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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Biosolids (a.k.a. Sewer Sludge)

Gardeners and health conscious consumers may be shocked to learn that the organic sounding ingredient “biosolids” found in some potting and …

The Phosphorus Fertilizer Dump

Adding phosphorus fertilizer to soil to correct pH or nutrient balance is commonly done by farmers and gardeners. But it’s normally …

Make Your Own Hydroponic Nutrients

There pros and cons to everything, and it’s no different when you decide to make your own hydroponic nutrient solution. For …

FYI: Banana Peel Fertilizer

There are several reasons that banana waste would be a great source of plant nutrition, but you might be wise …

Plant Nutrition Basics

Keeping your plants healthy and thriving is largely due to plant nutrition, whether your garden is indoor hydroponics, or soil-based …

Is Hydroponic Organic?

The USDA Thinks So The argument over what can and what cannot be called organic food came into sharp focus …

Homemade Hydroponic Nutrients

Making your own does save you money with many things, so it’s not surprising that a lot of people want …

Weird Tomatoes: Hormones or Hybrids?

On a trip to the hardware store for some bamboo stakes I stumbled onto something very intriguing… Tomato Blossom Set. The label …

Better Garden Nutrients = Better Harvests

Gardening season is in full swing everywhere now, and hopefully you’ve added some nutrients along with your veggie plants and …

The Importance of Homemade Fertilizer

It’s pretty convenient to rip open a bag, pop the top on a sprinkle canister – and deliver a perfectly …

Nutrients: How Sweet It Is

Or isn’t, depending on your latest harvest’s tastiness. Should you have used a different nutrient, or is something else amiss …

Nutrient Origins Matter to Plants

Everyone who thinks that gardens grow well from plant food or fertilizer is totally in err. In soilless growing, obviously the nutrients …

N-Pee-K: Tomato Bloom Booster

The next chapter in The Pet Tomato Chronicles finds the plant producing vegetation like crazy in it’s Smart Pot filled …

Please Peecycle; Urine The Garden

This is our pee post. Thank Eric. Showing off his new aquarium aquaponics build on Skype this morning, he reminded …

Using Coffee Grounds in Your Garden

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Why MiracleGro and Hydroponics Should Never Mix

To the new grower’s mind N-P-K versus N-P-K appears to be the same thing, but it’s not. Nutrients formulated for …

The Hydroponics Experiment: Circulation vs Nutrients

Decisions, decisions. How do you decide which hydroponics method will work best for you? Sometimes you find deciding is impossible, …

Homemade Nutrients: Cheaper Hydroponic Gardening

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Make Your Own Aerobic Worm Tea Brewer

Plants love fresh aerobically brewed worm tea. Just soaking the vermicompost for 48 hours is not going to give you …

Nutrient Values: Castings vs Guano

A lot of folks swear by the pooey goodness of tea made with worm castings or bat guano. Is there …

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