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  • Greenhouse Growing: How to Plan, Build, & Grow In Your Own!

    Greenhouse growing allows you to grow your favorite veggies or flowering plants during the colder months while protecting from outdoor conditions.

    But this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of reasons you should consider growing in a greenhouse!

    This is the perfect medium between indoor growing and outdoor growing, and we are going to teach you everything you need to know about this style of gardening. That includes what greenhouse growing even is, along with why you should give it a try. 

    Then, we’re going to discuss which plants you can try and grow, and when you can plant them according to different climates. 

    After we share some general information on greenhouse growing, we’ll teach you how to build a greenhouse cheap. 

    We’ll conclude our guide by explaining some tips & tricks for taking plants from seed to harvest in one. We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s dive right in!

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  • Annual vs Perennial Plants: What's The Difference?

    If you’re planning out your garden for the season, you might be wondering what kinds of plants you should include - and part of this will be understanding annual vs perennial plants. 

    Ultimately, the decision in which plants you’ll grow will probably come down to your preferences in terms of color, texture, and bloom time. 

    However, understanding the difference between these two classifications of plants is incredibly important. It will be even more important if you’re wanting to grow plants that continue to bloom year after year, or you want to replant each season.

    Each is best-suited to various growing conditions, and there’s no single best kind of plant for everyone. We’re going to teach you everything you need to know about both annual and perennial plants in this blog post.

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  • How To Grow & Care For A Christmas Cactus Plant

    If you want a beautiful, unique blooming plant during the holiday season, you need to learn how to grow and care for a christmas cactus.

    The Christmas cactus is a part of a unique cacti family, which also includes the Easter cactus and the Thanksgiving cactus.

    While the nomenclature can be somewhat confusing, the Christmas cactus (or Schlumbergera bridgessii), is actually an easy to grow, all-seasons plant.

    In fact, this gorgeous winter-flowering houseplant is the perfect addition to any household. If you want to wow your guests with an impressive flowering plant, this is it.

    Easy to propagate and even easier to care for, we're going to teach you everything you need to know about this plant. Here’s what you need to know about how to grow Christmas cactus.

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  • Best pH Testers For Soil & Hydroponics Of 2020

    To make accurate decisions in your grow room or garden, you need to use the best pH testers for soil or hydroponics.

    If your pH is not dialed into the ideal range, your plants will not reach their full potential. You’ll run the risk of developing nutrient deficiencies, leading to dismal harvests.

    If you are new to growing in general, a good starting point is our blog post on how to actually test your nutrient solution and soil pH, along with TDS/EC, and more.

    If you’re just here to find the best soil & hydroponic pH tester, we’ll get to that in a minute. We’ll share some picks for hobby growers and commercial cultivars alike. First, we want to spread some basic information on these devices.

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  • How To Grow Shallots - The Complete Guide

    Learning how to grow shallots in your home garden is not just a fun hobby, it will provide a delicious, healthy vegetable year round!

    These are more than just mini-onions - shallots are tantalizing garden vegetables that should have a place in every backyard plot. 

    They don't even have to be cooked on their own to be enjoyed. They're perfect for sauces, sautes, dressings, and more.

    Plus, these tender bulbs are not only delicious, they're also easy to grow. Interested in learning how to grow shallot onions? You’ve come to the right place. 

    We'll explain what exactly these are, and then teach you how to plant shallots so you can start moving towards self sustainability!

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  • Best HPS Grow Lights Of 2020

    If you are looking to start your indoor grow with HIDs, you are probably wondering what the best HPS grow lights of 2020 are!

    Many new growers choose this lighting technology because it’s cheap, simple, and produces huge, dense blooms.

    But, there are so many options out there, and they all more or less look the same. This can make the shopping process somewhat frustrating.

    Don’t sweat it, because today we are going to share with you our picks for the best HPS grow lights of 2020. 

    And for those who plan on using an MH bulb during veg, we will share a bulb you can use with each of these, so you can give your plants full spectrum of lighting when they need each!

    Let’s start by talking about HPS technology in general, and lay out our criteria we followed when making this list of top contenders.

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  • How To Plant A Raised Garden Bed

    Think you don’t have the time or space to learn how to plant a raised garden bed? Think again. It’s actually much easier than you think, and takes less time to get your garden growing! 

    In fact, planting a raised garden bed is a great way to save yourself some time by maximizing your efficiency and making the most of the space you have. 

    With raised bed gardening, you don’t need to have perfect soil or acres of land. All you need is a bit of creativity.

    Growing in a raised garden bed is a quick pathway toward growing some of your favorite plants and enjoying a fruitful harvest. If you are looking for tips on how to plant a raised garden bed, you’ve come to the right place.

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  • How To Get Rid Of Cabbage Worms On Plants Fast

    No matter what you are growing in your garden it’s important for you to learn how to get rid of cabbage worms on your plants quickly should they infest.

    Although the name implies that cabbage worms feast on cabbage plants alone, the reality might surprise you. 

    These pests feed voraciously on a variety of plants, leaving behind a wake of destruction in the form of small, nibbled holes.

    Fortunately, if you’ve stumbled upon this article, you’re in the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get rid of cabbage worms on plants - fast.

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