Gardening

What size AC unit do I need for my garden?

Gardening, Uncategorized

Air conditioning is one of the most important tools when growing indoors, particularly during the hot summer months. Using an air conditioner provides your garden with an accurate way to offer temperature control, and can also substantially lower humidity levels as an added bonus. The investment into an air conditioning system will remove many of the hassles that afflict indoor gardens.

Plant Success’ Great White And Orca-Premium Biological Inoculants

Articles, Gardening, products

By Helene Isbell Plant Success has established itself as a trusted brand in the hydroponic and gardening industry as a leading supplier of beneficial inoculants. Great White and Orca by Plant Success are names that have become synonymous with premium quality mycorrhizae and are increasing in popularity as growers experience their benefits with first hand […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Organic Food & Farming

Articles, Gardening

Organic certification is a process of certifying that a certain product has passed performance and/or qualification requirements stipulated in regulations for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. Achieving certification generally involves complying with a set of production standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping that include

PAR Watts

Articles, Gardening

By Sunny Datko Plants see light differently than human beings do. As a result, lumens, lux and foot-candles are not exact measures for plant growth because they are used for human visibility.  Since plants use energy between 400 and 700 nanometers and light in this region is called Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), we could measure […]

PAR & The Light Spectrum

Articles, Gardening

By Sunny Datko Light is essential to our vision and plant growth but the ways our eyes and plants react to this light are entirely different processes. While the overall physics and science of lighting can be complex we’re going to reduce it to its bare elements here and primarily concentrate on the important plant/light […]

Relative Humidity in Your Indoor Garden

Articles, Gardening

By Sunny Datko What is Relative Humidity? The humidity of the air is basically the amount of water in the air.  The warmer the air, the more water vapor it can hold. This means the maximum amount of water that air can hold is directly related to the temperature of the air. As the amount of water […]

Gardening with Rockwool

Articles, Gardening

Rockwool has long been among the most popular hydroponic growing medium on earth. Horticultural rockwool has been used for hydroponic growing in Europe since 1969 and produces 50% of their greenhouse grown vegetables. Yields have been recorded of up to 160 tons per acre, crop after crop, with greenhouse tomatoes grown in rockwool. Originally used as insulation, it was called “Mineral Insulation” and was later developed for gardening in Denmark. The main distributer of Rockwool is a company called Grodan, which means, “to grow the Danish way”.

Beginner’s Guide to Transplanting Plants

Articles, Gardening

By Sunny Datko Transplanting Guide At some point in the growth of your plants, you will have to consider moving your young, developing plants on to the next stage: a bigger pot, cube, or basket.  This is called transplanting.  Transplanting is often considered the second most stressful event of a plant’s life, cloning being the […]

Seed Starting Guide

Articles, Gardening

Whether you want to plant your own garden or grow a small pot of herbs for your kitchen, you can save a tremendous amount of money by starting your plants from seed. Seed can be purchased at local garden centers and can be harvested from the fruits and vegetables that you buy from the grocery […]