Category - New Growers

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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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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4 Common Character Traits of a Hydroponic Grower

Every single hobby or endeavor has a wide variety of people taking part and whilst it’s impossible to put people into clean, well defined boxes, we can always look at those common traits that seem to fit well into hydroponic growing. 1. Patient It’s no shock to most people reading this blog that a plant ...

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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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Hydroponics as a Hobby

Hydroponics is a term used to describe growing plants which are rooted in an artificial medium as opposed to soil. Over the past few decades, gardeners at both commercial and amateur levels have become interested in using this method to grow their plants, which is also sometimes known as nutriculture, soilless culture and water culture ...

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