gardening

Facts About Phosphorus

Nov 13 2019

In this article, I will focus on phosphorus, a nutrient all living creatures require for life. This overview should hopefully answer any lingering questions about what phosphorus does for your plants and provide the insight and understanding to take control of your garden and make smart, informed decisions when buying and using fertilizers. What Is Phosphorus? Phosphorus (P) is a primary or macronutrient, meaning plants need it in large quantities to grow and thrive. It is an essential component of DNA and necessary in the process of photosynthesis. It provides the energy transfer within plant cells. Phosphorus in plant fertilizers...

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Best Cannabis Strains: High CBD, Low THC

Nov 08 2019

Meet the hottest new trend from the cannabis industry: CBD.CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is the non-intoxicating cannabis compound.THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD’s “euphoric” sibling. THC has immense popularity among recreational users and is known for giving users the feeling of being ‘high’.As Canada legalized nationally, and more and more states flirt with legalization, CBD has recently begun sprouting up everywhere—from shampoo to skincare, edibles to dog treats.Marketed as both a luxurious good and medicinal wonder, cannabis seeds with high CBD and low THC are all the rage. Luckily, there is no shortage of these stains to choose from. Perfect for...

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So what is pH... and why is measuring it so important?

Nov 04 2019 nutrients ph

pH is the measurement of acidity and its opposite, alkalinity in a solution. Neutral pH is 7.0 pH. Acidity measures below seven pH (7.0pH) with alkalinity measuring above it (7.0pH). It is important to maintain a hydroponic nutrient solution at a pH level where the elements in the nutrient solution are consistently available to the plant. If the solution is too acidic or too alkaline it can cause “lock up” – a situation which restricts certain elements essential for growth from being absorbed by the root structure. This is where things start to go wrong. Deficiencies in the required elements...

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