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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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Hydroponics for healthy eating

  • Published on August 12th, 2013
  • Category: General

It is generally accepted that for good human health, it is a wise idea to include lots of fruit and vegetables in our diet. Fruit and vegetables contain natural anti-oxidants, vitamins and micronutrients that are hard to get from other sources of food. On top of that, most fruit and vegetables are sources of fibre, ...

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A Parody: The Misuse of Tomatoes Act 1971

  • Published on August 8th, 2013
  • Category: Humour

The year is 2020 and increasing pressure from lobbyists, campaigners and activists has lead to the repeal of The Misuse of TOMATOES Act 1971. This has opened the floodgates to an immediate and extensive increase in the consumption of TOMATOES across the United Kingdom. Significant shifts in spending habits across the country have been seen ...

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Can the EU Affect How You Buy Your Tomato Puree?

  • Published on August 8th, 2013
  • Category: Humour

The short answer is yes. The European Union is something that divides the people in this country and will continue to do so long into the future. It’s common knowledge amongst all of us that tomato puree is sold in fractions of a ounce and it’s not uncommon for people to buy their tomato puree ...

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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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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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Starting Out in Hydroponics

  • Published on July 31st, 2013
  • Category: General

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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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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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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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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