Category - Setting up from scratch

FLIRmask vs other Reflective Sheeting Shoot-out – Which is best?

FLIRmask – Is this the greatest reflective grow-room sheeting ever? Grow lights cost money to run. That might seem like an obvious statement, but the implication of that is that (most growers) will want to make the most effective use of the money they spend on electricity as possible. To make a garden as efficient as ...

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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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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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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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The Best Way to Get Started is to Get Started

There is little so satisfying as seeing crops you started from tiny cuttings blossom into delicious, fresh produce. Instead of sowing your plants from seed, cloning cuttings from a mother plant will yield quicker results – and it’s cheap. The best way to achieve success is to invest in some top quality equipment, follow some ...

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Fan Controllers – Why are there different types?

As it was mentioned a few weeks ago, it is important to have an effective extraction system in your grow room in order to keep temperatures in the right region and to replenish the CO2 in the air around your plants. Adding a fan speed controller to your extraction system provides the user with the ...

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How Quality Equipment Can Mean Everything

How Quality Equipment Can Mean Everything In an ideal world, the highest quality products would be available to everybody and there would be no reason for anybody to purchase items lower in quality than the very best. However, we must live in the real world and sometimes a less expensive alternative is better that no ...

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