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  • Is Hydrogen Peroxide Good For Plants?

    Is hydrogen peroxide good for plants? This sounds like a weird product to bring into the garden, but there are plenty of other instances of gardeners using products not specific to gardening on your plants.

    Think back to your childhood. Likely, when you think of hydrogen peroxide, it calls to mind images of the dark brown bottle filled with potent liquid that your mom used to help sterilize a cut. 

    While it is most beneficial for its uses on cuts and scrapes, hydrogen peroxide may also be useful in the garden.

    But, gardeners may be giving this compound more credit than it deserves, claiming it has benefits with minimal science to support these claims.

    In this article we'll address the question, is hydrogen peroxide good for plants?

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  • Hydroponic Mushrooms: Growing Mycelium Without Soil!

    It’s safe to say that mushrooms aren’t usually the first crops that people consider growing. Especially when it comes to hydroponics. Usually other growing mediums are associated with mushrooms.

    However, despite the fact that they do not have roots, they can easily be grown in a standard hydroponic set-up. 

    There are plenty of benefits to growing mushrooms at home too. The best part is just about any kind of mushroom can thrive in a hydroponic environment.

    If you’re wondering how to grow hydroponic mushrooms, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll teach you everything you need to know in this helpful guide.

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  • Cloning Tomato Plants: How To Clone This Vegetable Efficiently

    There are lots of reasons to consider growing your own tomato plants, and if this is something you’re interested in, part of this will be learning about cloning tomato plants. 

    This veggie is juicy, delicious, and versatile - plus, it’s remarkably easy to grow. But did you know that tomatoes have one other fascinating feature - that is, the ability to grow new roots from anywhere along their stem? 

    It’s true. If you’ve ever wondered what those knobby bumps are that appear along the stems, they're growths that can help you make your own new plants at home.

    In this complete guide to how to clone a tomato plant, we'll tell you everything you need to know to make the most of these growths, known as root primordia. 

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  • The Best CMH Grow Lights Of 2024

    If you are looking for the best CMH grow lights to take your plants from seed to harvest, you have come to the right place. 

    Not only are we going to share our top ceramic metal halide grow lighting picks of the year, but we’ll help you pick the right one for you and your grow room.

    CMH grow lighting is a great technology for full cycle growing, right up there with LED grow lights

    Whether this is your first light or you’re looking to upgrade from your existing grow light setup, we have something for you on this list.

    Let’s start by covering some basic information on this technology, and explain our criteria in picking the candidates for this list!

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  • Bone Meal: How to Use This Organic Fertilizer in the Garden

    When you need to add phosphorus to the soil in your garden, many organic gardeners turn to bone meal fertilizer for plants. 

    This is a highly effective and natural garden soil amendment that can work wonders for your plants.

    After all, plants that are deficient in phosphorus tend to have a hard time forming strong roots and growing the way they should.

    If you’re curious about how to use bone meal for soil plants, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will tell you everything you need to know.

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  • Rooting Hormones: How to Use on Cuttings

    If you don’t already know how to use rooting hormone on cuttings, you are in for a treat today, because we are going to change your cloning & propagation process for good.

    If you want your plants to get off to the right start, it’s up to you to provide them with what they need to thrive.

    Water and sunlight - those are the two biggies, right? When you’re trying to propagate plant cuttings, those are important for sure.

    However, many people neglect the importance of this product. If you’re curious about how to use rooting hormone on cuttings to improve propagation, you’ve come to the right place.

    In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about the rooting process and hormones and how they can help you increase the likelihood of your plant’s success.

    However, many people neglect the importance of this product. If you’re curious about how to use rooting hormone on cuttings to improve propagation, you’ve come to the right place. 

    In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about this product and how it can help you increase the likelihood of your plant’s success.

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  • Grow Light Certifications: What Do They All Mean?

    There are an abundance of different grow light certifications and it can get overwhelming. What do you need, and what don’t you need? As we’ll explain in this quick article, it depends on your grow.

    When it comes to indoor growing, your lights need to be protected from a wide range of conditions - moisture, dust, etc. But, some listings even take into consideration how the grow light performs.

    No matter how you grow, we have lights with the certifications you need. And, we have the knowledge to help you pick the right one.

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  • How To Identify & Treat Heat Stress In Plants

    Whether you grow indoors or grow outdoors, you need to learn how to identify and treat heat stress in plants.

    When warm weather hits, you might think your plants would be jumping for joy. To some extent, that’s true. 

    Most plants need lots of warmth and light in order to perform photosynthesis and grow to their full potential. 

    However, when the temperatures reach a certain threshold and it gets too hot, many plants suffer.

    Extreme heat can cause serious stress for your plants, a detrimental condition that left untreated can kill your plants.

    If you’re wondering how to identify and fix heat stress in plants, you’ve come to the right place.

    These tips will help you get back on the right foot in the garden so you can help them cope with the rising temps.

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  • Perlite vs Vermiculite: What's The Difference Between These Two?

    If you’ve ever found yourself trying to determine the difference between perlite and vermiculite, you’ve come to the right place. 

    Although these two are quite similar, there are several key differences you need to be aware of if you’re trying to provide the best possible conditions for your garden plants.

    All plants require soil aeration along with plenty of water and nutrients in order to survive.

    If your garden soil is lacking in these components, you may want to consider adding either vermiculite or perlite to make up for what’s missing. But which one is right for you? That’s what we’re here to answer today.

    Before you rush off to buy either one of these products, familiarize yourself with the key differences between perlite vs vermiculite. 

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  • How To Use Diatomaceous Earth In The Garden

    If you want to prevent pests from infiltrating your soil from the jump, you need to learn how to use diatomaceous earth in the garden!

    This is one of the most underutilized pest prevention methods in the horticulture industry, and we believe the reason for this is lack of knowledge. 

    Because once you learn all the benefits of using diatomaceous earth in the garden, you’ll be implementing this approach for life. 

    We’ll cover all these in just a moment. And then we’ll actually teach you everything you need to know about how to use diatomaceous earth in the garden, and keep crawling insects at bay for good!

    Let’s start by covering what exactly this mouthful of a phrase actually is.

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