Category - Product Testing & Reviews

Canna grow my own? Yes you can!

Canna – One of the original hydroponics nutrients and still growing strong! Hydroponics is not a new thing. In fact, it has been around since the days of the hanging gardens of Babylon. However, it is only fairly recently that there has been an upsurge in people using the principals to grow their plants. In agriculture, ...

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Spectrum King – LED grow lights have finally come of age!

Spectrum King – The first LED grow-lights that are more than just a viable option! LED Grow Lights The idea of growing plants using grow lights based around LEDs is nothing new. In fact NASA pioneered research into this as far back as the 1980s, and they have been exploring the idea ever since. Driven by the fact that ...

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New just in … The Advanced Floriculture Bloom “Yellow Bottle” Nutrient Range!

Great things come in custard yellow bottles … At One Stop Grow Shop we have always prided ourselves on stocking a very wide choice of the best plant nutrients. However, we’re very picky about what we stock and only the very best (tried and proven) brands actually make it onto our shelves. That’s why we are ...

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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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Beetle Larvae Poo for Faster Growing, Healthier Plants – Errrr…What? Really?

Insect Frass: Nature’s Own Plant Growth Booster! When it comes to deciding what to feed your plants, beetle larvae poo probably isn’t one of those things that springs immediately to mind… More commonly called “Insect Frass”, it’s plant boosting properties have been known about for a long time. However, it is only recently that it ...

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Coco Coir – Why is it becoming such a popular grow medium?

The Root to Success With a few notable exceptions, most plants have evolved to grow with their roots buried in soil. Ok, so many Orchid varieties grow on the sides of trees, and some plants develop water roots that dangle into running water, but on the whole, these plants are the exception. Most plants in ...

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Advanced Nutrients pH-Perfect – Hydroponics has never been so easy!

In our blog article: pH Control in Hydroponics we investigated the reason why pH control in hydroponics is so important, and also how to do it. The daily ritual of visiting their garden to adjust the pH in their nutrient reservoir is one that all hydroponic growers will be familiar with. Having to handle caustic acids and ...

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Shogun Fertilisers – Brand New and Cutting-edge!

New nutrient lines may come and new nutrient lines may go, most of them bringing nothing new to the wonderful art of growing in hydroponics. The arrival of a new one could easily go unnoticed, if it weren’t for the fact that this new collection of feed and boosters is so obviously different. Shogun fertilisers ...

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LED Grow Lamps – A Breakthrough or a Gimmick? Part 4

After a bit of a break from our LED experiment, we are now back with some results of our test with the Prakasa 300 Watt LED grow light. An overview of our testing technique is outlined in the earlier posts in this series. The Prakasa lamp was suspended centrally in a 1m x 1m grow ...

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Flexi Tanks – are they any good?

Most types of hydroponics system are based around a tank, reservoir or container which holds an amount of nutrient feed which is then distributed to plants via a dripper system, flood and drain or nutrient film (NFT). Even Deep Water Culture (DWC) systems, sometimes known as “Bubbler” systems utilise a container filled with nutrient solution into ...

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