Adding natural biological organisms to your growing medium can provide benefits such as root disease suppression or reduce plant stress to maintain optimal plant growth.
Traditional soilless substrate components have been researched for many decades (mostly since the 1960s) and their problems and […]
The Oasis Grower Solutions Terra Plug bonded growing media, when used with Soax Advanced liquid wetting agent, allows cutting hydration and uniform wetting and rewetting.
Molds are more likely to occur when growing media remains wet for prolonged periods of time, especially during stretches of frequent overcast weather.
Now with four generations in the business, Lambert still operates from the original location, along with a number of additional peat bogs.
Called Sunshine Mix PF, the new product contains grower-grade Canadian Sphagnum peat moss and naturally aged peatland aggregate.
Geraniums grown in substrates below an optimal pH range will exhibit chlorotic leaf spotting between veins, interveinal chlorosis, and marginal and leaf necrosis of the lower foliage.
Irrigation water that is alkaline contains bicarbonates, and as crops are irrigated over time, these bicarbonates will increase media pH.
Designed with smaller or hobby growers in mind, the Rootcubes packs are also ideal for larger growers to use for trials.
In a recent study, researchers from the University of California, Davis investigated biochar as an alternative to peat moss.
Monitoring your soil pH is critical to maintaining the health of your greenhouse crops. Try these tips for managing pH, as well as accurately testing your soil with direct-stick soil pH meters.
Despite talk about alternative products and differences of opinion over its
sustainability as a resource, peat is here to stay.
Mycorrhizae create a connection between the roots of a plant and the surrounding growing media. This ultimately leads to better crop health through enhanced nutrient and water uptake.