Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Plant Age (Yellow Leaves)

Yellowing of older or "bottom" leaves may simply be a sign of age and the natural growth during the plant life cycle.

Check the new growth or "upper" leaves for signs of yellowing along the veins.  If there is no yellowing and the new growth appears healthy, it is very likely you have natural dying of older growth leaves and have nothing to fear. This process is essential for the plant to maintain it's strength as it shifts nutrient uptake to the new growth.

Relax!  But keep an eye on new growth leaves for any signs of discoloration.  Let those bottom leaves drop off and pop them into the compost pile! 

More to come.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Why are my leaves yellow?

Why are my leaves turning yellow?

Some common reasons for leaf yellowing:

1)  Plant age
2)  Cold
3)  Heat
4)  Depleted nutrients
5)  Sudden shock or change of conditions
6)  Injury to plant
7) Lack of oxygen
8) Disease.

I'll take a detailed look at each of these conditions over the coming weeks and add some timely "tips" and "remedies" to keep your babies healthy. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Deep Water Culture and Ebb and Flow

Here is a Deep Water Culture and Ebb and Flow System side by side comparison video.  Both are excellent systems and provide very efficient results.

Which one works best?  See the past blog entries on each systems attributes and weaknesses.

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