Raspberry Cuttings: How to Grow Raspberries from Cuttings

Purchasing a raspberry plant that’s already begun, such as a year-old dormant plant to put out in the spring is the most common and easiest way to start Raspberry or Blackberry bushes. You can however start a new raspberry bush from a cutting or root division. Red Raspberries are best started from primocanes [see diagram] … Read more

Tips for Saving Melon Seeds from Cantaloupe, Watermelon, & More

Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, even most exotic melons such as Tiger Melons and Canary melon are extremely easy to save seeds from. They’re a great place for novices to get started. Use Seed From Open Pollinated Melons Seeds from Open Pollinated melons are the best bet for seed saving. Open Pollinated means that the seeds should … Read more

List of 5 Hydroponic Flowers to Grow (pictures)

Any plant that can be grown in soil can also be grown hydroponically, flowers are no exception. Some flowers can be quite lucrative to produce, such as Saffron, while other are grown strictly for personal satisfaction. Many of the hydroponic flowers are also culinary and medicinal herbs, and some simply have aesthetic value for their … Read more

The Hydroponic Radish | How to grow High-Quality Radishes Indoors

Radishes are a rapidly maturing cool weather crop. They are among the easiest vegetables to grow – either in soil or hydroponically. There are a few basic practices that should be adhered to and some simple tips to ensure an abundant and continuous flow of radishes. Hydroponic Radish Quick Reference Nutrient pH for Hydroponic Radishes should … Read more

Hydroponic Raspberries: How to Grow Raspberries Hydroponically

Raspberries are not good plants for a novice to grow hydroponically. That’s not to say it can’t be done. It can and has been done successfully. However, keep in mind that. They are long term plants that generally are quite large. They produce a lot of suckers and canes that require vigilant pruning. Raspberries are … Read more

10 Echinacea Varieties to Grow (Pictures)

Echinacea Plant The coneflower aka Echinacea is a North American native plant originating in the vast prairie lands where the deer and the buffalo roamed. Since its domestication, breeders have developed new dazzling varieties. Prized not only for its unquestionable aesthetic appeal, but the coneflower also has herbal, medicinal, and culinary attributes that make it … Read more

How to Grow Hydroponic Mint: No Soil, No Problem

There are over 500 types of mint, botanists define slightly less than 30 species with the remaining 400+ being hybrids of these primary species. Common characteristics of all mint plants are the volatile and essential oils that create their hallmark menthol aroma and flavor. Another common characteristic of most mint plants is that they thrive … Read more

Using Oasis Grow Cubes and Root Cubes: Pros and Cons

Oasis Cubes for Plant Propagation Oasis Cubes are manufactured from water-absorbent foam, Phenolic foam, also known as Floral Foam. Also known as Oasis Root Cubes, they offer a good starting environment for seedlings and plant cuttings, not as a full growing medium. Lightweight pre-formed cubes designed for plant propagation. They have a neutral pH and … Read more

How to Grow Hydroponic Beets

Root crops such as beets can be successfully grown hydroponically. A methodology that uses ample media to support the plants while the roots develop is necessary. Ebb and flow systems lend themselves well to root crops, but others, such as aeroponics work also. Growing Beets Hydroponically Nutrient pH 6.0 to 6.5 EC 0.8-5 PPM – … Read more

How to Control and Prevent Algae in Hydroponics

Algae can sometimes be a major problem in hydroponic systems. Algae can be green, reddish-brown, or black. It clings to conduits and channels, grows on media, and oozes from pumps and tubing, it basically clogs up the entire system. Algae sometimes emit a foul odor as it decomposes in the nutrient solution. Heavy infestations can … Read more