Dec
03
2015

Techniques for Long Term Seed Storage

While seeds ripen on the plant they prepare to fall off and dry out a little during the dormant period. This will slow down their internal processes, and by convert food reserves from sugars to more stable fats and starches. Wait until your fruits are ripe before harvesting your seeds so they will be prepared for drying and dormancy. Some seeds even germinate better after drying versus going in the ground “fresh.” Continue Reading

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Dec
03
2015

Long Term Harvest Storage

In most instances, harvests taste best fresh; straight off the vine when it comes to fruits, flowers, herbs and leafy greens. Just one of the great reasons to grow your own year round!
However, in some types of plants—and even with some variance from strain to strain, the best qualities come out overtime with storage. Continue Reading

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Dec
03
2015

Smart Pot Fabric Containers

Hydroponic and soil gardeners are all finding creative ways to utilize the benefits of the Smart Pot fabric container. In an Ebb and Flow bucket system they are great for containing loose media that could clog hosing. Top feed and drip hydroponic gardens also benefit from the improved aeration and drainage allowing for more frequent feedings without over watering. Continue Reading

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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

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Nov
04
2015

Cloning – BEYOND the Basics for Heavier Harvests Faster

Cloning plants, or “asexual propagation”; the process where plants can be replicated without exchanging DNA, allows growers to replicate their favorite… Continue Reading

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Oct
30
2015

Ceramic Metal Halide Crop Lighting Systems: An Evolution in HID Grow Lighting

What do you REALLY need to know when making a serious decision about buying Ceramic Metal Halide lighting for your new grow-or what about retrofitting your existing one? Continue Reading

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Oct
30
2015

Vermicrop Dry Organic Fertilizers

Vermicrop Organics complete line of dry organic fertilizers releases steadily into your soil so that every stage of growth can be fine tuned without chemicals. Continue Reading

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Oct
30
2015

Light Deprivation and Supplementation for Greenhouses

The answer lies in the light deprivation/supplementation greenhouse design, and those who stand to make the most money in the upcoming boom of national marijuana policy, are the same businesses who employ the latest technology available to the greenhouse cultivation market. Continue Reading

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Oct
30
2015

Aquaponics is Easier Than You Think

The best way to describe Aquaponics is as a symbiotic relationship; the fusion of aquaculture and hydroponics. Continue Reading

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Oct
06
2015

What is “The Best” Nutrient Formula?

Every year there are handfuls of new hydroponic nutrient companies with their own lineup of base nutrients and supplements covered in fancy labels and empty promises. We keep our shelves full of everything our customers ask for because there are as many secret formulas as their are gardeners. It can be daunting to sort through all of the ever increasing options. How do you decide which nutrient program will work best for your plants? Not to get too philosophical on … Continue Reading

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Oct
02
2015

Mills Nutrients Product Breakdown

Basis A&B is the “meat and potatoes” of the Mills line. With the addition of Start-R during the vegetative cycle or C4 and Ultimate PK during the blooming cycle the N-P-K values for the system are adjusted for the period of growth. Now with Mills Vitalize our customers are finding the final product having more appeal and more potency than ever. We recently met with Mills Nutrients so that we could go into more detail with each of their products … Continue Reading

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