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How To Grow Delicious Hydroponic Cucumbers

hydroponic Cucumbers

Cucumbers don’t last long around our house. We use them in many different kinds meals, salads, and snacks, my favorite being bread and butter pickles. Hydroponic cucumbers are easy to grow, grow fast, and produce a lot. Here’s a simple guide to growing hydroponic cucumbers. [...] 

How To Grow Sweet Hydroponic Bell Peppers

Bell peppers were one of the vegetables I wanted to learn to grow when I got into hydroponics. After learning to grow lettuce and tomatoes I thought it was time to give it shot. While not the easiest plant to grow using hydroponics one you get the hang of growing hydroponic bell peppers it becomes well worth the time. [...] 

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. [...] 

How To Grow Hydroponic Strawberries

Strawberries are a great treat, but don’t last long around our house. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a strawberry patch out back? With hydroponics you can have one in your home, garage, or the porch. Due to their high water content, strawberries thrive with hydroponics systems. Here’s a guide to growing hydroponic strawberries. [...] 

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. [...] 

How To Save Your Hydroponic Plant From Root Rot

Hydroponic plant with 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 choke out the root system which becomes slimy and turns mushy. Plants with root rot will be stunted in growth and production. [...] 

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 of our mums, clone them, and then transplant them into dirt pots to be sold in the fall. Aside from making some extra cash, cloning is also a great way to take a plant with desired characteristics and create copies to be used to beautify your yard and home. This is how you transplant a hydroponic plant into the dirt. [...] 

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

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 pre-planning and time spent up front can mean less of a chance of hiccup during your grow. Here’s how to start a hydroponic garden in 7 steps. [...] 

How To Grow Hydroponic Lettuce

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 is easy to maintain. [...] 

How To Build A 5 Gallon Hydroponic Bucket

Deep Water culture

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 use hydroponic buckets when growing like tomatoes, watermelons, cucumbers and pumpkins, and they grow big! Why does the deep water culture hydroponics work so well? The plant roots are suspended in the nutrient rich water that is pumped full of oxygen, giving the plant what it needs. Instead of using energy to expand the root system in search of water and nutrients, the plants can instead focus all that energy on the production in growth and on its fruits. [...] 

How To Clone A Plant Using Hydroponics

How to clone a plant

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 same characteristics of the mother plant, so you know exactly what you’re getting. [...] 

How To Make A Drain For Your Hydroponic Reservoir

How To Make A Hydroponic Reservoir Drain

Something that I noticed when shopping for hydroponic reservoirs is that many lacked drains. For the price and lack of features, I’ve decided to use repurposed items for reservoirs, saving me money and allowing for customizations. One thing I do is add a drain to all of my hydroponic reservoirs. I do this for a couple of reasons. [...]