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  • What Are The Low Humidity Symptoms In Plants?

    They say it’s not the heat that will get you, but the humidity - but when it comes to low humidity, plants can be particularly vulnerable.

    Too much humidity can lead to illnesses like fungal disease and root rot. However, too little humidity can result in issues as well..

    It can be tough to rectify low humidity in plants because it can show the same symptoms as plants that just need to be watered.. However, thoroughly watering won’t always fix low humidity symptoms in plants because it’s not the water in the soil that needs fixing - it’s the water in the air

    If you feel that this could be what your plants are suffering from, don’t worry. Today, we’re going to help you discover the signs of low humidity in plants along with tips to rectify the situation quickly.

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  • Harvest Waste Disposal - What Should You Do With All The Leftover Plant Matter?

    Something that not many growers think about as their facility grows is how they're going to manage the increased volume of harvest waste disposal they're responsible for.

    Once the harvest season has ended and your flower is drying or curing, you still have some work to do - you need a legal, environmentally-friendly, efficient way to get rid of all that plant waste from trimming and bucking.

    This plant matter isn’t like grass clippings, which can decompose in just a few weeks. Rather, leaves and stems can take anywhere from 6-12 months to fully decompose. Traditional plant waste disposal solutions are inefficient, costly, and detrimental to the planet.

    As more and more organizations look for a holistic, cost-effective way to deal with that harvest waste, innovative solutions have quickly emerged.

    Today, we’re going to introduce a few options you have that can greatly reduce your time spent worrying about plant waste and save you money. Let's start by looking at the environmental concerns regarding harvest waste disposal.

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  • Root Bound Plant Prevention, Symptoms, and Treatment

    If are dealing with a root bound plant, you need to act quickly. It is important to get those roots untangled and your plant repotted.

    All too often, plants that are purchased in containers at garden centers look fine when you buy them. But when you get them home you discover an issue. The roots are all bound in the pot and packed tightly into the container. 

    While you might think that a large root mass is ideal, this is only true if the roots can breathe!

    The reality is that root-bound plants’ symptoms can be extreme and threaten the health of your plant. Sometimes plants that are left root bound for too long will even wilt and die.

    Therefore, it’s important to understand how to re-pot a root-bound plant. You need to do this so that you can keep your plant healthy and growing well. And today, that’s what we’re going to cover.

    First, we’ll teach you how to identify a plant with root circles (another term for root binding). Then, we’ll explain what can happen if you don’t do anything to remedy the situation. Finally, we will discuss how we recommend you go about repotting the plant.

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  • Dechlorinator & RO Filter Replacement: How Often To Change Reverse Osmosis Filters

    If you’re unsure how often to change reverse osmosis filters or dechlorinator filters, then our RO filter replacement guide is a must-read - the quality & health of your plants depends on it!

    Don’t risk your old, tainted water filters or membranes letting contaminants through - you paid good money for your water filtration system, so you might as well make sure it’s running smoothly at all times and doing its job!

    The problem is that aside from commercial water filtration systems, there is usually no onboard indicator of when exactly it’s time to start replacing RO filters.

    Your manufacturer may have provided an estimation, but because every feed water quality & conditions are different, you need a more accurate way to tell when it’s time to swap that old filter out.

    And that’s what we’re going to do today - we'll explain the foolproof way to determine if its time to change your RO membrane, your pre-filters, and your carbon filters. Let’s start with the importance of water filter replacement.

    TL;DR: RO membranes need to be replaced every six months, and other filter types will need to be changed once a year. But the only way to know for sure if it's time to replace your filter or membrane is by testing the filtered water and looking for a drop in efficiency or efficacy.

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  • Using Sulfur For Pest Control

    Curious about the potential of sulfur for pest control? This article will tell you everything you need to know.

    Sulfur is a natural pesticide that has been used for generations to interrupt the growth, development, and life cycle of many kinds of pests. It doesn’t work in all situations, but for some garden dilemmas, sulfur might be the solution you are looking for. 

