Perlite: What It Is And How To Use It In Your Garden

When you open up a bag of commercial potting mix, you expect to see little white specks in it without really questioning why they’re there. But what is perlite, really? What is perlite made of? What does it do for the soil, and is there a reason to add more? Here, we’ll explore the world … Read more

Perlite vs Vermiculite: What’s the Difference?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been in this position before… You’re standing in the garden center trying to decide between perlite and vermiculite. All you can remember is that one looks like little Styrofoam balls. The difference between perlite vs vermiculite is important to know for the prosperity of your garden. They seem very … Read more

Hydroton (Expanded Clay Pebbles) Growing Guide

The world of hydroponics can be a bit intimidating to someone new to the methods. Even the subject of growing medium can seem convoluted. Should I use floral foam? Growstones? Perlite? Oasis cubes? Coconut chips or fiber? Rockwool? Should I just go jump in a river and fish for rocks? Before you end up shivering … Read more

Coconut Coir: What It Is, How To Use It, And The Best Brands To Buy

Coco coir is an increasingly popular type of hydroponic growing medium — and for good reason. There are a whole host of benefits to growing with coconut coir that you can and should take advantage of if you’re new to hydroponics.There isn’t a good, comprehensive guide to coconut coir out there…until now. In this guide … Read more

Peat Moss in the Garden – Sphagnum Peat Moss Uses

Peat Moss: What It Is and How To Use It In Your GardenIf you love gardening, chances are you come across references to peat moss on a fairly regular basis. Peat moss has several practical uses in the garden, from starting seeds to improving your soil, and is a useful amendment for both flower and … Read more