What’s the secret to a healthy, thriving cannabis crop that leads to big yields and an overall successful season? At Garden Rebels, we believe it’s the essential nutrients, a healthy root system from day one, and the proper airflow to help your crop stay free of mold, mildew and pests.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been growing for decades, whether your focus is indoor or outdoor, all cultivators can benefit from the trio of brands we recommend to our clients: Mills Nutrients, RediRoot pots and Fantech. With more than 15 years of experience the Garden Rebels team has seen a diversity of grows and consulted with hundreds of clients from California to Tennessee to Washington D.C.

We’ve tried an array of products over the years and these are the ones we recommend with full confidence for growers who want to see results.

A Nutrient Line that Delivers

There’s a reason Mills Nutrients uses the tagline “Mills Pays the Bills.” The company’s unique bio-mineral plant nutrients utilize both organic and mineral sources to maximize both quality and yield. Designed for versatility, Mills Nutrients offers a full line of products in just six bottles to ensure the ultimate performance in every type of growing medium – from soil to hydroponic to coco-coir. Having been perfected over the years, Mills Nutrients allows growers to maximize effectiveness during every stage of growth and blooming.

The product line includes:

  • Basis A&B: a two-part base nutrient compatible with any medium or growing system.
  • Start-R: used in the vegetative stage, this additive has a high concentration of nitrogen.
  • C4 and Ultimate PK: bloom additives designed for flowering plants.
  • Vitalize: a high-silicate nutrient used throughout the lifecycle to ensure health and vigor.

Healthy Roots, Healthy Plants

In order to thrive, cannabis plants must have a healthy root system. To achieve this, each plant needs the proper amount of moisture, enough oxygen to breathe, and the essential nutrients to start healthy from day one.

RediRoot has developed innovative aeration containers that harness a process called “air pruning.” The concept is this: when plants grow in containers, their roots will butt against the container wall grow straight down the wall of the container and end up in a twisted spiral shape circling the bottom of the container that prevents water and nutrient intake. To prevent this “root-bound” effect, air pruning dehydrates the tips of the roots as they grow to the edge of the container forcing the “feeder” roots to grow from the stock or “tap root” creating a more dispersed structure that can uptake more nutrients.

At Garden Rebels, we love RediRoot’s plastic air pruning containers. The innovative design enables the development of a fibrous root system that’s ready for explosive growth once you transplant your cannabis plants. The superior root structure ultimately leads to stronger healthier plants and impressive yields.

The Best Fans for Optimal Airflow

Keeping your cannabis crop free of mold, mildew and pests is absolutely crucial. That’s why we recommend Fantech products. Of all the fans we’ve seen (and tried ourselves) over the years, Fantech delivers unrivaled quality, and the most consistent performance so that your cannabis plants enjoy the ideal environment around the clock.

Control your humidity by adding Fantech’s EPD 250CR dehumidifier, one of the most durable and versatile devices that helps pull moisture from the air. The Revolution inline fans are ideal for supply, exhaust, or under canopy ventilation. Looking for something quiet, reliable and maintenance-free? Check out Fantech’s FG EC inline fans — with airflows up to 750 cubic feet per minute (CFM), these fans are equipped with an onboard speed control that allows you to ‘set it and forget it.’ If you need greater airflow capabilities, the FKD EC inline fans feature high-efficiency propellers with airflows up to 5,800 CFM. The standard FKD series inline fans are a tried and true way to keep your crop healthy and flourishing. The most popular among growers, the FKD 12 XL boasts 500 watts of power and 4.8 max amps.

By incorporating products from these three trusted brands into your cannabis operation, no matter the size or environment, you can be sure you’re getting the best quality from day one. Maintaining proper nutrient regimen, healthy roots, ideal airflow and a pest-free crop will ensure a successful season.


The Garden Rebels team is here to answer your questions and set you up for success. Get in touch with our experienced team, based in the heart of the Emerald Triangle.