How can tailor-made substrates help me grow?

Have you ever wondered about the differences between using standard growing media and tailored growing media? This video shows how substrates that do not fit the exact needs of your business and crop might affect performance.

The use of peat in substrates

Within the entire horticultural industry, there's a lot of talk about the sustainability of plant and food production. We fully support this topic and root for an open discussion within the entire sector. We've written this article to help growers explain the relationship between peat-based growing media and sustainability to their customers.

What is Responsibly Produced Peat?

That's a question we get quite often. In honour of World Wetlands Day on February 2nd, we've teamed up with RPP to create a short animation video around this topic.

Nutrients and medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis usually has a fairly short production cycle. This means growers are able to go through 3-4 production cycles a year with smaller plants or do one annual cycle with larger plants. This also means the cannabis plant goes through different stages of growth rather quickly. During the different stages the plants have different needs. Let’s have a look at the nutrient needs of medicinal cannabis plants during the different phases of the plant’s growth cycle.

Why hygiene is important when growing medicinal cannabis

One of the important factors to take into account when growing medicinal cannabis, is safety. Your product will be used by people to effectively manage their illness and improve their quality of life. They typically tend to have a weakened immune system, which makes it even more relevant your medicinal cannabis does not burden it.

BVB College in English

Would you like to learn more about the implications of using organic fertilisers or peat free/reduced substrates? Check out this 45 minute webinar to learn from our experts.

Mold in growing media

In some cases you might find mold on your peat based growing media or on its packaging. With this article we would like to explain how this happens and why you should not be alarmed.

What’s special about our Wood Fibre

BVB Wood FIbre is a special raw material that has many advantages for cultivation. In this article you can read which properties the material adds to our substrates.

BVB Wood Fibre for substrates: how it’s made

Over the past decades the need for complementary materials in substrates had risen. We’ve talked about one of the materials we use before; BVB Accretio which is made of sphagnum moss. Next to BVB Accretio we also process a specific type of Wood Fibre called BVB Wood Fibre into our substrates. This article focusses on the great properties this material brings to our substrates.