Plant Growth Regulators: Friend or Foe in the Garden?

Even if you haven’t heard of Plant Growth Regulators (PGR’s) you’ve probably used them in your garden. Except they’re called by different names: boosters, rooting agents, stimulants, etc… PGR’s are hormones that help manipulate certain aspects of a plant’s natural growth, whether it’s by stimulating growth of roots or by making sure a plant doesn’t … Read more

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Grower Q&A: Why Are My Leaves Turning Yellow?

Kamryn from California asks, “What’s going on with my leaves? They were green before they bloomed, but now a bunch of the leaves are turning yellow!” If the environment your plants is optimal- meaning the temperature, airflow, and humidity are where they should be for your plant- chances are you’re experiencing some sort of nutrient … Read more

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The Top 4 Rules of Cloning

Growers always ask us how to handle issues they’re having trying to raise clones. Some growers had problems getting clones started, but others had problems growing them, so this week we wanted to share some common issues growers face when clipping, rooting, and raising clones. Cloning Rule #1: Always Use Sterile Razors/Scalpels to Take Clippings … Read more

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Pollination: What is it? How does it happen? And can it be controlled?

Ah, pollination: plants wouldn’t be around if they didn’t know how to reproduce. That’s a given, but when you’re growing it may sometimes seem like the garden’s doing everything it can to work against you- especially when it’s time to grow new plants. Given all the natural conditions it takes to make sure pollen gets … Read more

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Plant Strength and What You Can Do to Grow a Stronger Plant

We talk a lot about yields and harvests, but if your plants grow heavy fruit it’ll take a lot more than big flowers to get you what you want- you’ll need strong branches, too. A good yield can only be achieved if your plant is physically strong, and if your plants aren’t strong enough to … Read more

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Grower Q&A: “Should I move my plants inside for winter?”

Outdoor grower Carson in Maine asks us, “Should I move my plants inside for winter?” Great question! Well, that depends on how old the plants are. Depending on how far along your plants are in their grow cycle it’s possible to bring them inside to keep them safe from winter’s wrath. Light Deprivation: Keeping Your … Read more

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Grower Q&A: “Can I take my soil plants grown in the ground outside and put them in hydro?”

Jake from California asks, “Can I take my soil plants grown in the ground outside and put them in hydro?” Lots of people get excited when they hear that using hydro can give you better, more controlled growing conditions, especially if nature hasn’t been the kindest to their plants. But unfortunately if you’ve started your … Read more

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Light Wavelengths: Does Your Grow Light Have What Your Need For Your Next Harvest?

We’ve talked about the light spectrum before, but we want to get in to the specifics behind the light spectrum: wavelengths. Wavelengths are what we use to measure a wave along the electromagnetic spectrum, and they can be longer waves like radio waves or shorter like gamma rays. But no matter if it’s x-ray’s for … Read more

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