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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 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 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. [...] 

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 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. [...] 

The Best pH Level For Your Hydroponic Garden

adjusting pH

It’s important to measure the pH of your hydroponic garden on a regular basis. Plants are not able to take in nutrients when your nutrient water falls out of a certain pH level. Most plants prefer a pH level that is slightly acidic, around 5.0 to 6.5. To get the most out of your plants its best to tailor the pH to the plant your growing. [...] 

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. [...]