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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 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

Auxins are plant hormones that help guide plant growth. They work in conjunction with but in opposition to, cytokinin hormones. They are …

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 …

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 …

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