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 … Continue reading Legalisation of Controlled Substances in Uruguay.
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 … Continue reading pH Control in Hydroponics
The Benefits of a Bricks and Mortar Location Why bricks and clicks is the way forward for retailers Despite the rapid growth of ecommerce, consumers are still seeking the convenience of a physical location to browse and collect goods. A recent report by retail agency Live and Breather revealed that 22% of 16-34 olds surveyed … Continue reading The Benefits of a Bricks and Mortar Location
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 … Continue reading The Best Way to Get Started is to Get Started
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 … Continue reading Control of nutrient strength levels in hydroponics
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, … Continue reading Hydroponics for healthy eating
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 … Continue reading A Parody: The Misuse of Tomatoes Act 1971
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 … Continue reading Can the EU Affect How You Buy Your Tomato Puree?
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 … Continue reading Flexi Tanks – are they any good?