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Companion Planting for Organic Growing

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Organic growth is focused on the big picture, on sustainable plant growth that benefits the whole ecosystem. In the Foundations of Fertilizer, we covered how organic fertilizers are more environmentally friendly and better for your grow than synthetic fertilizers. In…

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The Importance of pH for Cannabis Growers

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In Understanding Soil pH: A Beginner’s Guide, we talked briefly about what pH is and how it relates to cannabis. This time, we’re digging deeper! In this article, we’ll look at the importance of pH for cannabis growers and introduce…

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Myco-Grow & The Benefits of Mycorrhizae

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It’s easy to assume that plant roots are simple water sponges. Plants require water to grow, and they draw this water from roots in the ground. While true, this is a radically simplified version of what happens at the root-soil…

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Composting: the Basics and the Benefits

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The act of composting is as old as farming itself. There are many documented cases of composting in history, yet there’s still a sense of mystery surrounding it.  From green bins in kitchens where we toss away our vegetable peelings,…

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The Foundations of Fertilizer

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It’s common knowledge that fertilizers give your plants an extra boost, but how? In this article, you’ll learn basics on fertilizers, what an NPK ratio is, and five reasons why an organic fertilizer is the best choice for savvy growers.…

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Organic vs Conventional Farming: Part II

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In Part I of the Organic vs. Conventional farming series, we made a case against conventional farming. With growing practices involving toxic chemicals, tillage, and heavy irrigation, the rate at which topsoil is being damaged is simply not sustainable. If…

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Organic vs Conventional Farming: Part I

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There is a common misconception in agriculture, that organic farming can’t sustain our growing population. Most people understand the benefits of organic growing, but are misguided to believe that it is a luxury only for those who can afford it.…

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Can You Grow Organic Cannabis With Hydroponics?

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It’s easy to think of hydroponics as a process that ignores the environment, removing plants from their native habitat, the soil. How could a soil-less growing medium be considered organic? Isn’t our precious soil the basis of ecological sustainability? The…

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