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    Compost is one of the most important supplements you can give your plants or crops. It’s a simple way to add nutrients to your lawn or substrate, it fuels plant growth and helps restore the soil. But even better: It’s free, easy to make and good for the environment! In this article, we’ll discuss some of these composting benefits and tell you how to start composting yourself!

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    Simply put, a substrate is the surface or material on or from which an organism lives, grows, or obtains its nourishment. There are many different kinds of substrates, like soil and hydro. In this blog, we discuss coconut or coir-based substrates and how to use them successfully.

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    Of course it is! But maybe it is not for what you believe.

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    Herbs and spices are not only fun to use in cookery, but they may also contain medicinal values. These are five selected herbs and spices to grown in your own herb garden!

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    Herbal tea in itself is a lovely drink, but because of its medicinal qualities it may also help you to relax, or give a natural energy-boost.  All our recipes for herbal tea can be made with home-grown herbs.

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    Mint is a lovely and very versatile herb. Growing mint will prove to be fun and dead easy. Simply check our tips and very soon you will harvest mint of your own.

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    Do you love to use fresh home-grown herbs in your meals? Creating your own herb garden might be the answer! Don't you know how? Thorough preparation is the keyword, so please allow us to help you and get started.

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    You may have heard people saying that inert substrates are better for hydroponics, but do you really know what is the difference between an inert or an active substrate? You're two minutes away from finding it out!

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    Choosing a substrate isn’t an easy task and even experimented growers struggle with this sometimes. The unique values of the properties of each substrate are written on the label of this particular substrate. But do you know what each property refers to? In these articles we tell you everything!

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    In this article, we are going to discuss one of the most important physical property of substrates: the water retention capacity. Many times, it gives rise to confusion due to the way it is measured, but then we will show you how to know which substrates are the best and those that are worse at retaining water.

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    When creating a kitchen garden, it's important to integrate both crop rotation and companion planting. In this article we zoom in on the latter subject.

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    When starting a kitchen garden on soil substrates, it's important to prepare well: fertile soil will guarantee healthy plant growth, resulting in good flowering and fruiting. We offer you 5 useful steps - now soil preparation in your kitchen garden will be a breeze!

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    Crop rotation in the kitchen garden simply means it's best to rotate your crops, allowing them a new spot every year. This will prevent soil exhaustion and also reduce possible illnesses and plagues in your vegetable plot.

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    Manganese is a mineral element that is essential for strong and healthy plants and has so many roles in the metabolism that scientists are still working to understand the diverse effects of manganese in plants. Do not confuse it with magnesium, because although their names are similar, they are two totally different elements!

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    ATA NRG Upgrade is an organic fertilizer, developed for the organic grower. This fertilization is mainly vegetable with a small dose of rock phosphate. ATA NRG Upgrade does not contain any animal substances. Atami's ATA NRG Upgrade is a must for the organic grower since it is certified by the organic Control Union label!

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    Do you prefer to raise vegetable plants from seeds, or would you rather buy seedlings? That's the question when starting a kitchen garden, so read on to find out the pros and cons for both methods.

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    All cultivators want to get the most out of their crops and get a maximum yield.

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    Nothing is more fun (and tasty fun) than growing your own fruit and vegetables! And the good news is that you can start a vegetable garden just about anywhere. But, before you dig in, best prepare your garden properly. Are you keen to create your own vegetable garden? Please let us help you!

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    Terrestrial plants provide a large part of the oxygen present on Earth. Oxygen is produced by the rupture of the molecule of water during photosynthesis. Even though plants are the reason we can breathe on our planet, oxygen deficiency in their root systems occurs frequently in nature.

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    The organic stimulator ATA NRG Root-C encourages root forming, and prevents development of nasty soil diseases. As ATA NRG Root-C consists of natural substances, it can be used by organic gardeners too.

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    Five useful tips for creating and maintaining the correct climate in your greenhouse

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    A greenhouse enables you to prolong the growing season and to grow plants that otherwise couldn't cope with our climate. In this blog we love to introduce plants that you can grow in your greenhouse.

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    A greenhouse helps you to prolong the gardening season considerably. As soon as February you may start pre-sowing, and harvest vegetables until the middle or end of October! A greenhouse also enables you to grow exotic plants, and it helps frost-sensitive plants to tackle winter. In short, a greenhouse offers endless opportunities. There are, of course, some things to consider when buying, building and using a greenhouse. So do read on for our tips.

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    A calcium deficiency in plants has far-reaching consequences for cell development and energy supply within the plant. It is therefore very important to signal a calcium shortage in time to prevent greater damage to the plant.

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    Regardless of the substrate in which you grow, measuring pH is essential to know if your plants are getting all the nutrients they need.

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    After choosing your greenhouse, it is time to put it in your garden! Do reflect beforehand on weather elements (sun, wind-direction) and other practical considerations like shelter, so you can fully enjoy using your greenhouse.

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    Nothing beats the taste of home-grown vegetables! Although we can grow a large variety outdoors, some vegetables, greens and fruits need the shelter and warmth of a greenhouse. Naturally, there is a whole range to choose from. But what should be most important to consider? Let's offer you some help.

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    Particularly in winter you may prune many different sorts of plants and trees, but you have to know exactly which plants to tackle, and how. We gladly inform you on what to prune in winter, and how to go about it.

