Category Archives: Plant Nutrition

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

Diagnosing and Removing Fungus Gnats From Your Hydroponic Garden

If you notice tiny gnats flying around your hydroponic garden then you may be having an issue with fungus gnats. Besides seeing these pests fly around, they can be hard to detect until having issues with your plants. While the adult gnats do not harm your garden, their larvae can and will destroy it. [...] 

Dyna-Gro Foliage-Pro Hydroponic Nutrient Review

About Dyna-Gro Foliage-Pro

Dyna-Gro is a one part nutrient solution geared towards the vegetative phase of the plant’s growth cycle. Since it is a one part nutrient solution there is not need to mix with other nutrients. Foliage-Pro is high in nitrogen, promoting excellent leafy growth. It can be used for all plants in the vegetative stage but works especially well when used to grow leafy greens like lettuce. Since leafy greens to go through the flowering or fruiting stages, Foliage-Pro is the only nutrients you will need to grow them. [...] 

Understanding N-P-K Ratio Of Hydroponic Nutrients

An understanding of  N-P-K ratio is especially important when hydroponic gardening. Since we’re not just supplementing nutrients like in traditional dirt gardens, it’s even more critical that the correct nutrients are added in proper amounts for optimal growth. Fortunately, understanding N-P-K ratio is not too complicated. [...] 

Gray Mold (Botrytis) In Your Hydroponic Garden

Gray mold in a hydroponic garden

Gray mold, also known as Botrytis, is a fungus that affects many varieties of plants. It can affect any part of a plant. Gray mold spreads quickly and often results in the loss of the plant. It is a white to gray growth that eventually turns the affected area brown. [...] 

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. [...] 

Understanding Nutrient Lockout

nutrient lockout

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

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. [...] 

How To Mix A Three Part Nutrient Solution

Three part nutrient solution

A three part nutrient solution from General Hydroponics [...] 

About Hydroponic Nutrients

Hydroponic nutrients

I’ve had great success with “General Hydroponics” brand and I find it cost-effective. It’s used by NASA, so works for them should work for me. [...]