They say life is a journey, not a destination. And while that mostly holds true in gardening, it doesn’t entirely. Most gardening enthusiasts enjoy the process but it’s the destination that helps them understand how well they did and learn how to expand their skills. And for many, it’s how they earn their living.
Coconut coir, otherwise referred to as coco coir, has become one of the most popular growing mediums on the market today. With its ability to deliver and retain nutrients, gardeners have discovered the benefits of coco coir in growing a variety of plants and vegetables.
The simple answer to this question is yes, plants can grow more rapidly in a hydroponic system than in traditional soil. In fact, one of the main reasons growers choose this method is because of how fast plants do grow in hydroponics. However, as with most processes in gardening, many variables must work together to produce the right conditions for fast growing hydroponic plants.
Maybe you're new to the hydroponic method and wondering if any plant whatsoever can be grown with hydroponics. Using the right techniques and methodology, the answer is pretty much yes however that doesn't mean every plant should be grown this way.
Worm castings (also called “vermicast,” “vermicompost,” or, more simply, worm poop) are extremely nutrient-rich, far outpacing conventional fertilizers (and even organic compost) in terms of effectiveness. As worms digest the material they consume, they break down complex nutrients, making them more bioavailable for plants.
The upsurge in organic farming practices and techniques in recent years has been a boon to farmers, agriculture enthusiasts and consumers who want to ensure the food they eat is grown with natural nutrients and use techniques which enhance our environment to produce better-tasting, healthier crops.
Knowing your enemy is the first step to defeating your enemy so we’ve provided all you need to know about specific pests in our series within a series, “Knowing Your Enemy”, inside and out. Our second creature is the spider mite.
Knowing your enemy is the first step to defeating your enemy so we’ve provided all you need to know about specific pests in our series within a series, “Knowing Your Enemy”, inside and out. Our very first creature to explore is the dreaded fungus gnat.