Nutrients

Just like us, plants need a nutritious diet to grow healthy and strong. We’ve got a rundown of some of the very best organic and veganic ways to feed them.

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The Stench Of Power: Making Comfrey Tea

It’s easy to make but be warned; it’s stinky! Comfrey tea is the ultimate organic drink for your gardens. Follow this recipe for all of your flowering plants.

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 …

Garden Tools: A Basic Introduction To Enzymes

Enzymes are essential organic molecules found in all living organisms, including plants and humans. Without enzymes, the complex reactions within …

Cation and Anion Exchange Capacity And Why It Matters To Your Grow

The Science Corner will help readers learn about complex topics in the horticultural and hydroponic industries without the confusing jargon …

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 …

Giving Your Plants An Edge With Mycorrhizae

Home growing and gardening is one industry that is booming during “lockdown” as people look to fill their time, relax, …

Top Superfoods You Should Be Feeding Your Plants

Superfood by no means describes foods with an unusually high content of macronutrients, such as proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, because that would make low-fat curd cheese, palm oil, and sugar superfoods par excellence. Instead, the term refers to foods that contain many substances that otherwise occur only in small amounts, and which are said to have a health-promoting effect, such as omega-3 fatty acids.

The Foliar Frontier: Give Your Plants The Edge

Many growers are searching for nutrients that can give plants a certain edge. Is there something that can make them bigger, stronger and deliver higher yields? There are always new products and fertilizers on the market, but very few of them are original. The wheel is constantly being reinvented. If you want an edge in the world of growing, consider foliar feeding.  

Do Your Plants Have A Drinking Problem? Understanding Uptake

A common misconception when feeding plants is that they consume everything we give them at once. Standard plant feeds are …

Chlorine and Plants

Written by Rich Gellert Chlorine has been used as a disinfectant in city drinking water since the turn of the …

Top Signs Your Plants Are Starving For Nutrients

Sometimes it’s challenging to understand what’s going on in the garden, even when we think we’re doing everything right. But …

7 Tips and Helpful Bits on Nutrient Solution Mixology

Nutrient solutions range from straightforward single part feedings to complicated cocktails with recipes that rival those of arcane potion making. …

The Power of Hydrogen (pH)

The pH scale is used to describe how basic (alkaline) or acidic a solution is. Solutions with a pH below …

Organic vs. Synthetic Fertilizers & Nutrients

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.91″ background_layout=”light”] [one_half]Plants need nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and other nutrients for healthy growth. These are …

All Fertilizers Are Different

If you have grown a garden then you have used fertilizers. Fertilizer is a human invention that supports the greater …

Plant Hormones: Auxins and Cytokinins

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DIY Seaweed Fertilizer

The internet seems to have turned us into a society of hacks. It offers the secrets of how to do …

What Is Fertilizer, Anyway? Part 1

The technology of farming is what literally started humanity. That’s right, before farming we hunted and gathered with most of our …

Fertilizer from Food Waste

Here’s a concept long overdue – making fertilizer from food waste. Not by composting. The process is much faster, and emits …

Fertilizer Pollution & Your Garden

If it weren’t for the excess nitrogen applied to farmland, there would be no fertilizer pollution. Wrong! What kind of …

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