Category - Growing Tips for Beginners

Soil, Coco and Pebbles… What’s the difference?

Why is choosing the right media so important? Choosing a medium is a very hard and daunting task as it plays a huge role in your crops success. At One Stop, we like to make things nice and easy for you, so here’s a breakdown of the different types of media, what to expect from ...

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How to Get the Most From Your Euro Reflector

Bend it, Shape it, Any way you want it! The humble Euro Reflector, also known as the “barn-type” reflector is an old stalwart of growing equipment. This is due in no small way to its price. When a reflector can be had for less than £20.00, you can bet its going to be the go-to ...

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Different Types of Grow Light

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHT Choosing a light is one of the most important aspects of your setup. You’ll need to think about the space the light is going to be illuminating, the output of the light and the power consumption. The three most important lighting types to consider right now are: high pressure sodium (HPS) ...

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How to Administer Base Nutrients

ADMINISTERING NUTRIENTS This is a quick guide to mixing nutrients in hydroponics. We’re going to explain to you how to mix up some base nutrient, to give you a feel for the process and get you familiar with all of the necessary equipment. We’ll get into additives another time – this is just to get you ...

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Water Hardness and Growing – What you need to know!

How does Water Hardness Affect My Grow? Water hardness is caused by the presence of dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium and carbonates. The hardness of the tap water in the UK (and indeed around the world) varies a lot by region and the supplier. Some people have soft water, others have normal hardness water, ...

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Ozone – The Benefits of a Disease and Odour Free Grow Space

So, What Exactly is Ozone? Ozone is actually a certain form of oxygen called O3. Oxygen makes up about 21% of the air that we breathe (with nitrogen accounting for most of the other 79%). Almost all of the oxygen in our air floats around in the form of something called O2. Although oxygen is basically a type ...

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7 Simple Fixes for High Grow Room Temps

Are you ready for Summer?? Summer can be the most difficult time to grow indoors. While the temperatures outside are soaring, our indoor grow lamps increase the temperature still further! Very few types of plants enjoy very high temperatures (over 28C / 82F), and most prefer temperatures around 24C (75F), yet it can be really ...

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Grow Lights – Intro Part 4: How We Test and Produce Results

So, in the first 3 parts of our introduction to grow lights, we have chatted about light, what it is, what different aspects of it there are and what plants want. In this intro article, we will explain how we will be testing grow lights and how we come to our conclusions. The idea is ...

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Which Internal Lining Is Best for a Grow Tent – White or Silver?

If you take a look at the popular sizes of BudBox grow tents, you may notice that they are available with a choice of either silver or white internal linings. But which is best? Most other grow tent manufacturers do not offer this choice. There is the standard mylar/silver internal lining, and that’s about it! ...

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Grow Lights – Intro Part 3: Light Intensity and Measurement

Welcome back, growers! This is PART THREE in our series of blogs about Grow Lights. Check out PART ONE and PART TWO here. So, in previous articles we have taken a look at what light is, and what colours (wavelengths) plants use and therefore need. Progressing on from that, in this blog we will talk about ...

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