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    Owning a garden, you'll come to find ''boredom'' is a non-existent word! Nearly every day some jobs can be done. The actual amount of work not only depends on the month of the year, or the season, but also on the all-important weather. What to do, how to do it and when? These are some important gardening jobs, usefully clustered per season.

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    Phosphorus is an essential element for everything that lives. It plays a key role in metabolism and is a building block of cell walls, DNA and stimulates the root growth of the plant.

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    Water is indispensable for your plants; without water they simply will not grow or flower. But which kind of water is better? Rainwater or tap-water?

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    No doubt you may have noticed the letters N-P-K, combined with some figures, on the packaging of  fertilizer bags. What do these letters and figures stand for?

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    Without photosynthesis plants could not grow, form beautiful leaves and flowers and produce lovely fruit. So, photosynthesis is of vital importance to plants.

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    Sulfur fulfills an important function in plants, just as in the human body. It is not only a building block of a number of proteins and hormones, but also of vitamins, such as vitamin B1. Sulfur occurs in all living things because the amino acids methionine and cysteine are sulfur compounds. This means that most proteins can not exist without sulfur.

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    A nitrogen deficiency in plants occurs when the plant is insufficiently able to absorb nitrogen from the substrate. Because nitrogen simply washes away through rain, over-watering of the plants can easily cause a nitrogen shortage.

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    The time of the year has arrived again. Sinterklaas has just left the country and many living rooms turn into a winter wonderland. Of course a traditional Christmas tree should not be missed.

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    Germination is a plant's first phase in its lifecycle. In order to give your plants the best possible start in life, read on and find out what exactly happens to your seedlings and what they need.

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    Magnesium plays an important role for people, animals and plants and just like in the human body a magnesium deficiency in plants has major health consequences as for plants it plays a role in photosynthesis.

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    Bloombastic is a rich plant-feed, providing large, lovely flowers and sweet-smelling, delicious fruit. Use this stimulator during flowering and ripening periods.

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    In order to keep your houseplants healthy it's important to re-pot them every now and then. The main purpose is to offer plant-roots more space and/or to give your plants fresh potting soil. Want to know how it works? Here's our step-by-step explanation!

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    Plants need nutrients in order to grow, flower and set fruit. Next to nutrients you may wish to give your plants a boost by providing stimulators, which ensure even better growth.

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    Silic Boost is a powerful booster, mainly consisting of  the element silicon. This element is extremely beneficial to your plants, as it clearly makes them stronger. So use Silic Boost during your plants' growing-phase.

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    Light is important for all plant development. Without light, leaf-growth, flowers or fruits are out of the question. During summer plants usually receive sufficient natural light. But in spring and autumn they profit from your help, for instance by providing lighting in your greenhouse!

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    Since heavy showers and prolonged wet spells are something to contend with nowadays, it's sensible to let your garden absorb and contain as much rainwater as possible. Read on for our tips plus advice on how to protect plants from rotting.

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    When autumn and winter set in, we protect ourselves from the cold by putting on warm pullovers and coats. Some plants need similar protection. This is how you can help them.

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    Substrate is another term for a culture medium, of which there are many around, such as soil and hydro substrates. In this blog we discuss coir-based substrates and how to use them.

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    Just like we go through several stages in life, we can distinguish various growing phases in plant life too. We would like to explain these phases to you, and indeed the needs your plants may show in each phase. In this way we hope to enable you to support your plants in every step of the way.

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    Hydro grains possibly are the best example of hydro substrates. Other substrates (also know as culture mediums) are soil and coir, but in this article we concentrate on explaining how to grow plants in hydro substrate.

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    If you're a keen gardener, you probably love nature  and are very much in favour of a healthy environment. Still, gardening as such is not necessarily ''green'' or favourable to the environment, hence these 6 tips on organic gardening!

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    Substrate is an umbrella word for all sorts of culture mediums. A well-known medium is potting soil, but there is a wide range of varied culture mediums available, such as soil or coco mediums and hydro granules. In this article we aim to inform you about soil substrate and how to use it.

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    The WILMA growing system is a wonderfully easy to use tool when growing plants, saving you lots of time and effort as watering is a thing of the past.  Let us explain what its advantages are and how this system works.

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    Mulching stops soil from drying out, promotes soil life and controls weeds in your garden. In short, mulching is the thing to do!

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    Ventilating the greenhouse is absolutely vital to create a healthy climate for your plants. You need to do so both in summer and winter to keep troublesome diseases and moulds at bay.

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    Drought and plants generally do not go together... especially during warm, dry summers plants that tend to dry out out are a real hazard. Even in winter you need to be vigilant and water some plants from time to time. How? Here are our tips!

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    During spring or summer, temperatures may rise to tropical standards, even in our country. Not all plants can handle such heat, so here are our ten tips on how to keep your garden fresh and colourful, even on hot sunny days.

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    Potassium is the Germanic name and in many other languages ​​Kalium Potassium is mentioned. The main source of potassium is potassium carbonate, which is common in, for example, baking powder.

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    Whether you’re a beginning or an experienced cultivator, you will be confronted at some point with a plant deficiency.

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    And you where thinking that plants had nothing to say? 

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    Learn the basics of substrates!