The Future is Bright! (as long as you choose the right grow lamp) There is a bewildering number of different brands and models of 600 watt grow lamp on the market. If you are putting together the equipment for your first grow, or just looking to replace your ageing grow lamp, how can you know … Continue reading 600 Watt HPS Lamp Shootout – We find the Best Grow Lamp
ONE STOP KITS When you’re just starting out in the world of hydroponics, it can be hard to know exactly what you’re going to need and also where to start. At One Stop, we like to make it easy, so we’ve selected all the components you’d need to get going and created an Essentials Kit. … Continue reading One Stop Essentials Kit Guide
After many months of waiting, we’re incredibly happy to announce that work is now underway on fitting out our new Cannock superstore! Cannock is situated in the West Midlands (right next to the M6 and A38), which is one of the many reasons we selected it as the perfect place to expand our presence and … Continue reading Work is Underway at Cannock!
DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHT Choosing a light is one of the most important aspects of your setup. You’ll need to think about the space the light is going to be illuminating, the output of the light and the power consumption. The three most important lighting types to consider right now are: high pressure sodium (HPS) … Continue reading Different Types of Grow Light
Plants need light to grow, everybody knows that, but understanding how much light your plants need is key, and sometimes, less is more. Like any light, your fixtures produce a lot of heat within your grow room. A lot of people are able to control the temperature of their grow room, but one common mistake … Continue reading Plant Burns & How To Treat Them
ADMINISTERING NUTRIENTS This is a quick guide to mixing nutrients in hydroponics. We’re going to explain to you how to mix up some base nutrient, to give you a feel for the process and get you familiar with all of the necessary equipment. We’ll get into additives another time – this is just to get you … Continue reading A One Stop Guide to Administering Base Nutrients
A lot of plants are prone to rust. It’s caused by a fungal disease / parasite that leeches onto your plant to survive. It gets into your grow room via spores, which can make it hard to fully remove from your grow room, but we’re going to give you the knowledge to spot rust before … Continue reading Plant Rust & Restoring Health
Mites are a common grow room problem. When left untreated, the plants health can deteriorate and growth can slow down, effectively ruining your crop. It’s not all bad news though, as we can help you identify spider mites and give you the tools and knowledge to get rid of them! Mites are often very hard … Continue reading Spider Mites & How To Deal With Them
How does Water Hardness Affect My Grow? Water hardness is caused by the presence of dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium and carbonates. The hardness of the tap water in the UK (and indeed around the world) varies a lot by region and the supplier. Some people have soft water, others have normal hardness water, … Continue reading Water Hardness and Growing – What you need to know!
We’ve just taken delivery of some shiny new dehumidifiers from Quest – a US manufacturer of high-grade air treatment equipment that’s utilised in the professional horticultural industry and also by the military. To celebrate, we thought we’d take you through the ins and outs of humidity in your grow room… Water and nutrients that are … Continue reading How to Manage the Humidity in Your Grow Room