn, your plants. So in the words of Motley …

Here’s The Dirt: Hugelkultur In Raised Garden Beds

Gardening in raised beds offers many perks, like warmer soil and fewer weeds. They’re also easier on the back and …

Living Organic Soil: Digging Deeper Into Not Digging At All

The first and second parts of this series look at living organic soil, its benefits and how to build it …

An Easy Recipe To Building Living Organic Soil

In the first part of this series, we explored the new wave of indoor organic growing using living soils and …

Grow Your Best Crops With Nature’s Helping Hand And Living Organic Soil

Why do we grow our food? Most growers will say for quality, flavour, and freshness, and to achieve those things, …

Craving A Climate-Friendly Garden? Hügelkultur Is For You!

The eighth principle of permaculture says that by putting things in the right place, relationships develop, and plants support each other. …

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”. …

Soil vs Substrates: How One Difference Changes Everything

Plants evolved over 600 million years ago into a microbial world. Their roots extended into soils teeming with microbial life. …

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 …

Coco Coir A Sustainable And Eco-Friendly Choice For Growers

There has not been a steeper increase in substrate sales than with coco coir over the last few years. It …

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 …

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