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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. [...] 

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 Start A Hydroponic Garden In 7 Steps

7 Steps to starting a hydroponic garden

There is a little more that goes into the planning portion of your hydroponic garden compared to the traditional soil garden. A little pre-planning and time spent up front can mean less of a chance of hiccup during your grow. Here’s how to start a hydroponic garden in 7 steps. [...] 

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. [...] 

Understanding Nutrient Lockout

nutrient lockout

Nutrient lockout can mean the death of your garden and should be treated immediately. [...] 

How to Adjust pH Of Hydroponic Nutrient Solution

Adjusting Hydroponic pH

Proper pH levels are very important with hydroculture gardening. If the pH of the nutrient solution is too high or too low, then the plant will not be able to take in the minerals in the water. pH fluctuations are a regular part of hydroponic gardening, so you will need to know how to adjust the pH of your hydroponic nutrient solution. Luckily it’s an easy process! [...] 

3 Ways To Measure pH Of Nutrient Solution

Litmus pH test strips

Maintain a proper pH is one the of most important tasks when hydroponic gardening. A plant needs the pH of the nutrient solution to be within a certain range or it cannot take in the minerals. While the best pH range depends on the plants your growing, most plants well when the pH of the nutrient solution is kept in the range of 5.5 to 6.5. [...] 

How To Mix A Three Part Nutrient Solution

Three part nutrient solution

A three part nutrient solution from General Hydroponics [...] 

About Hydroponic Nutrients

Hydroponic nutrients

I’ve had great success with “General Hydroponics” brand and I find it cost-effective. It’s used by NASA, so works for them should work for me. [...]