So, you’ve got your grow system sorted, you’ve done two or three successful grows and you’ve learned how to nurture a plant from a baby all the way through to being a huge flower or fruit laden beauty. Now you are looking for that next step which will take your harvests to a new level. Your standard … Continue reading CO2 supplementation. Is it worth it?
Christmas is an expensive time for all of us and a helping hand towards the end of the year is not something many of us would turn away. Forget catalogues and Love2Shop vouchers, the Tomato Growers Savings Club is a great way to turn your back on January austerity. As part of the Tomato Growers … Continue reading The Tomato Growers Savings Club
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 … Continue reading Hydroponics vs Pot Culture
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. Patience It’s no shock to most people reading this blog that a plant cannot … Continue reading The Character Traits of a Good Hydroponic Grower
Learning to grow Ok, no one is going to dispute this. Learning to grow has a very steep initial learning curve. There’s all sorts of things that a newbie needs to learn during his/her first grow. Here is a list of the top 10 most common mistakes that we find that new growers will make. … Continue reading Avoid the top 10 mistakes that growers make!
After a bit of a break from our LED experiment, we are now back with some results of our test with the Prakasa 300 Watt LED grow lamp. An overview of our testing technique is outlined in the earlier posts in this series. The Prakasa lamp was suspended centrally in a 1m x 1m grow … Continue reading LED Grow Lamps – A Breakthrough or a Gimmick? Part 4
If you really put a lot of thought into it and consider what a plant must do in its struggle to survive, you may find yourself thinking about how much more intelligent a plant is than yourself or your friends. Whilst as human beings there are many aspects of our existence that baffle scientists even … Continue reading Are You Smarter than A Tomato Plant?
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 … Continue reading Hydroponics as a Part of the National Curriculum