Category - Growing Tips for Beginners

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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Grow Lights – Intro Part 2: The Light Spectrum

Welcome back, growers! In this next instalment, we will be delving into what colours of light we want a grow light to produce. This will explain the ‘whats’ and ‘whys’ of the colour spectrum part of our grow light testing. First of all, let’s examine what we are going to look for in the output spectrum of a ...

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Grow Lights – Intro Part 1: All About Light For Growing

What Is the Best Light for Growing? It was not so long ago now (5-10 years) that it was accepted wisdom that the most cost-effective grow lights were fluorescent for small vegging plants – Metal Halide (MH) for medium-sized vegging plants and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) grow lights for larger plants in flowering/fruiting. Since then, ...

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Preparing your grow for the warmer weather

Summer is a-coming! Indoor growing can be a very absorbing hobby. However, it does come with it’s own fair share of obstacles that a grower will have to overcome in order to have a successful crop. One of the big ones is: how to to keep a grow going successfully during hot weather? Most people ...

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Using a silicon additive in your grow

Silicon – The Plant Strengthener Silicon additives have been around for quite a while now, and the benefits they bring are pretty much indisputable: stronger stems and branches, better resistance to dry conditions, plus better resistance to insects and fungi that must first puncture the surface of the plant in order to feed and take ...

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Seeds or cuttings? Which is best?

One of the first decisions to make before setting up There’s lots of decisions to make before starting your first grow, and one of those is how you are going to get your first plants. Either you can start fresh plants off from seed, or you can obtain cuttings from a plant. There are pros ...

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Grow Light Kits – How to choose the right one for you

Probably the most important and necessary part of an indoor grow set up is the Grow Light set-up. Unless you can grow in a greenhouse or a conservatory, then a grow light is pretty much an essential piece of equipment for the indoor grower. In fact, even in a greenhouse or conservatory, from mid-autumn through to early Spring, ...

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What is Organic Gardening?

We’ve all heard about organic gardening and the crops it produces such as organic vegetables and fruit. We’re told that it is more natural and healthier for us to eat as much of our food that has been grown organically as possible. But what exactly is organic gardening? What does “Organic” mean? Before we go any ...

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