Category Archives: How To

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 [...] 

How To Grow Hydroponic Tomatoes

My family loves fresh tomatoes on our sandwiches, in our salads, salsa and fried up green. Growing hydroponic tomatoes is easy and can be a very rewarding experience. Here’s what you need to know about growing hydroponic tomatoes.

Getting Hydroponic Tomatoes Started

Germinating [...] 

How To Save Your Hydroponic Plant From Root Rot

Root rot is a broad term used for when pathogens attack the root system of the plant. Under the right conditions, the pathogen invades at the root system, spreading throughout the root system, and that of other plants in the garden. They eventually [...] 

How To Transplant A Hydroponic Plant Into Dirt

I have many different hobbies that I enjoy. I sometimes use those hobbies to raise funds for projects that I’m doing. One way I’ve found to make some extra money is by selling some of the plants I grow. In the summer I take cuttings [...] 

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 [...] 

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, [...] 

How To Start A Hydroponic Garden In 7 Steps

7 Steps to starting a hydroponic garden

There is a little more that goes into the planning portion of your hydroponic garden compared to the traditional soil garden. A little  [...] 

How To Grow Hydroponic Lettuce

Lettuce is the easiest vegetable to grow hydroponically. That’s why it’s a great vegetable plant for beginners to start with and used in so many hydroponic operations. Hydroponic lettuce grows fast, doesn’t take up much space and [...] 

How To Build A 5 Gallon Hydroponic Bucket

The 5 gallon hydroponic bucket may be the most simple hydroponic systems both to make and take care of. I like to use my 5 gallon hydroponic bucket systems for those plants that produce a lot of fruit, need a lot of water and/ or get big. I usually [...] 

How To Clone A Plant Using Hydroponics

Have you ever wished you could replicate that one perfect plant in your garden? Then you need to know how to clone a plant.  A plant clone is a shoot that is cut off a plant that is then used to grow a new plant. The plant clone grows with the exact [...] 

Making A Hydroponic Reservoir Drain

There’s are a couple good reasons why it’s a good idea to make a drain for your hydroponic reservoir. Since light produces algae growth, the hydroponic reservoir should be dark so no light will penetrate through. This creates the problem [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...]