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Keeping Plants Cool for the Summer

You might love a warm summer, but heat is a big problem for plants. It dries out plants and causes them to slow down photosynthesis. Luckily, plants have adapted to heat, and there are things we can do to help them. Fun Fact: Plants get most of their weight from the air. Air is where plants get carbon to make sugar and make cellulose.

Plants on a hot day

To get essential nutrients from the air like oxygen and carbon plants have stomata. Stomata are like noses for the plants, allowing them to breathe. Plants can open and close stomata depending on how much carbon they need. The problem with keeping stomata always open is that the plant loses water when the stomata are open. Plants are continually trading water for carbon. The hormone that closes stomata and tells the plant that there is a drought is abscisic acid. Abscisic acid also sl
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How to Increase Yields While Doing Your Part to Protect the Environment

Do you want a side of heavy metals in your fertilizer? How about dead fish from applying too many nutrients? We use fertilizers to grow plants at NO expense to the environment. Heavy metals are in some fertilizers, and we overuse synthetic fertilizers, wasting them which leads to agriculture run-off. Organic and conventional agriculture methods cannot address these methods. New tools including a new type of fertilizer can help solve these environmental problems while increasing yields.

Heavy Metals in Organic Fertilizer

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Time For Foliar Fertilizing is Now

Whether you’re setting up to grow your first ever tomato plants or looking to make your established garden grow a little more lush and green, one of the easiest ways to benefit your plants is the use of a foliar spray fertilizer, it’s becoming the spray of the future you know!
There are seemingly countless options when it comes to choosing which spray is the right one to use on your garden, but there are some key things you should keep in mind: Nontoxic all day long! - Especially when it comes to produce-bearing plants or cannabis, if it’s not safe for you, animals or the environment, it’s probably not the best idea to spray it on your plants. Good for plants, good for nature - Plants treated with a high quality, n
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Silicon – The Essential Element for Plant Growth

While silicon (Si) is not considered a macronutrient for plants, it is an important nutrient and one that helps plants adapt to hostile environments. Various published research papers have concluded that Si is an effective antidote to pests and diseases caused by fungi and bacteria. Si has also been found to positively impact plants under various abiotic stresses including salt stress, metal toxicity, drought stress, radiation damage, nutrient imbalance, high temperature, freezing etc. Silicon is an important nutrient and one that can help your plants thrive.

What Silicon Does

Until recently, Si was not recognized as an essential element for plant growth. However, recently, Epstein and Bloom (2003) have ventured to offer a new basis for including Si in the list of essential elements as Si deficiency causes various abnormalities in the plant. Ben
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