If you’re a grower you already know about the scents your garden gives off all year round. Some are welcome, some are… less than invited into the nostrils of our neighbors. No matter what the scent or how strong, aromas in the grow room and the garden are something growers have to deal with during … Read moreGrow Room Scents, Aromas, and Smells: What are They and How to Combat Them
In the world of hydroponics the term “stress” can refer to a lot of things: light bleaching, overheating, overfeeding, etc… But no matter how it’s defined, “stressed” plants are those plants that you see with shriveled, drooping, and discolored leaves; brittle branches; and underneath the surface are unhealthy roots. In this article, we’ll be talking … Read morePlant Stress: Why Your Grow Lights, Nutrients, and Buckets Might be Harming Your Plants…
We all know you turn your grow lights on for 18 hours on/6 hours off during the vegging cycle and 12 hours on/12 hours off during the flowering cycle (and if you didn’t, you know now). But have you ever wondered why you have to give plants that specific amount of light? And what about people … Read moreWhat Really Makes Your Plants Flower and Veg?: PR and PFR Explained
Get a plant to harvest is one thing, but getting that plant to yield a great harvest is a different story. To us, there are three important rules every grower needs to follow for a good quality harvest. You’d be surprised to know what type of grow lights will help your plants, what sort of nutrition … Read moreThe 3 Rules for Yielding BIG Harvests
Some growers swear that clones make the best plants, while others will only use germinated seeds in the garden. From propagation to breeding to just growing plants, the battle between using seeds and cloning rages on. Here we’ll be going over the benefits and challenges of growing from seeds and growing using clones. From starting … Read moreSeeds vs Cloning: the Battle Over the Best Plants
Is one better than the other? CMH grow lights and LED grow lights aim to give your plant every bit of the light spectrum it needs without wasting light (kind of like HPS bulbs and some T5 fluorescent lights try to do). Here, we’ll be going over the advantages of both CMH’s and LED’s to … Read moreLED Grow Lights vs Ceramic Metal Halide Grow Lights: Which is Better?
Ask any grower what their favorite grow tent is and you’ll probably get a whole bunch of different answers. To some it’s all about reflective power, others it’s about strong bars for heavy lights, others want the best price they can get… the list goes on. There are tons of grow tent manufacturers out there, … Read moreYour Guide to Choosing the Best Grow Tent for Your Plants & Your Budget
Adding a few simple cover crops to your outdoor grow can benefit your plants in so many ways. Cover Crops are known to: Slow soil erosion, Improve the health of your soil Enhance your plants’ water availability Control weeds and pests Increase root production Increase your overall yield How? By sewing a cover crop into the … Read moreCover Crops: The Natural Way to Improve the Quality of Your Plants
You could plant your garden outside, but we can’t always trust nature to give our plants what they need. That’s why we bring them inside to control their environment to guarantee quality yields. Even still, keeping complete control over your growing area can be tricky unless you’re in or near your grow room 24/7- and … Read moreEnvironmental Controllers: Helping Your Grow Reach Perfection
You’ve got grow lights, your plants, all of your liquid nutrients, and everything you need to grow. You set up your grow tent, set your plants in place, strap your rope hangers to your lights and hang ’em. But before you switch those lights on, are you sure you know how high you need to … Read moreHow High Should Your Grow Lights Be Above Your Plants?