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Best Potting Soil for Healthy Plants June 5, 2020 by Ashley Hanson Growing plants takes work, dedication, effort, and the best potting soil available. No matter if you have indoor or outdoor plants, the best potting soil for your plant type can help give them the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. There are dozens of different types available from reputable companies that it’s challenging to narrow down one or two to use on your plants. I understand this, and I know how important your plants are to you. This is why I researched and pulled 10 of the best potting soil mixes available. You can compare each review side by side to see which one or two will meet your needs the best. If you’re not sure what to look for when you start shopping, take a peek at the buyer’s guide at the end of the post. This will give…

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How to Use a Grow Light and the Best Types to Use

A grow light is a source of artificial light for plants to stimulate growth by assisting in photosynthesis. Additionally, grow lights can provide a spectrum of light, similar to what the sun can provide. Used mainly with indoor gardens, these lights mimic outdoor conditions like color, temperature, and intensity. In this article, let’s discuss how to use a grow light as well as the best products on the market. How to use a grow light There are six basic steps to consider when using a grow light to grow your indoor garden. Let's cover them to make sure you are on the right track. 1. Pot your plants First, you need to make sure the seed or plant is housed in the appropriate pot.  2. Choose a bulb Secondly, you need to choose the correct bulb. This requires some research to ensure that you are using the right kind of…

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How to Grow Hydroponics: Indoor Growing For Beginners

To keep it simple, hydroponics is the process of growing plants without soil. Hydroponics is used for many reasons, from water conservation to growth time to the overall quality of the plant. It’s a method that is growing in popularity due to these reasons, and now you want to hop on board, as well. Not to mention, it's the perfect system for growing a thriving indoor garden! If you want to learn the fundamental principles of growing plants using hydroponics, keep reading. Choose a hydroponic system To begin a hydroponic garden, you need to choose a system. Depending on how large you want your garden, the kind of plants you want to grow, how much plants you want to grow, how much you want to spend, and how much time you have will influence what system you put in place.   There are three systems to consider; Ebb and Flow, Water…

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Choosing the Right Soil for Your Indoor Garden

Indoor gardening can be a great hobby or source of fresh vegetables and herbs in the dead of winter. Whatever reason you are creating an indoor garden, you still may miss some key components. You probably have your pots picked out, the plants you are going to grow, a lighting system, and the storage for them. But how do you know which soil to use? In this article, we will assist you in finding the right soil to help your indoor garden thrive.   Organic potting soil When choosing organic, you can never go wrong. Organic potting soil contains carbon-based materials from compost, manure, bone meal, blood meal, and pretty much anything that is living or once living. The organic properties in this soil will help ensure that it retains water and necessary nutrients to help your plants thrive. It is more expensive compared to non-organic soils, but it’s worth…

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