Category Archives: Garden Maintenance

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, [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

6 Ways To Keep Your Hydroponic Nutrient Solution Cool

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 [...] 

Understanding Nutrient Lockout

If you notice your hydroponic plants becoming stunted or showing colors resembling nutrient deficiency, then your plants may be experiencing nutrient lockout. It’s easier to diagnose nutrient lockout with hydroponic gardens because nutrients are [...] 

How to Adjust pH Of Hydroponic Nutrient Solution

Proper pH levels are 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. pH fluctuations are part of hydroponic gardening. The pH of the solution [...] 

3 Ways To Measure pH Of Nutrient Solution

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 [...]