Apr
09
2016

Link4 iPonic Garden Environment Controllers

Futuristic in design and loaded with features – yet still a breeze to install, and easy to operate – the Link4 iPonic Controllers are the most sophisticated solution to efficiently consolidate all environment controls into a single reliable unit. Continue Reading

Apr
09
2016

The Science Behind Pure Essentials Black Label Nutrients

By specifically designing the Black Label nutrient program for maximum uptake growers that use the line are finding lusher foliage, stronger stems, and more new growth tips thanks to its natural pH regulation and pure raw, mineral ingredients. Continue Reading

Dec
01
2015

Wipe Out Pests and Mildew with Green Cleaner

Because Green Cleaner works without penetrating the pest or altering its feeding habits, they cannot develop resistance. Insects would actually have to stop being insects to be safe from Green Cleaner (see: The Fly, it’s great!). Continue Reading

May
07
2014

Effects of Water Quality on Plants

It would be very sad if one day you turned on your hose, watered your plants and they died. It’s not science fiction. While that does not happen to most people in America, it does happen to some whose water supplies have been compromised. Livestock waste, heavy metals, fracking and industrial waste are just a few of the participants in contaminating our water supplies. Sadly it will only get worse. Water is one of the most precious commodities on earth. … Continue Reading

Mar
31
2014

How to Prevent Early Spring Flowering

Growing outdoors successfully hinges on how happy your plants are. Giving them a good start from day one makes a big difference, as well as the timing of when you decide to put your plants outside. But when is too early to plant your garden? This depends greatly on your geographic location and sun exposure of your garden location. The general consensus in planting zones north of Central California is to put your plants outside around memorial day weekend or … Continue Reading

Sep
10
2013

How to Prevent Plant Diseases

Benjamin Franklin said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and he may have been referring to plant health and disease prevention. Rather than discussing the vast array of grey black fuzzy brown wilting diseases lets focus on prevention. It’s far easier. Light, air, and water are the most important factors to plant health. A healthy plant in prime conditions will be far less likely to fall victim to disease. Plant health depends on good light and … Continue Reading

Jul
12
2013

Am I Over Watering My Plants?

Watering potted plants during the summer months can definitely be tricky. In high light and high temperature situations, with transpiration, evaporation, and water utilized during the photosynthetic processes taken into consideration, most plants need a healthy dose of fresh water daily. Although the leading cause of death among potted plants is under watering, symptoms of over watering can be similar and hard to distinguish as times. In both instances,  leaves curl, can yellow, and drop from the plant.  Usually an … Continue Reading

Jun
09
2013

Caring for Transplanted Plants

This is a continuation of How to Transplant Cuttings and Seedlings. Once your plants have been placed in their new home it is not uncommon, during the first week, for your plants to show signs of stress. After about a week you should start to see them take to their new environment with thriving new growth. A healthy vigorous vegetative growth phase is key to having a bountiful, successful harvest. Here are a couple things that will assist in boosting your … Continue Reading

Jun
04
2013

Vitamin B1 and Your Garden

Anyone can improve upon nature by providing their garden with specific plant vitamins that assist in steady, healthy, and (most importantly) rapid growth rates. Researchers have demonstrated that plants naturally produce Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B-1, in the foliage and transport it to the root zone. There it is utilized by root tissues to assist in new growth or cell generation. Additionally, symbiotic organisms such as beneficial bacteria and fungi use Vitamin B-1 to regulate their metabolism. In this … Continue Reading

May
02
2013

What Is the Difference Between Organic and Mineral Based Fertilizers?

There is much debate around the issue of organic fertilizer vs. mineral based (inorganic, all natural) fertilizers and the preference of one or the other. Some folks will argue that inputs sourced from living things (organic) are better for the land while rock sourced (inorganic) counterparts are better for large scale commercial food production, but there are many conflicting opinions as to the proper route and both seem to have their faults, and both have their merits. Which one is … Continue Reading