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Darwin's Legacy: Auxins & Modern Horticulture

Darwin's Legacy: Auxins & Modern Horticulture

In the 1880s, Darwin and his son Francis embarked on a series of experiments that unveiled the existence of plant hormones. We will discuss the importance of these findings because modern horticulture practices that are being used today are using the techniques discovered by Darwin almost 150 years ago!

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The Power of Companion Planting

The Power of Companion Planting

Discover Companion Planting: an age-old secret to boost plant health! Learn how pairing plant species can control pests and create a thriving garden. Read all about it in our blog!

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How to get rid of Mealybugs

How to get rid of Mealybugs

Those fuzzy cottony clusters on the leaves and stems of your plants - Mealybugs. Discover proven strategies to combat mealybugs, one of the most common pests affecting houseplants.

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Hesi at Mary Jane 2023

Hesi at Mary Jane 2023

Trade shows are always a highlight on the Hesi calendar: the direct exchange with retailers, business partners, and end customers provides us with honest feedback and a great opportunity to maintain new and long-standing contacts...

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Choosing the Right Pot Size for Your Plant

Choosing the Right Pot Size for Your Plant

Have you ever considered a plastic bottle as a plant pot? Or what about a brick, an old car tyre, or even a shoe? In this blog we will talk about the different options of plant pots and what to consider for your green friends. 

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Growing strawberries from seeds to plant

Growing strawberries from seeds to plant

Discover the comprehensive beginner's guide to growing strawberries from seeds. Learn about ideal conditions, seed selection, soil prep, planting techniques, and maintenance tips for successful homegrown strawberries. Start your journey today!

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What are boosters, and how are they different from fertilisers?

What are boosters, and how are they different from fert...

Hesi Boosters have two main benefits: saving time and saving energy. By using Hesi Boosters, the time it takes for plants to develop their root system, improve their overall health and condition, maintain their growth medium, and produce fruits and flowers is significantly reduced. Boosters differ from fertilisers in that they do not provide primary NPK nutrients but instead...

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Best Houseplants for Experienced Growers

Best Houseplants for Experienced Growers

Are you an experienced indoor gardener looking for a new challenge? Have you been growing houseplants for a while now? Read this blog to learn about how to take care of these plants and how to use Hesi Fertilisers.

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How to grow tomatoes on a balcony

How to grow tomatoes on a balcony

Growing your own food is one of the most satisfying things in life. Tending your plants with care until you get the fruits and enjoy them at the table with your loved ones is hard to beat. If you live in the city it is a more complicated experience to carry out, but nothing is impossible. If you have a balcony and a minimum of sunshine, you can do it without any problems.&nb...

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Amino acids & enzymes in plants

Amino acids & enzymes in plants

By pampering our plants and adding the right vitamins and amino acids to them, we are able to support the plants in the difficult task imposed on them: to grow as much as possible. We are creating not just strong plants, but you can see them as body builders. As already described in our article on vitamins, we are not talking about pills and drinks for humans as plants canno...

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Tips for successful hydroponic growing

Tips for successful hydroponic growing

Hydroponic systems can be complex and consist of many working parts, which can make growing and maintenance seem like a difficult task. We have therefore put together some tips to make your hydroponic growing into a success! 

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Houseplants for beginners

Houseplants for beginners

We have all been there. You go to the store, pick a beautiful houseplant that you think is going to be perfect for your home and then it turns brown and dies within days. Getting started with houseplants can be intimidating–especially if you're new to gardening or don't have much experience caring for plants. Have no fear! We've collected some of our favourite low-maintenan...

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Why do leaves turn yellow in autumn?

Why do leaves turn yellow in autumn?

As the scent of pumpkin spiced lates flourishes through the cafes and the warm cosy scarfs are taken out of the closet, the northern hemisphere begins to enter the autumn equinox. The fall-coloured season has arrived! An official farewell to the summer, with colder temperatures and shorter days. That’s when we put on our sweaters and boots, and get ready for a nice stroll th...

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Different Types of Horticultural Lighting

Different Types of Horticultural Lighting

We get a lot of questions about which lamps are the best. Then the question arises, should you use grow-lamps at all? Or is natural sun-light sufficient? This is a difficult question and really depends on many factors. In this article we want to share different typs of lamps in one overview so you can make a better decision on which ones to use for your grow.

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The Wood Wide Underground Web

The Wood Wide Underground Web

Ever wondered what happens UNDER the ground? In this article, we take you underground the forest's crazy connected web. 

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Vitamins in Plants

Vitamins in Plants

What are vitamins actually? What do they do? And why do plants need Vitamins? How can you recognize a vitamin deficiency in your plants?

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Indoor kitchen garden guide | grow your own edible herbs, veggies & fruits

Indoor kitchen garden guide | grow your own edible herb...

Kitchen gardens are fun and allow you to experience the process of seeds growing into food. You can grow a lot of the same plants or you can grow a variety of different plants. Besides the countless health benefits of growing your own herbs, fruits and vegetables, a kitchen garden makes sure that you will always have a few things to harvest and use inside the kitchen to perf...

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The Secret of Variegated Plants

The Secret of Variegated Plants

Plants with albinism, also known as variegated plants - a new trend that you see all over social media. But how does this phenomenon happen? 

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5 things you need to know about soil

5 things you need to know about soil

What is soil? And what types of soil are there? This article will give you all the know how! 

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The importance of plants for our well-being

The importance of plants for our well-being

A questionnaire completed by 4205 participants provided an unbiased evaluation of the impact of indoor and outdoor plants on their emotional well-being (L. Pérez-Urrestarazu et al., 2021). Behavioural, social and demographic variables were taken into account. In a nutshell, the study showed a positive relationship between the emotional well-being of people during the lock-d...

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