Category - New Growers

How to Start Growing from Cuttings

In our blog article, “Seeds or cuttings? Which is best?” we discussed the pros and cons of each of the 2 ways of starting to grow to help you decide which way to go. In this article we will be looking at how to grow from cuttings, and the different ways of producing rooted clones which ...

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How to Start Growing from Seeds

In our blog article, “Seeds or cuttings? Which is best?” we discussed the pros and cons of each of the two ways of starting to grow to help you decide which way to go. In this article, we are going to go a little more in-depth on the methodologies of starting from seed. How to grow ...

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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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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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DWC Hydroponics – The Bubbletastic way to grow!

Deep Water Culture / Bubble-buckets There are several methods of growing hydroponically. The main ones are: Flood & Drain (aka Ebb and Flow/Flood), NFT (Nutrient Film Technology) and finally DWC (Deep Water Culture, or Bubble-Buckets). The Flood and Drain method is one of the oldest and most traditional of hydroponics grow methods. However, it uses ...

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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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Light Height – How low can you go?

“How high should my light be above my plants?” is a very common question that we get in the shop. It depends a lot on the type of light that you are using. An array of fluorescent tubes or a CFL should only be about 6 inches or so above the tops of the plants. ...

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Keeping your grow going sweetly during cold weather

Plants and air temperature Plants like their air to be kept reasonably temperate. As the colder weather begins to draw in, it can be difficult to keep the air around your plants in the sweet-spot of 23C – 28C (28C being the absolute maximum temp you ever want at the tips of the plant without ...

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Hydroponics vs Pot Culture

Hydroponics vs Pot Culture One of the first things that a grower new to the whole indoor gardening scene, or looking into starting, always needs to decide is whether to go with pot-culture or to go with a hydroponics set-up. Pot culture involves growing plants in normal plant-pots and involves manual hand-watering. This type of ...

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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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