What Is the Best Light for Growing? It was not so long ago now (5-10 years) that it was accepted wisdom that the most cost-effective grow lights were fluorescent for small vegging plants – Metal Halide (MH) for medium-sized vegging plants and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) grow lights for larger plants in flowering/fruiting. Since then, … Continue reading Grow Lights – Intro Part 1: All About Light For Growing
A Better Way to Hand-Water (And Re-Circulate!) Find the New Medusa Baseline Trays here Many growers opt to hand-water their plants, believing that this method will simplify things and save time. Up until recently, the exact opposite was true, but with the arrival of the new Baseline Trays from Medusa Hydroponics, things are getting much, … Continue reading Introducing the Baseline Tray from Medusa Hydroponics
Evoponics brings Brassinosteroids to Hydroponics Growers Evoponic Elixir Steroids Brassinosteroids are a group of plant hormones that were first looked into about 40 years ago. About 70 or so Brassinosteroids have been discovered. The most common of these is one called Brassinolide. Brassinosteroids are one of the 6 types of hormones that are produced naturally … Continue reading Evoponics Elixir Steroids – Add Brassinosteroids to your Grow
Opticlimate – Solves grower’s heat problems once and for all! The combination of hot HPS lamps and the summertime creates one of the biggest problems for an indoor gardener – heat! Sometimes an extraction system is still not enough to keep temperatures down to a reasonable level. Also when the temperature goes up, there will usually be … Continue reading Opticlimate – A grower’s dream come true
Canna – One of the original hydroponics nutrients and still growing strong! Hydroponics is not a new thing. In fact, it has been around since the days of the hanging gardens of Babylon. However, it is only fairly recently that there has been an upsurge in people using the principals to grow their plants. In agriculture, … Continue reading Canna grow my own? Yes you can!
Spectrum King – The first LED grow-lights that are more than just a viable option! LED Grow Lights The idea of growing plants using grow lights based around LEDs is nothing new. In fact NASA pioneered research into this as far back as the 1980s, and they have been exploring the idea ever since. Driven by the fact … Continue reading Spectrum King – LED grow lights have finally come of age!
Summer is a-coming! Indoor growing can be a very absorbing hobby. However, it does come with it’s own fair share of obstacles that a grower will have to overcome in order to have a successful crop. One of the big ones is: how to to keep a grow going successfully during hot weather? Most people … Continue reading Preparing your grow for the warmer weather
Probably the most important and necessary part of an indoor grow set up is the Grow Light set-up. Unless you can grow in a greenhouse or a conservatory, then a grow light is pretty much an essential piece of equipment for the indoor grower. In fact, even in a greenhouse or conservatory, from mid-autumn through to early Spring, … Continue reading Grow Light Kits – How to choose the right one for you
In our blog article: pH Control in Hydroponics we investigated the reason why pH control in hydroponics is so important, and also how to do it. The daily ritual of visiting their garden to adjust the pH in their nutrient reservoir is one that all hydroponic growers will be familiar with. Having to handle caustic acids and … Continue reading Advanced Nutrients pH-Perfect – Hydroponics has never been so easy!
In our last article to do with CO2 supplementation, we concluded that it definitely made a significant difference to plant growth. In this post, we go into the nitty-gritty of what equipment is involved and how to use it in a grow-space. There are various different ways to increase the CO2 levels of a grow environment, … Continue reading CO2 Supplementation Equipment and how to use it