Mason Jar Aquaponic System

This is how you can make your own glass jar aquaponics system. More »

Hydroponic EC Made Simple

EC can be confusing. We break it down to make it simple. More »

How Much Do Hydroponic Systems Cost?

I break down the cost of getting a hydroponic system to fit your budget. More »

How To Maintain Your Reservoir

What you need to know about maintaining your hydroponic reservoir. More »

 

How To Maintain Your Hydroponic Reservoir

Hydroponic Reservoirs

The things that are least exciting are the ones that receive the least amount of attention. Everybody loves the top of the garden, the grow bed and the plants. Sometimes maintaining your hydroponic reservoir is an afterthought. [...] 

Hydroponic EC Measuring Made Simple

Hydroponic EC Made Simple

There were a few things that were intimidating to me when I start dabbling with hydroponics. Electrical conductivity, or EC for short, was one of them. While not an important measurement in aquaponics, EC is very important to hydroponics. [...] 

Keeping Your Grow Room/Greenhouse At The Best Temperature

Temperature is often one of the overlooked aspects of indoor gardening. Many don’t know the vital role having your garden at the best temperature actually plays. While not the most important thing, temperature does have an effect on many aspects of your garden. [...] 

6 Common Mistakes By Beginners To Hydroponics

As with any new hobby, when you first start hydroponic gardening you’re going to make some mistakes. It’s all a part of the learning process. When I first started hydroponic gardening I didn’t know what was important to read up or keep an eye on. Here are 6 of the common mistakes I see by beginners to hydroponics. [...] 

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. [...] 

8 Benefits Garden Fans Bring To An Indoor Garden

8 benefits garden fans bring to your indoor garden

Many people think garden fans are just used to cool down indoor gardens. In nature, the wind is actually essential for healthy plant growth. Having a fan in your indoor garden provides many benefits. Here are 8 benefits garden fans bring to an indoor garden. [...] 

5 Plants Every Hydroponic Beginner Should Grow

5 Plants Every Hydroponic Beginner Should Grow

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4 Different Types of Rooting Hormones

4 Different Types Of Rooting Hormone

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5 Bibb Lettuce Varieties You Need To Grow

5 Bibb Lettuce Varieties You Need To Grow Using Hydroponics

When it’s time to get lettuce seeds, I don’t just grab any old pack off the shelf. To maximize the potential of both growth and taste, you should choose a variety that is best suited for your hydroponic system, the environment it’s in, and the taste you’re going for. Bibb lettuce is one of my favorite types of lettuce. It has great taste, it sells well, and it looks great. Here are 5 types of bibb lettuce varieties I would recommend you grow. [...] 

A Review Of Technaflora Rootech Cloning Gel

A Hydroponics Review of Rootech Cloning Gel

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How To Harvest Basil To Increase Yields

Aquaponic Basil Plant

The before and after of a pruned basil plant.
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How To Use Rapid Rooter Plugs To A Clone Plant

Using Rapid Rooter To Clone Plants

In addition to using Rapid Rooter plugs for seed germination, they are also great to use for starting clones. Rapid Rooter plugs provide the great water/ air ratio to promote rooting from the cutting. Rapid Rooter is versatile, they can be transplanted both in hydroponic systems and into the dirt.  Here’s how easy it is to use Rapid Rooter plugs to clone a plant. [...] 

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. [...]