Category Archives: Plant Nutrition

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[...]

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 critical that the correct nutrients are added in proper amounts for optimal growth. Fortunately, understanding N-P-K ratio is not complicated.

What Nutrients Are Needed For Hydroponic Plant Growth?

Before discussing N-P-K[...]

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.

How Does Gray Mold Start?

Gray mold produces spores that are disbursed by water or through the air. To[...]

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 measured to the exact amount (or should be) to supply the plants with enough nutrients. Nutrient lockout[...]

3 Ways To Measure pH Of Nutrient Solution

When using hydroponics to grow your garden it is very important to measure pH level of your nutrient solution and keep it at the proper level. Without the proper pH levels, your plants will not be able to take in all the nutrients they need from the nutrient solution. When you measure the pH of the nutrient solution, it should fall somewhere between[...]

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 hydroponic nutrient solution it’s a little more complex than just pouring in the different amounts[...]

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 using hydroponic nutrients may seem a little complex, but soon you learn that most of the work is done[...]