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
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
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. 1. Patient It’s no shock to most people reading this blog that a plant … Continue reading 4 Common Character Traits of a Hydroponic Grower
Without a doubt, an effective extraction system is one of the most important components of an indoor garden. CO2 Plants absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the surrounding air and then use it in the process of photosynthesis. When the levels of carbon dioxide in the surrounding air begin to drop, so does the rate of … Continue reading Warm Weather and choosing an Extraction System
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!
Choosing whether to go down the route of hydroponics or go with pot-culture is an important decision to make and is one that needs to be made before any spending takes place. Pot culture involves growing plants in normal plant-pots and involves manual hand-watering. This type of growing lends itself better to water-retentive mediums such … Continue reading Hydroponics Systems vs Pot-Culture
Hydroponics is a term used to describe growing plants which are rooted in an artificial medium as opposed to soil. Over the past few decades, gardeners at both commercial and amateur levels have become interested in using this method to grow their plants, which is also sometimes known as nutriculture, soilless culture and water culture … Continue reading Hydroponics as a Hobby