Category - Growing Tips for Beginners

Avoid the top 10 mistakes that growers make!

Learning to grow Ok, no one is going to dispute this. Learning to grow has a very steep initial learning curve. There’s all sorts of things that a newbie needs to learn during his/her first grow. Here is a list of the top 10 most common mistakes that we find that new growers will make. ...

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pH Control in Hydroponics

  Following on from our article about controlling nutrient solution strength in your hydroponics system, this part will deal with the other main aspect of nutrient solution creation and maintenance i.e. pH. pH is simply the measurement of how acidic or how alkaline a liquid is. A pH below 7 is an acid. A pH ...

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Control of nutrient strength levels in hydroponics

Nutrient Strength: How to make sure your plants get exactly the right amount of feed! Growing in hydroponics generally involves the use of a reservoir of water into which plant food has been added. The water is then fed periodically or constantly to the plants and then returned to the reservoir to be reused or ...

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Starting Out in Hydroponics

Starting Out in Hydroponics Beginning any new hobby involves steep learning curves and periods of trial and error and the same is certainly true of hydroponics. If you’re thinking about dipping your toe in the water and seeing if hydroponics is for you then you’ll need two important things:   1)    The Equipment – A ...

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Garden Space

Every new gardener must decide exactly how much space he is willing to dedicate to his new hobby or business. Some gardeners will have vast amounts of space that they are planning to use to create extra income. Others will have much less available space, perhaps only a few square feet, which they must decide ...

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Warm Weather and choosing an Extraction System

Without a doubt, an effective extraction system is one of the most important components of an indoor garden. CO2 Plants absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the surrounding air and then use it in the process of photosynthesis. When the levels of carbon dioxide in the surrounding air begin to drop, so does the rate of ...

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Summer and the scourge of Pythium!

As we enter the warmer months of summer, you may find that some hydroponics growers begin to get a bit of an anxious look on their faces with just a mention of the word “pythium”. Now, while the summer brings lots of long, bright days which are ideal for the fast growing of plants, there ...

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Hydroponics Systems vs Pot-Culture

 Choosing whether to go down the route of hydroponics or go with pot-culture is an important decision to make and is one that needs to be made before any spending takes place. Pot culture involves growing plants in normal plant-pots and involves manual hand-watering. This type of growing lends itself better to water-retentive mediums such ...

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