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Hydroponics as a Part of the National Curriculum

  • Published on November 1st, 2013
  • Category: General

Despite having an education system that seems to have been working for us for over 100 years, our government are becoming a little cavalier with the complexities of the British education system. Teachers are striking and kids are leaving schools with exam results that don’t reflect their intelligence and the whole setup is a complete ...

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3 Things the Prime Minister Could Learn from Hydroponic Growers

  • Published on October 3rd, 2013
  • Category: General

Could those years of hydroponic growing make you a potential candidate for the most powerful job in the country? We think the prime minister could learn a thing or two from growers. Of course, this isn’t a dig at our current leader, but more directed to those folk in politics who have never had the ...

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Legalisation of Controlled Substances in Uruguay.

  • Published on August 29th, 2013
  • Category: General

August 2013 is the month that saw the South American country of Uruguay take one step closer to the mac daddy of all legal arguments. The logic behind the decision is fairly straightforward and the intention is to fight a long-standing history of organised crime and cartels propagating the trafficking of controlled substances in the ...

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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 above ...

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The Best Way to Get Started is to Get Started

  • Published on August 22nd, 2013
  • Category: General

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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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: General

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: General

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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