    It might be hard for you to believe that something as simple as sulfur can make such a huge difference when it comes to the health of your plants. However, when you’re looking for an inexpensive pesticide, sulfur could very well be the solution you have been looking for.

    Here are some tips on using and burning sulfur for pest control  - as well as some precautions to keep in mind.

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  • Light Stress In Plants: Identification & Treatment

    Sufficient lighting is essential for all stages of growth, but sometimes you can overdo it - leading to light stress in plants. This can cause a variety of issues with your plants. 

    This can get tricky, because you absolutely need intense lighting to produce strong root systems to develop fruits and flowers. From seed to harvest, your plants need light in order to stay healthy. 

    But when it comes to lighting, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Light stress, including high light stress in plants as well as low light stress in plants, can cause serious ill effects. 

    LIght is one of the most important factors for growing any kind of plant. Get it right in this guide to preventing this condition from occuring in the first place, or treating it if you suspect you may be dealing with it. 

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  • LED vs HPS Grow Lights - Which Technology Is Best For You?

    The debate over LED vs HPS grow lights and how each technology produces buds is a hot one.

    Growers who have been at this for decades and started out with this older, high-pressure sodium lighting swear by it, and are hesitant to switch to something new - especially when looking at the cost difference between HPS & LED grow lights.

    LED growers, on the other hand, point to the huge savings in electricity costs, along with decreased heat production in the grow room. They also reference bigger, more resinous flowers.

    So which technology is right for you? Should you finally make the jump over to LEDs?

    In this article, we're going to break down the pros and cons of each lighting style to help you understand which one is right for your crop. Because while LEDs are the better light, they might not be right for you at this time.

    Let's get started by explaining the criteria we're going to use to compare HPS lights vs LED.

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  • How To Use Dolomite Lime For Plants

    Are you curious about how to use dolomite for plants? By the end of this article, you’ll feel confident using this unique compound in the garden to balance out your soil.

    It’s important to understand the exact needs of your plants. Although some plants, such as blueberries and azaleas, like acidic soil, most prefer for things to be more on the neutral side. That’s where dolomite lime for plants is so useful. 

    This common garden amendment is a limestone compound that contains both magnesium and calcium at ratios of 18 to 23% each. These elements not only can provide much-needed minerals to your soil but can also help raise the pH to make the soil more alkaline.

    So when is dolomite for plants necessary - and how do you apply it? We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about using dolomite lime for plants. 

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  • How To Build A DIY Stealth Grow Box

    If you’re interested in learning how to build a DIY stealth grow box, you’ve come to the right place. 

    This kind of growing environment can be incredibly useful, no matter what kind of plants you are trying to grow - or for what kind of purpose.

    Not only can it hide your growing space to keep your growing environment more discreet and less cluttered looking, but it also offers the ideal growing environment for your plants.

    There are plenty of other reasons to consider learning how to build a stealth grow box. In this article, we’ll give you more information on why it’s a good idea as well as some tips on how to make a cheap stealth grow box in the matter of just a few short days.

    Let’s dive in.

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  • How To Make A Pallet Garden - Step By Step Guide

    If you are a plant lover, learning how to make a pallet garden is a great way to bring your gardening skills to the next level. 

    These gardens are so special because their frames require minimal assembly, are readily available, and obtaining them will not cost you a penny. Pallets are everywhere!

    Whether you live in a spacious villa or a tiny apartment, you can enjoy a pallet garden in any location - or during any season. 

    A particularly good option is building a vertical garden out of pallets, as it will take up less room while maximizing the growing space. Of course, you can always install a horizontal setup, too.

    The size of a garden of this nature can vary depending on what kind of wood pallets are available - a standard pallet measures 48” × 40” × 6”. 

    Learning how to make a pallet garden is a fun project that you can complete in just a single weekend, but you’ll reap the benefits for many growing seasons to come. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get started!

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