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If you’ve walked through a specialty grocery store or eaten at a fancy restaurant, then you are likely already aware of the delicious group of plants that we have come to call microgreens. Microgreens include a variety of edible immature greens, harvested with scissors less than a month after germination, when the plants are up to 2 inches tall. The entire plant can be eaten, up to the first set of true leaves. Continue reading

Cleanliness in the Grow Room

Maintaining a clean grow room can be the difference between a bountiful harvest and a disappointing season. Many indoor gardeners consider cleanliness a key component in maintaining a healthy growing environment. Here is a small list of things that can be paid regular attention to in your grow room to keep things healthy! Continue reading

Of Mites and Men: The Impact of Spider Mites on Gardening

Modern gardeners face an assortment of challenges on a daily basis, from climate control to nutrient regulation to pest issues. But for indoor gardeners especially, combating pest issues can be a headache from sunrise to sunset. Of all these pests, the spider mite may be the most feared. Spider mites are small (less that 1 millimeter) in size, and vary in color. They lay small, translucent eggs and many species are known to spin silk webbing to protect the colony from predators, thus the name “spider”. Continue reading

Improving Nutrient Efficiency in your Hydroponic System

For centuries, growers have been looking for ways to improve the quality of their crops. In hydroponic systems specifically, it is critical that we manage nutrient efficiency in all ways possible. There are many ways to improve the use of nutrients in your system, and by implying these practices in your garden, you can reduce nutrient costs and increase quality! Continue reading