Plant Problems

  • 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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  • 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 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 Protect Your Outdoor Grow From Heat, Wind, Rain, & More

    If you are growing outdoors, you need to be prepared and know how to protect your outdoor grow from heat, wind, rain, and other stressors that will undoubtedly show up at some point.

    One of the biggest benefits of indoor growing is that you have complete control over the environment. You set up the perfect temperatures, air flow, and you’ll never have to worry about rain or hail.

    But when you grow in the great outdoors, you’ll battle all these things. Sometimes, you’ll get lucky and won’t have much issue. Other seasons, you may experience all of these in the same month, depending on your climate.

    These factors can not only slow growth and affect yield. Sometimes, they can destroy your entire crop, which can be incredibly frustrating later in the year when you’ve invested time and energy into your grow.

    Let’s start by describing how to protect your outdoor grow from one of the most common issues you’ll experience: heat.

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  • How To Protect Plants From Frost

    As winter approaches, you are likely wondering how to protect plants from frost. During these colder months, lots of gardeners either call it quits until spring time or bring their plants indoors.

    Indoor growing is a great way to keep the garden going throughout winter, especially when using a grow tent and grow light. But, not everyone has the space for an indoor grow. But, all is not lost!

    There are plenty of vegetables and plants you can grow during these tough, winter months. And, we have some tips on protecting your plants from frost. This winter, give some of these a try and let us know how it went!

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