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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. [...] 

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. [...] 

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. [...] 

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 Make A Drain For Your Hydroponic Reservoir

How To Make A Hydroponic Reservoir Drain

Something that I noticed when shopping for hydroponic reservoirs is that many lacked drains. For the price and lack of features, I’ve decided to use repurposed items for reservoirs, saving me money and allowing for customizations. One thing I do is add a drain to all of my hydroponic reservoirs. I do this for a couple of reasons. [...] 

6 Ways To Keep Your Hydroponic Nutrient Solution Cool

thermo slide

The temperature of your hydroponic nutrient solution is not something that should be overlooked. Too cold and roots will not form properly, the plant will grow slow and maybe die. A hydroponic nutrient solution that is too hot does not hold the oxygen your plants need to survive. This can cause stress to your garden and could eventually result in death. [...]