Posts published on April 2012

Aeroponic Cloning Machines Explained

Articles, Gardening

Aeroponic cloning machines are becoming a big hit in indoor gardens, and it’s easy to see why these machines are gaining in popularity. Cloning machines allow you to root your cuttings without the expense of buying growing media or the time necessary to prepare it. Many growers say cloning machines have helped them save time and money, and made their gardening […]

Tips on Flowering Plants Indoors

Articles, Gardening

What is the Flowering Stage? During flowering, plants will put their full energy into a reproductive effort in preparation for the coming winter. In nature, long nights signal the plant that winter is coming and that it is time to flowers and produce seeds. The plant “senses” the longer nights by a direct interaction with […]

What is Mycorrhizal Fungi?

Articles, Gardening

What Are Mycorrhizal Fungi? The word “mycorrhiza” (plural: mycorrhizae or mycorrhizas) comes from the Greek language and literally means “fungus roots.” Mycorrhizal fungi attach themselves to plant roots and actually help plants to make use of water and organic nutrients in the soil. They live on the roots of nearly 95% of Earth’s plant species, […]

5 Benefits of Fulvic Acid

Gardening

Fulvic Acid offers many physical, chemical and biological benefits to your garden. It gets its name from the Latin fulvus, meaning yellow, describing its color.  Its natural buffering, chelating and extremely high ion-exchange properties make mineral elements easier for plants to absorb. This results in increased plant vitality, resistance to environmental stress and improved crop […]

Cal-Mag and Plants

Articles, Gardening, Grow Tips

Calcium and magnesium are common inputs in many gardens. They are the building blocks and catalysts that allow plants to flourish. They can be found in the soil naturally, in many fertilizers, and in tap water.  Many gardeners tend to supplement their feed regimen with extra calcium and magnesium (“cal-mag”), especially those using reverse osmosis […]

Mad Farmer Nutrients

Articles, Gardening

Mad Farmer is a line of plant enhancements, additives and nutrient controls formulated specifically for hydroponics. With no dyes and food grade ingredients, their products are clean, stable and concentrated. Mother of All Blooms (MOAB) supplies your flowering plants with extreme levels of food grade phosphorus and potassium to produce dramatic results in your garden. […]

Cutting Edge Solutions Review

Articles, Gardening

If you’re a new indoor gardener, Cutting Edge Solutions is an excellent way to start growing. Their products are very simple to use, pH stable, and effective for a wide variety of plants. Sonoma Gold Grow and Sonoma Gold Bloom formulations are organic all-purpose fertilizers to be used during the vegetative and flowering cycles, respectively.  However […]

Roots Organics Nutrients (from Aurora Innovations)

Articles, Gardening

Founded in Eugene, Oregon by a group of conscientious, organic gardeners,  Aurora Innovations has developed their Roots Organics line to provide superior results when used in potting soil and soilless potting mix gardens.  Roots Organics products are 100% organic and sourced from only the highest quality ingredients, with natural inputs and sustainable practices that reduce our […]

Why have the NPK numbers changed on House & Garden products?

Articles, Gardening, Grow Tips

Why are we not seeing a guaranteed analysis on the new bottles? A guaranteed analysis numbers are representative of the amount or percentage of a certain element per unit of volume. These percentages are obtained through certifying agencies that do not always use the same instrumentation, the same scale, and the same procedure. To complicate things […]

5 Tips to Prevent Pythium

Articles, Gardening, Grow Tips

Pythium (or “root rot”) is a destructive root-parasitic pathogen that directly attacks the root system of the plant, causing normally healthy white roots to turn brown and mushy. When the infection is severe, the lower portion of the stem can become slimy and black. In recirculating systems, this infected root mass will also contaminate the other plants that reside in that system.