Issue 49: USA & Canada

Growth Cycles

Welcome to another edition of Garden Culture Magazine, your analog gateway to becoming a better grower. This edition contains great tips from some of the industry’s finest minds. 

Philip McIntosh’s “Know your soil pH” will help you avoid common mistakes if you grow in soil. We have two interesting articles on lighting. The first, by Rich Hamilton, looks at the downfall of HPS lighting. And in “Red Light, Green Light – Lighting For The Stages of Plant Growth,” Av Singh explores changing (or not changing) lighting in every growth stage. 

If you are new to growing mushrooms, Chris Johnson’s “Mushroom Grow Cycles Using Fruiting Bags” will help you strive for fungal growing perfection.

This month’s featured author, Xavi Kief, has crafted quite a creative piece comparing you and your growing space to square dancing. “Calling The Cultivation Dance – The Cycles Take The Square” takes a unique view of organizing and controlling what happens in your grow space.  

And in the first part of “Hearing The Music Of The Forest Giants,” Cosmic Knot continues listening to the trees. He coined the term Florganoleptics, a genre of music created between plants and people with the help of an electronic device. Read the article and then google the word; it’s some trippy shit. 

Happy growing!


In this issue

Moonflower Farms

Houston, Texas, United States

Moonflower Farms is leading the way when it comes to hyperlocal and sustainable urban agriculture. The hydroponic farm believes in growing food close to home.

My Barnyard Garden

Pakenham, Ontario, Canada

What’s better than pretty flowers? Pretty flowers that are mindfully grown, of course! My Barnyard Garden grows its gorgeous blooms following organic practices.

Wronski Family Farm

Appleton, New York, United States

It’s a family affair at Wronski Family Farm! In operation for 100 years, Lenny and Trudy Wronski, their daughter Jenna and son Dylan are currently at the helm.

Yes Farm

Seattle, Washington, United States

You can’t help but say ‘YES’ to Yes Farm! The 1.5 acre plot along the I-5 in Seattle, WA, strives to educate gardeners and create a black-led food system.

5 Cool Ways To Support Plants Through The Growth Cycles

Incredible gardens don’t just happen; plants need your support throughout their growth cycles so you can achieve ultimate quality and yields!

Calling The Cultivation Dance: The Cycles Take The Square

If you’re a millennial in the United States, modern western square dance was likely the country’s official dance in the …