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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

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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






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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

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
02
2015

Extracting the Last Drop

Thousands of years ago Roman alchemists were distilling concentrated essential oils from plants using steam. Getting every ounce out of our harvest is an endeavor as old as farming itself. Technology is finally allowing us to reach the pinnacle of harvest efficiency. Through the use of chemical solvents the cleanest extracts ever available are creating a new market for growers to break into. We recently met with Across International, a 25+ year supplier of industrial grade degassing ovens for commercial applications. They … Continue Reading

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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

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Mar
31
2014

Maximizing Grow Light Output

 You think you’re getting the most out of your grow light? Think again. Indoor gardeners should always want to maximize grow light output. Plant yield and electrical cost savings are two pretty good reasons why. And while most growers want to get the most from their grow light, many are not. Why not? They have some pretty good excuses actually. Some people have no choice; maybe they can’t afford a better grow light or they don’t have 240V power available. … Continue Reading

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Feb
07
2014

ePapillon: an evolution in HID lighting

Every once in a while a new product comes to market that helps to change up the status-quo of the industry and helps to push things to the next level. Dutch Garden Supplies International has recently introduced such a product. Their recent release of the ePapillon ballast; a compact digital ballast, lamp and reflector system that utilizes the emerging double-ended bulb technology. This lamp technology focuses on the increase in Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) value, which is the light plants can use, as opposed … Continue Reading

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Sep
10
2013

How Do I Clone My Plant?

Cloning is the process in which you take part of a plant and get it to grow roots and become another plant without having to grow it from seed. It’s a perfect copy of the plant it came from. This is great for when you have a unique plant that you’d like to grow over and over again. There are many ways to make clones of a plant. We’re going to step through one method that is simple, cheap, and … Continue Reading

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Jul
12
2013

5 Biggest Mistakes in the Vegetable Garden

Midsummer mistakes in the vegetable garden are easy to avoid yet something gardeners do year after year. Up to now you’ve worked your soil, cared for young plant starts, nursed them through the transplanting stage and overall spent a lot of time and care in getting your vegetable garden started. Now your garden is maturing and the fruits of your labor are starting to show. This is the point when a lot of gardeners, myself included, get busy with the … Continue Reading

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