Category Archives: Gardening Techniques

How Calibrate A Hydroponic pH Meter

Using an electric pH meter is an easy way to measure your hydroponic nutrient solution, but it will need to be calibrated on a regular basis in order to make sure it’s giving the proper readings. Luckily, it’s easy to calibrate your hydroponic [...] 

10 Common Issues All Hydroponic Gardeners Have At Some Point

Common Issues Every Hydroponic Gardener Have

There are many advantages to hydroponic gardening. One of them is more control over your garden, allowing you to steer clear of potential issues.

No matter what preventative measures you take though, there are still some common issues all hydroponic [...] 

How To Maintain Your Hydroponic Reservoir

Hydroponic Reservoirs

The things that are least exciting are the ones that receive the least amount of attention. Everybody loves the top of the garden, the grow bed and the plants. Sometimes maintaining your hydroponic reservoir is an afterthought.

While not exciting, [...] 

Hydroponic EC Measuring Made Simple

Hydroponic EC Made Simple

There were a few things that were intimidating to me when I start dabbling with hydroponics. Electrical conductivity, or EC for short, was one of them. While not an important measurement in aquaponics, EC is very important to hydroponics.

What is Electrical Conductivity (EC)?

In simple [...] 

Keeping Your Grow Room/Greenhouse At The Best Temperature

Temperature is often one of the overlooked aspects of indoor gardening. Many don’t know the vital role having your garden at the best temperature actually plays. While not the most important thing, temperature does have an effect on many aspects [...] 

10 Ways To Prevent Root Rot In Your Hydroponic Garden

Root rot can stunt your plant’s growth greatly affecting its potential.  It doesn’t stay with one plant and can spread to the other plants in your hydroponic garden. As with most issues, it’s easier to prevent root rot then it is [...] 

A Review Of Technaflora Rootech Cloning Gel

A Hydroponics Review of Rootech Cloning Gel

There are many reasons to use clones in your hydroponic garden. With time and the right condition, plants can start roots without additives, but using cloning gel increases your success rate and reduces the time until roots start to show.

There [...] 

How To Harvest Basil To Increase Yields

Many people wait to harvest their basil plants until they are large. Waiting to harvest will give you more at one time, but harvesting early and often increases growth and allows your plant to produce much more overall.

When Should Basil Be Harvested?

Basil can be harvested at just [...] 

How To Use Rapid Rooter Plugs To A Clone Plant

In addition to using Rapid Rooter plugs for seed germination, they are also great to use for starting clones. Rapid Rooter plugs provide the great water/ air ratio to [...] 

How To Transplant A Plant From Dirt To Hydroponics

I am not a patient person, it’s something I’m working on. I don’t always like to wait on germinating seeds and growing seedlings to start my hydroponic garden. To cut down the time I have to wait, I often purchase plans from the garden [...] 

How To Use Rapid Rooter Plugs To Germinate Seeds

Rapid Rooter Plugs and Tray

I’ve tried several different methods of germinating seeds for my hydroponic gardens. My preferred method is using rapid rooter plugs made by General Hydroponics. They are easy to use, have a great germination success rate and can be used [...] 

How To Use A Seedling Heat Mat For Germination & Cloning

Warmth is a requirement when it comes to germinating seeds. When gardening indoors or out of season, it is often outside of the desired temperature range needed to start the germination process. Using a seedling heat mat, you can replicate the warming [...] 

Cut And Come Again Hydroponic Lettuce Harvesting

Cut And Come Again Hydroponic Lettuce Harvesting

When it comes to harvesting lettuce, there are a few different methods you can use. One of the more popular methods of harvesting lettuce for the at home hydroponic gardener is the cut and come again method.

About The Cut And Come Again Method

Instead of harvesting the whole plant, [...] 

3 Basics Of Hydroponic Algae Growth

hydroponic algae growth

Algae growth is actually made up of several different types of plant-like organisms.  Since there are many different types of algae growth, its appearance in your hydroponic system can take a few different forms.

Algae may be slimy, bubbly, fury [...] 

The Best pH Level For Your Hydroponic Garden

It’s important to measure the pH of your hydroponic garden on a regular basis. Plants are not able to take in nutrients when your nutrient water falls out of a [...]