Nutrients & Fertilizer

  • Why Are My Plant's Leaves Curling Up?

    At one point or another, you’re going to walk into your grow room or garden and notice your plant’s 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 stressed, either by heat or changes to their environment, 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 Use Bone Meal Fertilizer In The Garden

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

    This is a highly effective and natural 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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  • How To Use Rooting Hormones 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 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 this product and how it can help you increase the likelihood of your plant’s success.

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  • Best pH Testers For Soil & Hydroponics Of 2021

    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 Use Worm Castings To Grow Huge, Healthy Plants

    If you want to try and add some organic nutrition to your garden, you need to learn how to use worm castings!

    You might already know just how beneficial live earthworms can be to a garden, helping breakdown bacteria and fungi into usable resources for your roots. But, adding dead earthworm castings to the soil can be even more valuable to your plants!

    Read on to discover how to use this product in the garden, along with why you should even consider supplementing your existing nutrient regimen with them in the first place.

    We’ll start by explaining what exactly worm castings are, and cover some basic information you need to know.

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  • Increase Flower Density With A Bud Hardener!

    If you are noticing your blooms are very light and airy, you can try and increase flower density with a bud hardener!

    If you’re a hobby grower cultivating for personal use, light, airy buds are super disappointing. Plus, they’re a hassle to try and trim.

    From a commercial grower’s standpoint, growing dense buds is a must. Nobody wants to send a light, airy product to market. It's all about bag appeal!

    There are a few factors that affect the density of your buds, but a lot of it comes down to genetics.

    If you have your grow dialed in and use top-shelf genetics but still can't seem to produce the dense buds you're after, a bud hardener is your best bet.

    At the end of this article, we’ll share some of the best products you can use to grow fat, dense colas this season!

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  • Flushing Plants & Preparing For Harvest

    Flushing plants is one of the final steps in the growing cycle, and means harvest is just around the corner.

    This is a pivotal point, and improper flushing can lead to an unenjoyable final product with poor smell and taste, and a harsh smoke.

    Worse yet, some growers omit flushing altogether, leaving behind all kinds of nutrients that they then consume with their flower.

    We're going to cover best practices and teach you how to flush your plants properly, and recommend some of the best flushing agents currently on the market. We want to start by explaining what flushing is, exactly, and why it's so important.

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  • Does Nutrient Source Matter When Feeding Plants?

    Something you may have never considered is the nutrient source you are feeding your plants.

    There are two sources of nutrients for plants: organic and synthetic.

    But this can be broken down even further, as organic plant nutrients can be either derived from plant sources or animal sources. 

    Which of these is best when it comes to absorption, price, and overall plant growth/yields? We’ll look at some of the research to come up with an answer to this.

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  • Mixing Plant Nutrients - How Order Affects Absorption

    There are a lot of growers who are unaware how mixing plant nutrients affects uptake and absorption rates. 

    You may not have realized it, but if you don’t mix plant nutrients in the right order, you can cause some to turn to precipitate, and thus they won’t be taken up by your plants.

    In this post, we are going to teach you the proper order to mix your nutrients in. But first, we want to cover the basics of mixing plant nutrients and some general safety information.

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  • Common Mistakes Growers Make On Their First Grow

    Growing isn't as tough as it seems, but there are certainly a few common mistakes growers make their first time around.

    A lot of it has to do with undergoing it or overdoing it, in terms of water, nutrients, pesticides, plant count and size.

    Such mistakes usually end up affecting the overall yield, potency, and health of the garden.

    If you are a first time grower, or even if you have a couple grows under your belt, this guide will help you avoid the common pitfalls of new growers.

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