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!
The Aerogarden Mini Indoor Hydroponics System Do you fancy having a dabble to find out what hydroponics is all about? Or, do you want to grow some of your own edible produce like salad greens or herbs all year round, but you don’t want to give up a large portion of your living space? Then … Continue reading Aerogarden – The Great Little Indoor Grow Unit
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 successully 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
New nutrient lines may come and new nutrient lines may go, most of them bringing nothing new to the wonderful art of growing in hydroponics. The arrival of a new one could easily go unnoticed, if it weren’t for the fact that this new collection of feed and boosters is so obviously different. Shogun fertilisers … Continue reading Shogun Fertilisers – Brand New and Cutting-edge!
As it was mentioned a few weeks ago, it is important to have an effective extraction system in your grow room in order to keep temperatures in the right region and to replenish the CO2 in the air around your plants. Adding a fan speed controller to your extraction system provides the user with the … Continue reading Fan Controllers – Why are there different types?
As we enter the warmer months of summer, you may find that some hydroponics growers begin to get a bit of an anxious look on their faces with just a mention of the word “pythium”. Now, while the summer brings lots of long, bright days which are ideal for the fast growing of plants, there … Continue reading Summer and the scourge of Pythium!