Category Archives for "Growing Media"

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 […]

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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 […]

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Is Rockwool Harmful? YES.

Rockwool has long been a popular media for growing hydroponic fruits, vegetables and herbs. However, I’m going to make the case against rockwool and argue why you should never use rockwool again because rockwool is harmful. This post has gotten a lot of attention recently, and as a result is in the process of being […]

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