Plants suffering from a lack of potassium are smaller with a short, limp stem. In addition, you can recognise the deficiency by smaller flower tops and pale fruits. Leaves can turn yellow or die off. This starts first at the edges. There can also be brown or burned spots. A potassium deficiency is i...Read more
The damage is not instantly recognisable because centipedes eat the roots of young plants in particular. This damage to the roots stunts growth and reduces the crop yield. It also gives bacteria and fungi the chance to take hold in the damaged rootsRead more
An iron deficiency is first visible in the top of the plant. A young leaf looks like it has been bleached. The leaves turn yellow, leaving the veins green. This is because after fixation, iron can no longer be distributed in the plant because the element iron (Fe) is immobile. When there is a shorta...Read more
The deficiency becomes visible on the oldest leaves first. Small, rusty or cloudy yellow spots appear there. There may also be dead spots and the leaf tips curl up. As the spots spread, the leaves turn more yellow. The plant becomes more tattered and at this stage the young leaves start discolouring...Read more
A sudden growth stagnation may be the first sign of a phosphorus deficiency. When this deficiency continues, a dark discolouration of the older leaves occurs at the bottom of the plant. With some plant species, the leaves at the bottom of the plant turn pale yellow or dark blue-green, this is due to...Read more
A calcium deficiency leads to various growth disorders, such as deformed buds and deformed leaves. The tips of the leaves often curl up and there is a brown discolouration (dots) on the leaves. The first symptoms will be visible on the new leaves. The spots usually don’t appear on the lowest leave...Read more
Mites (tetranychidae) measure between 0.2 and 0.5 millimetres and are difficult to see without a magnifying glass.Read more
Slugs can cause a huge damage to your plant in a short period of time. You can recognise slug damage by the typical holes eaten into the leaves. You can also see the slime trails. Slugs cause more damage than snails.Read more
A nitrogen deficiency manifests itself mainly in slow growth and results in pale yellowish plants. Unfortunately, these symptoms are also caused by all kinds of other problems (for example stagnant water, soil disease and nematodes).Read more
Cabbage root fly
The symptoms of damage from the cabbage root fly are almost always the same. The main root turns brown because the larvae eat the roots. Eventually, the main root turns black and rots away completely. The damage can also be seen in the leaf, which does not get enough water and therefore wilts.Read more
What does NPK value mean?
The NPK value indicates what the amount in mass percentage is of the three major components in plant nutrientRead more
Growing outdoors: What is the best time to ...
You’d think it’s best to start when winter is over and the sun has made its return, but you’d miss out on some valuable months if you did that. You can get a head start in February by beginning to germinate your plants. Besides, you can already prepare the soil outside if you’re planning on ...Read more
Tips to get started - growing outside
Growing outdoors for beginners. Before you start your first outdoor grow, you need to make some choices. Each one of these will lead to certain advantages and drawbacks. In this topic we’ll give you tips and help you with a summary of the first questions that you need to answer for your growing p...Read more
Do I need basic nutrition?
Growing outdoors for beginners. Plants need certain elements to reach flowering. Three of these elements can be gotten from air and water: carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. But apart from these, a plant needs other essential nutrients. An element is called essential if a plant cannot complete its life cy...Read more
Topic 8 of 12: Do I need additives?
Growing outdoors for beginners. Additives are a bonus. A plant has a number of basic requirements: light, water, carbon dioxide, a nice temperature and humidity. If these requirements are fulfilled and you’re also providing basic nutrition, you do not necessarily need additives. However, they can ...Read more
Topic 9 of 12: Which tools and supplies do ...
Growing outdoos for beginners. In the last topics we addressed grow boxes, pots, nutrients, additives and loads of other things. It’s a good idea to summarise what you’re going to need for your first growing project.Read more
Topic 10: How can I keep things low budget?
Growing outdoors for beginners. Not everyone has a lot of money to spend on the most expensive equipment for their first try at growing plants. And sometimes it’s just a fun challenge to try and keep things as cheap as possible. Below you’ll find multiple tips and tricks to keep it low budget!Read more