Grow Tips

Gardening tips from 45 years of combined gardening experience.

We know what it takes to grow hearty and healthy plants that produce.

Some of our best gardening tips have been gathered here to help you get the most out of your indoor and outdoor garden.

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Give us a call or come by our fully stocked Campbell River gardening store, we have all the supplies needed to achieve the optimal growing environment for all your plants.

How do I start tomatoes from seed?

It’s best to have a warm place, or a heat mat, consistently 70 – 80 degrees F. A South facing exposure in a window, or the help of a daylight spectrum bulb, such as a T5 fl uorescent, is ideal. In a tray with inserts, or really any kind of shallow container with a clear…

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What are B Vitamins used for?

B vitamins are designed to promote rooting, maintain health and vigour of your plants, and prevent shock from transplanting and pruning. We at Hygro highly recommend Ultimate B Plus. It contains B-1, natural humates, natural hormones, enzymes, carbohydrates, and amino acids. It is also a great source for natural auxins and cytokinins. This formula is…

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What is a 3 Part Nutrient?

A 3 part nutrient is an all purpose plant food formula that will grow everything! Combine Grow, Bloom and Micro nutrients into your water at different ratios depending on the stage your plant is in, to have utmost control of the food your plant requires. For instance if you are in the vegetative stage, you…

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What is Cal-Mag’s Key Role in the Garden?

Calcium, an essential part of the plant’s cell wall structure, improves the absorption of other nutrients by the roots and their translocation within the plant, and contributes to improved disease resistance. Calcium deficiencies Calcium deficiency symptoms appear initially as generally stunted plant growth. Cupping of mature leaves is a tell tale sign of a calcium…

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Why is Humic Acid so good to use in the garden?

It enhances nutrient uptake, meaning you save money by spending less on fertilizers. It enhances soils depleted in nutrients and organic matter. Humic Acids promote proliferation of soil microorganics like beneficial algae, bacteria and fungi. Improves soil structure and prevents soil compaction. Increases water capacity in soil. Humic acid is allowed for use on certified…

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