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Build Your Own Vertical Light The Safe and Easy Way Have you ever noticed that in your garden, you often get big fat growth on the top of your plants, the part closest to your grow light? Then, as you go further down your plant, your production gets smaller and…
Even Indoor Growers Can Benefit From a Compost Tea In order for any organic grower of highvalue plants to achieve the largest yields and highest quality possible, they must understand the importance of beneficial microorganisms. Beneficial microorganisms found in and around the plant’s root mass are responsible for the break…
All plants consume light to survive. Many will bend themselves outside of their natural growth habit to reach towards light. A plant on a windowsill will turn to face the sun, letting you know it’s not receiving enough solar rays. This phenomenon is known as phototropism. It demonstrates how necessary…
Farmer Grows Giant Crops Using Hydroponics Nutrients A few years ago, I was surprised to see a newspaper photograph of a pumpkin so large it looked like it could crush me. As I soon discovered, there is a worldwide subculture of farmers and hobbyist gardeners who grow “giant” specimens of…
When creating a hydroponic garden, just like with any other environment for that matter, it is very important to be constantly aware of the pH levels inside your water tank and around the roots. This can be done in several ways, with two kinds of measuring tools and with a…
Earthworms. Ordered “red wigglers” from Amazon. The stuff that comes out of them is great for your plants. They’re cute, in a wiggly, gross sort of way. Except they escaped from their bin, and got in my bedroom. When I had a date. A date that ended way earlier than…
I never thought of myself as a guy who looked down on women. I love and respect my mom and sisters. I’ve spent a lot of my adult life trying to find a good woman and feeling lonely when I didn’t have one. Of course, you never know what you’ll…
On a sweet afternoon, I watch my children and husband horsing around in our back yard. Hearing their laughter, I’m feeling especially grateful for life’s blessings. Later, my husband and I stand quietly gazing at our children asleep in their beds. It always seems miraculous to me that two people…
We talk constantly about getting maximum yield from your hydroponics urban garden. What exactly do we mean? First of all, the term urban garden is a take-off from a term that preceded it: Urban Grower. But what exactly does “urban” mean? In almost all definitions, urban is related to cities.…
We love Archi’s Acres. Besides being a wonderful operation growing vegetables and herbs hydroponically, Archi’s Acres provides support for military veterans. Colin and Karen Archipley have nurtured 2.5 acres in southern California into a certified organic sustainable farm, where they train vets to start up and operate their own hydroponics…
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