Category - General

600w 230v HPS Grow Lamp Shootout – We find the Best 600w HPS Bulb!

The Future is Bright! (as long as you choose the right grow lamp) There is a bewildering number of different brands and models of 600 watt grow lamp on the market. If you are putting together the equipment for your first grow, or just looking to replace your ageing grow lamp, how can you know ...

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Which is the Best CDM/CMH Grow Light for Me?

  • Published on October 7th, 2019
  • Category: General

How to choose a CDM Going back a few years, Metal Halide lamps were the standard choice for vegging or supplementary lighting to give a more balanced spectrum in a flowering setup. Ceramic Discharge Metal Halide (also known as CDM or CMH) grow lights have risen considerably in popularity in the last few years. They ...

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What’s the Best Grow Light Reflector?

  • Published on October 7th, 2019
  • Category: General

Shine a little Light on me! A grow lamp consists of 3 main parts – the ballast, the lamp and the reflector. The job of the ballast is to convert mains electricity into a form that can fire and run a lamp as efficiently as possible. The main differences between different ballasts are whether they ...

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Top Tips For Growing In Cold Conditions

  • Published on September 30th, 2019
  • Category: General

Maintaining your plant’s environment is key to a successful grow, poor environments lead to poor quality and small yields. Keeping conditions within optimal ranges is one of the biggest challenges for growers, the UK climate is notoriously varied. However, colder months are ideal for growing, because it’s much easier to add heat than it is ...

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Setting up the Perfect Sealed Grow Room

  • Published on September 25th, 2019
  • Category: General

Apart from a few pots, media and plants, most indoor growers will start out with a grow-tent, a grow-light and an extraction system (as comes with one of our essential grow kits). The tent provides the grow-space, the grow-light provides the light and warmth, while the extraction kit removes stale, CO2 depleted air, excess heat ...

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The Easy and Cheap Way of Adding UV Light for Plants

Harness the Enhancing Power of UVB in your Grow! Ultraviolet light cannot be seen by the naked human eye but we can see the effects that it has. On one hand it can cause accelerated skin aging and even cancer. However, it can also stimulate tanning and vitamin D production. This is because our skin has ...

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Introducing the Amazing SANlight Q6W

Yet again, LED Grow Lights take another leap forward! One of the general facts of life is that technology is always advancing. And this is still true of LED grow lights which continue to improve, thanks to the continuous advances made by LED manufacturers such as Osram, Samsung and Cree. When these advances are diligently ...

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Push Plant Growth to New Levels with a Pro-Leaf CO2 Controller

  • Published on August 20th, 2019
  • Category: General

So, you’ve got everything nailed down – you’ve mastered your lighting, environment and feeding and you’re pulling in large quantities of high-grade produce. What next? Well, if this is you, the thing to investigate is carbon dioxide (CO2) supplementation. CO2 levels are one of the key factors that dictate rates of photosynthesis. Plants take the ...

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How to instantly remove Chlorine / Chloramine from your Water

  • Published on July 29th, 2019
  • Category: General

Why is it important to remove Chlorine / Chloramine from your water? Organically growing using beneficial additives, like Mammoth P, Mykos and Biosys, fortify rootzones with colonies of fungi and bacteria; both increasing growth rates and helping to ward off pathogens, ultimately improving the quality and size of your crop. However, if you’re using them with tap water, you may not be ...

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How to use the Gavita EL Master Controller

  • Published on July 16th, 2019
  • Category: General

So today we’re going to be talking you through the Master Controller from Gavita.  This particular unit is the EL1, but the basic concept is the same for all of the different versions. The menu system is actually really intuitive, and  simple enough to work out without instructions, but to make it crystal clear, we’re ...

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