Category Archives: Plant Nutrition

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

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 [...] 

How To Mix A Three Part Nutrient Solution

Three part nutrient solution

A three part nutrient solution from General Hydroponics

The Flora series from General Hydroponics is a three nutrient parts are FloraGro, FloraMicro, and FloraBloom. All three parts mixed together contain all the primary, secondary and micro nutrients needed for your garden. When mixing a three part [...] 

About Hydroponic Nutrients

As with all living things, plants need nutrients to survive. Since hydroponics doesn’t involve using dirt, which plants normally get their nutrients from, hydroponic nutrients need to be added to the water in a hydroponic system. At first glance [...]