Category Archives: Gardening Techniques

Preventing Blossom End Rot In Your Hydroponic Garden

It’s a common problem to soil and hydroponic gardeners alike. One day you have some beautiful green tomatoes, the next day you notice some spots on the fruit. Maybe you go to pick a ripe red tomato only to find the bottom sunk in and discolored. [...] 

How Calibrate A Hydroponic pH Meter

How to calibrate 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 pH meter. [...] 

10 Problems Hydro Gardeners Face And How To Solve Them

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

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 of your garden. [...] 

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 to treat the issue. [...] 

A Review Of Technaflora Rootech Cloning Gel

A Hydroponics Review of Rootech Cloning Gel

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How To Harvest Basil To Increase Yields

Aquaponic Basil Plant

The before and after of a pruned basil plant.
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How To Use Rapid Rooter Plugs To A Clone Plant

Using Rapid Rooter To Clone Plants

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 promote rooting from the cutting. Rapid Rooter is versatile, they can be transplanted both in hydroponic systems and into the dirt.  Here’s how easy it is to use Rapid Rooter plugs to clone a plant. [...] 

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 store then transplant them into my hydroponic system. It’s an easy process that cuts down time and ensures your starting with a strong healthy plant. Here’s how to transplant a dirt plant into a hydroponic system. [...] 

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 in all of my different types of hydroponic systems. [...] 

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 of spring that sends seeds popping to the sky. [...] 

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. [...] 

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. [...]