Garden Care

  • Low Stress Training: Step By Step LST Guide

    For growers looking to increase yields and make the most of a limited growing space, low stress training, or LST, is a must learn tactic.

    This is one of the two types of plant training out there, and a better approach for newer growers or those looking to manipulate the way in which their plants grow.

    Whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, you can implement this approach to your next grow and watch in amazement as you dictate the direction of your plant’s growth, while increasing yields per plant.

    In this complete guide, we’ll explain why so many growers swear this is the best ‘hack’ in the garden, along with when and how to do it. Before all that, we need to explain what exactly it is!

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  • How to Eradicate the Tomato Hornworm from the Garden

    If you’re looking for tips on how to get rid of tomato hornworms in the garden, you’ve come to the right place. 

    They might look plump and innocuous - but really, these pests are quite menacing. Tomato hornworms are large green caterpillars that can wreak havoc on many of the most common garden plants. 

    It’s not just tomato plants that can be plagued by these bugs, either. They’re known to attack any plant in the nightshade family, including tobacco, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes.

    Fortunately, there are several easy ways you can get rid of these pests for good. 

    Ready to learn more about how to get rid of hornworms on tomatoes? Keep reading to find out more.

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  • Tomato Leaf Curl: Why Are My Plant Leaves Curling Up?

    At one point or another, you’re going to walk into your grow room or garden and notice your tomato plant leaves curling up.

    You may not know exactly what is causing this, but one thing is for sure - it doesn’t look healthy, and it certainly indicates a more serious underlying problem.

    The foliage of our plants tells us a lot about them - it’s where we can look to identify nutrient or pH problems, for example. It’s also the place where you’ll identify common pests and diseases, as bugs love to feast on these.

    When our plants are suffering from environmental stress, either by heat or changes to their atmosphere, the leaves may start changing as well. With so many different plant problems being related to the leaves, it can make diagnosing the root cause of the issue difficult.

    Worry not, because in the coming minutes, we’ll teach you everything that could be causing your plant’s leaves to start curling up. Then, we’ll explain how to remedy each potential cause.

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  • How To Get Rid Of Springtails In Plants

    While they are less notorious than aphids or caterpillars, it’s important that you understand how to get rid of springtails in plants too.

    Dealing with these bugs on your plants can be frustrating, but you’re not alone. They are commonly found indoors but also lurk in the garden. Anywhere in which they can find tasty plants to munch on, they will make their home.

    They are secretive little buggers, too, often hiding signs of infestation until it’s too late - when the plant starts showing serious symptoms.

    Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent springtail infestations.

    By knowing exactly what these pests are and how to get rid of springtails in plants, you’ll be able to get on top of the situation before it ever becomes a problem. 

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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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  • 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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  • Container Gardening: Growing In Garden Pots

    Thinking about starting a garden this year? If so, you might want to consider container gardening.

    Container gardens are vastly underutilized by most mainstream gardeners, as they tend to opt for a raised bed. But these present tons of advantages over traditional planting systems. 

    Not only can a container garden make it easier for you to grow large amounts of plants in a small space, but it can also help you save time and money when it comes to watering, fertilizing, weeding, and even pest control.

    If you’re interested in getting started with container gardening, you've come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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  • pH Meters: The Best Of 2022 For Soil & Hydroponics

    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 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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