How many times have you heard that growing in soil is better than hydroponics? Or that hydro is better than growing in soil? Or that coco core is superior or clay pebbles? Growers will stick behind whatever gets them the best yields and before we go taking sides, we think it’s important to learn everything … Read moreWhat Grow Mediums are Best for Your Plants?
As temperatures get hotter your plants are going to use more and more water. That means you’re going to be feeding them more and more. But have you ever wondered exactly what your plants are eating that makes them grow? We all know about N-P-K ratios in nutrients, but we might not know what Nitrogen, … Read moreThe 18 Essential Elements Every Grow Room Needs
Whether you’re growing in soil or you’re using a soilless medium like a hydroponic system, the metals in your feeding program all help your plants taking in nutrients, producing chlorophyll, and helping to regulate your plants’ metabolism. While it can be tricky for your plants to have a deficiency in their metals, too much or … Read moreHeavy Metal Deficiencies: Identifying & Treating Boron, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese Issues
So what is flushing? A lot of us know it’s what you do right before flowering and right before harvest, but what it actually does may not be well known. Sure, we hear flushing your plants helps take out the nutrients, but what does that even mean? To start, flushing a plant is the process … Read moreFlushing Your Plants: Is it Really All It’s Cracked Up to Be? Let’s find out!
A grower recently messaged us and asked, “I don’t really want to mix nutrients up. Do I really have to? Or can I get away with using plain water?” Now that’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Some growers will give you a swift and decisive, “Of course you have to use nutrients!” while other growers … Read moreDo Plants Really Need Nutrients?
Even if you haven’t heard of Plant Growth Regulators (PGR’s) you’ve probably used them in your garden. Except they’re called by different names: boosters, rooting agents, stimulants, etc… PGR’s are hormones that help manipulate certain aspects of a plant’s natural growth, whether it’s by stimulating the growth of roots or by making sure a plant … Read morePlant Growth Regulators: Friend or Foe in the Garden?
This is a closeup look at chlorophyll in its natural state. As you know, plants need chlorophyll to help absorb light and convert it into usable energy (a processed known as photosynthesis). But do you know where that chlorophyll comes from? Nitrogen, and if you’ve seen those leaves start turning yellow chances are there’s a lack … Read moreIdentifying and Treating Nitrogen Deficiencies In Your Plant
Tony from Vermont asks, “When I’m growing a single plant in a DWC bucket, how am I suppose to measure nutrients? The only charts I have are for big ol’ reservoirs.” Excellent question, Toni! Thankfully scaling down is much easier than rounding up, so first, calculate the ratio of nutrients to the amount of water … Read moreGrower Q&A’s: Measuring Nutrients for a Single Bucket DWC
Beginners and pro’s alike are always on the hunt for ways to improve their crops, whether it’s finding the best base nutrient program or improving quality with additives and supplements. While lots of growers say “it’s not all about the nutrients, but the way you use them” (GrowAce included), nutrients can and will play a … Read moreNutrient Review: How These Top 4 Brands Will Help Your Grow
One big question growers ask is “Why are my plants suffering even though I used all the right nutrients, feeding cycles, my grow lights are good, and I adjusted temperatures & conditions to their absolute best?” Related: Growing Marijuana Indoors Guide 2018 That’s because their pH and PPM levels are off, making it difficult for your … Read morepH and PPM: Knowing What Your Plants Are Eating and How Much They Can Handle