Category Archives: Garden Maintenance

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

The Best pH Level For Your Hydroponic Garden

adjusting pH

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 certain pH level. Most plants prefer a pH level that is slightly acidic, around 5.0 to 6.5. To get the most out of your plants its best to tailor the pH to the plant your growing. [...] 

6 Ways To Keep Your Hydroponic Nutrient Solution Cool

thermo slide

The temperature of your hydroponic nutrient solution is not something that should be overlooked. Too cold and roots will not form properly, the plant will grow slow and maybe die. A hydroponic nutrient solution that is too hot does not hold the oxygen your plants need to survive. This can cause stress to your garden and could eventually result in death. [...] 

Understanding Nutrient Lockout

nutrient lockout

Nutrient lockout can mean the death of your garden and should be treated immediately. [...] 

How to Adjust pH Of Hydroponic Nutrient Solution

Adjusting Hydroponic pH

Proper pH levels are very important with hydroculture gardening. If the pH of the nutrient solution is too high or too low, then the plant will not be able to take in the minerals in the water. pH fluctuations are a regular part of hydroponic gardening so you will need to know how to adjust the pH of your hydroponic nutrient solution. Luckily it’s an easy process that I will walk you through! [...] 

3 Ways To Measure pH Of Nutrient Solution

Litmus pH test strips

When hydroponic gardening it is important to measure the pH of your nutrient solution on a regular basis. A plant needs the pH of the solution to be within a certain range or it cannot take in the minerals needed from the nutrient solution. It depends on what you’re growing, but most plants do well in a pH somewhere between 5.5 and 6.5. [...]